Hosein Kafimosavi, DO| Infectious Diseases | MedStar Health

Hosein Kafimosavi, DO
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (30 reviews)

Specialties: Infectious Diseases

Languages: Farsi, Arabic, English

About me

Hosein Kafimosavi, DO, is an attending physician at the MedStar Health Infectious Diseases Department. He is also Program Director for the Ryan White Program-Part A and Community–Base Disease Intervention Services at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

As a board-certified infectious disease physician, Dr. Kafimosavi treats patients with acute and chronic diseases caused by infectious pathogens, including cellulitis, bacteremias, staph infections, bone and joint infections, hepatitis C, pneumonia, and Lyme disease. As a specialist in HIV, he sees patients for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure testing, as well as newly diagnosed HIV and treatment-experienced patients with difficult-to-treat HIV.

Dr. Kafimosavi views formulating a treatment plan as an art. He combines the patient’s clinical history with the results from diagnostic testing and evidence-based clinical guidelines to create the most effective treatment plan.

His clinical interests include general infectious disease, critical care infections, and antimicrobial stewardship. He is also involved in research that looks at women’s health within the HIV population, more specifically looking for ways to assist women with HIV to get better care and improve their overall health.

Dr. Kafimosavi received a Master of Science in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University School of Medicine, before earning a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed a three-year internal medicine residency with Arnot Ogden Medical Center before completing a two-year infectious disease and epidemiology specialty fellowship training program at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Prior to joining MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Kafimosavi was an attending physician at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the International Antiviral Society – USA chapter.

Dr. Kafimosavi is fluent in Farsi. When not in the clinic, he enjoys traveling, sports, and writing new jokes.

Philosophy of care

“All patients deserve the time, respect, and education necessary for them to learn about their diagnosis. My first goal as a physician is to understand the science of my patients’ diagnoses and pass this information on in a clear and easy-to-understand way. Patients shouldn’t be lectured to, they should be students who learn about their diagnosis and feel comfortable and eager to ask questions.

“As a whole, I practice patient-centered care, fostering autonomy while being accessible for my patients’ questions and concerns, as well as guiding them. I feel proud when my patients say that I’m kind and that I was there in their time of need – and that they love my jokes!

“I’m honored to be a part of MedStar Health. My family has been cared for by specialists at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and have been a big part of supporting not only my family but my passion for medicine and infectious disease.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Cellulitis
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Malaria
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Mycobacterial Infection
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Staphylococcus Infections
  • Travel Medicine
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Aspergillosis Infection
  • Babesiosis Infection
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Bartonellosis Diseases
  • Cellulitis
  • Cerebral Toxoplasmosis
  • Chagas Disease
  • Chronic Osteomyelitis
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Encephalitis
  • Fever Of Unknown Origin
  • Fungemia
  • Genital Herpes, Male
  • Giardiasis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Helminthiasis
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Joint Infection
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Leprosy
  • Leptospirosis
  • Listeriosis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaria
  • Meningitis
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Mucormycosis
  • Mycobacterial Infection
  • Mycosis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Pneumocystis Carinii
  • Pneumonia
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection
  • Q Fever
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Spirochetal Infection
  • Sporotrichosis
  • Spotted Fevers
  • Staphylococcus Infections
  • Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Syphilis
  • Tick Borne Infections
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Transplant Related Infection
  • Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Tuberculosis
  • Varicella
  • Viral Encephalitis
  • Viral Meningitis
  • West Nile Virus
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Procedures I perform

  • Anal Pap Smear
  • Antiretroviral Salvage Therapy
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination
  • Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • MMR Vaccine
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Polio Vaccination
  • Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PREP)
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Shingles Vaccination
  • Travel Medicine
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test
  • Typhoid Fever Vaccination
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination
  • Zika Virus Testing
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Room 1A-50B
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-0333

Fax 202-877-0341

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Insurance

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
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Board Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship Program: Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (2018)

Residency Program: Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital (2017)

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (2014)

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Oct 24, 2023

    Very good

  • Sep 28, 2023

    Poor care in coordinating prescriptions with ID

  • Jul 25, 2023

    My doctor is always hands on, knowledgeable about everything