Hira Latif, MD| Hematology Oncology | MedStar Health

Hira Latif, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (107 reviews)

Specialties: Hematology Oncology

Languages: Urdu, Punjabi, English


About me

Hira Latif, MD, is a hematologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Latif specializes in treating patients with blood disorders, such as abnormal blood counts, bleeding and clotting disorders, hemoglobinopathies, immune thrombocytopenia, and hematological malignancies.  

Dr. Latif performs diagnostic procedures, including bone marrow biopsies, and is specialty trained in intrathecal chemotherapy. She also works alongside the Infusion Center to provide patients with blood transfusions, iron infusions, chemotherapy, immunotherapy for the treatment of blood disorders and blood cancers.  

Dr. Latif’s clinical and research interests include diagnosing and treating all blood and clotting disorders. Specifically, she is interested in finding effective treatments for clotting disorders in specialized populations, such as patients with kidney disease, obesity, and pregnant women. She is also involved in clinical trials investigating immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) drugs. Dr. Latif has earned awards throughout her practice, including the Humanism in Medicine Award, Thrombosis & Hemostasis Summit of North America (THSNA) 2020 Young Investigator Travel Award, and is part of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Medical Educators Institute.

Dr. Latif received her medical degree from Aga Khan University in Pakistan, where she later completed an internship in internal medicine. She then completed an additional internship in internal medicine at MedStar Washington, followed by an internal medicine residency at Jacobi Medical Center in New York City. Finally, Dr. Latif completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at MedStar Washington. 

She is an active member of many professional societies, including the American Society of Hematology, the International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis, the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society, and the Foundation of Women and Girl’s Blood Disorders. 

Philosophy of Care
“I have a holistic approach to patient care that supports a patient’s overall well-being. I’m a patient advocate focused on partnering with patients in their medical care. I strongly believe that a multidisciplinary approach to patient care is fundamental. I use a collaborative approach when treating patients and communicate diligently with my referring physicians. I’m always available for my patients to answer their questions and address their concerns. I want patients to leave knowing that I gave my complete attention and focus to their problems. It’s important to me that I answer all of their questions to their complete satisfaction.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Adenocarcinoma Of Lung
  • Adrenal Neoplasm
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Kidney Cancer Surgery
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Metastasis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Nodule
  • Seminoma
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Thymoma
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Adenocarcinoma Of Lung
  • Adrenal Neoplasm
  • Adverse Effects To Anticoagulants
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia And Bone Marrow Disorders
  • Anemia Of Chronic Disease
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Antithrombin Deficiency
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorder
  • Blood Cancer
  • Blood Clotting Disorder
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes
  • Cancer
  • Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cancer Related Fatigue
  • Cancer Survivor
  • Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome (CAPS)
  • Coagulation Disorders
  • Cold Agglutinin Disease
  • Cooley Anemia
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Thrombophlebitis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Diamond Blackfan Anemia
  • Endocrine Complications Of Cancer Therapy
  • Essential Thrombocytosis
  • Factor Eight Disorder
  • Factor Nine Deficiency
  • Factor V Leiden
  • Familial Aplastic Anemia
  • Fanconi Anemia
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
  • Head And Neck Tumors
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hemophilia
  • Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Hereditary Cancer Risk
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
  • Leukemia
  • Leukocytosis
  • Leukopenia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Metastases
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Metastasis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphopenia
  • Maternal Hematologic Disorders
  • Mesothelioma
  • Monoclonal Gammopathy Of Undetermined Significance
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Neutropenia
  • Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Oral Complications Of Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Petechiae
  • Platelet Disorder
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Poems Syndrome
  • Polycythemia
  • Porphyria
  • Post Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS)
  • Primary Myelofibrosis
  • Primary Systemic Amyloidosis
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Protein C Deficiency
  • Protein S Deficiency
  • Prothrombin Gene Mutation
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • Pulmonary Nodule
  • Pure Red Cell Aplasia
  • Purpura
  • Recurrent Thrombosis
  • Red Blood Cell Disorders
  • Secondary Polycythemia
  • Seminoma
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Side Effects Of Cancer Treatment
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Splenic Sequestration
  • Splenomegaly
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombophilia
  • Thrombotic Disorders
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Thymoma
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Venous Occlusive Crisis
  • Von Willebrand Disease
  • White Blood Cell Disorders
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Procedures I perform

  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Anticoagulation
  • Biological Targeted Therapy
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Cancer Genomics
  • Chemoradiation
  • Early Detection Of Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer Surgery
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Suite C2149
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-877-8910

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MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Tricare East Select
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • United Choice
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthy Families
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Aetna HMO
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • United Student Resources
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • United Choice Plus
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Optimum Choice
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Amerigroup DC Healthy Families
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Cigna EPO
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Tricare East Prime
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Amerigroup DC Alliance
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • United Navigate
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • D-SNP)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Virginia Premier
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • Kaiser Select
    • United Golden Rule
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • I-SNP
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA


Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2020)

Residency Program: Jacobi Medical Center (2017)

Internship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2015)

Internship Program: Aga Khan University Hospital (2013)

Medical School: Aga Khan University (2011)

Hospital affiliations

Ratings and reviews

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  • Mar 12, 2024

    Dr. Latif is amazing!

  • Nov 7, 2023

    The appointment was over 30 minutes late and the provider rushed through the appointment. She has not been involved with my current course of treatment with infectious disease and Ortho.

  • Nov 6, 2023

    Dr. Latif was thorough in her assessment and line of treatment. She was personable and caring.