Hira Latif, MD| Hematology Oncology | MedStar Health

Hira Latif, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Hematology Oncology

Languages: Urdu, Punjabi, English

202-877-8910

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
  • Kidney Cancer Surgery
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Metastasis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Nodule
  • Seminoma
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Testicular 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
  • 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
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
  • Leukocytosis
  • Leukopenia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Metastases
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Metastasis
  • Lymphopenia
  • Maternal Hematologic Disorders
  • Mesothelioma
  • Monoclonal Gammopathy Of Undetermined Significance
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Neutropenia
  • Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Oral Complications Of Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Penile Cancer
  • 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
  • Testicular 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
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Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-7856

Fax 202-291-0386

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Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

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