Irina G. Veytsman, MD| Medical Oncology | MedStar Health

Irina G. Veytsman, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (230 reviews)

Specialities: Medical Oncology

Languages: English

About me

Irina Veytsman, MD, is a board-certified medical oncologist/hematologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Cancer Center and a Section Director of the Hematology/Oncology Department. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. Prior to joining MedStar, she served as Director of the Hematology/Oncology Department, Associate Director of Thoracic Oncology, and Director of the Infusion Center at PinnacleHealth Cancer Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Veytsman specializes in the treatment of lung cancer and head and neck cancer through the use of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy, alone or in combination with oncological surgery and radiation oncology. She is part of the multidisciplinary team in Thoracic Oncology and Head and Neck Cancer at MedStar.

Her interests include research studies of racial differences in tumor biology and treatments. She is particularly interested in understanding how lung cancer in women may be caused by other factors, such as hormonal influences and environmental exposures.

Dr. Veytsman has previously served as the Chair of the Education Committee for the Head and Neck Cancer track with the American Society of Clinical Oncology, on the Communication Committee for the International Association of Study for Lung Cancer, on the ASCO 2017 questions writing panel, and has served as a member of the 2018 ASCO Educational Book Expert panel. She was principal investigator on multiple research studies and hopes to continue her research at MedStar. During her time with PinnacleHealth Cancer Center, she served on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) committee, the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee, and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Committee. Dr. Veytsman connects with physicians across the country and around the world in order to broaden the scope of therapies she can recommend to her patients. She has received the Washingtonian Top Doctor Award and was voted as an “All Star Physician” by Harrisburg Magazine 2016.

Dr. Veytsman received her medical degree from Kazan State Medical University in Russia, where she also completed a three-year residency in internal medicine. She then continued her training in the United States at the University of Connecticut for a three-year residency in internal medicine before joining the National Institute of Health’s National Cancer Institute for a three-year fellowship in hematology and medical oncology.

She is passionate about building a Thoracic Oncology Program that would include a new lung cancer screening program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. This program will aim at catching lung cancer in its early stages, when it is more curable compared to late-stage lung cancer, and will include a pulmonary nodule clinic, tobacco cessation program, research trials that involve new innovative therapies, and studies in the underserved African American population.

Philosophy of Care

“I treat each patient as a family member. As a family-oriented person, I understand the importance of having a strong and supportive team by one’s side to help with decision making and to offer support.

“Each patient is different and will present with unique challenges. I work with my patients to form a special bond that is based on the understanding of their desires as well as the profile of their specific cancer. The best treatment plan is built on a foundation of trust, communication, and knowledge.

“I feel honored to have the opportunity to live my childhood dream, to help others throughout the process of cancer treatment. In order to deliver the best care possible, I’m constantly trying to involve myself with research and to stay up-to-date with all innovative and novel therapies, as well as work closely with many specialists on our teams.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Adenocarcinoma Of Lung
  • Adenocarcinoma Of The Head And Neck
  • Head And Neck Tumors
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Metastasis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Nodule
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Squamous Carcinoma In Situ
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thymoma
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Adenocarcinoma Of Lung
  • Adenocarcinoma Of The Head And Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cancer Related Fatigue
  • Cancer Survivor
  • Endocrine Complications Of Cancer Therapy
  • Head And Neck Tumors
  • Hereditary Cancer Risk
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Metastases
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Metastasis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Oral Complications Of Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • Pulmonary Nodule
  • Side Effects Of Cancer Treatment
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Squamous Carcinoma In Situ
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thymoma
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
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Procedures I perform

  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Biological Targeted Therapy
  • Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Cancer Genomics
  • Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Chemoradiation
  • Early Detection Of Cancer
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Suite C
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-6998

Fax 202-877-8910

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship Program: National Institute of Health (2007)

Residency Program: University of Connecticut Health Center (2003)

Fellowship Program: Kazan-City Hospital (1994)

Internship Program: Kazan-City Hospital (1994)

Medical School: Kazan State Medical University (1991)

Hospital affiliations

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.7
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.7
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.7
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Mar 21, 2022

    Grade A across the board for each of them definitely need and want them on my team.

  • Feb 17, 2022

    My experiences at Dr. Veytsman office are always good I never have any problems

  • Jan 31, 2022

    Good.