Javairiah Fatima, MD| Vascular Surgery | MedStar Health
Javairiah Fatima

Javairiah Fatima, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.5 out of 5 (448 reviews)

Specialties: Vascular Surgery

Languages: Urdu, English


About me

Javairiah Fatima, MD, an Associate Professor of Surgery, and a Distinguished Fellow of the Society of Vascular Surgery, serves as the Co-Director of the Complex Aortic Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Site Director of the MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. She also serves as the co-editor of the thoracic section of the Endovascular Today Journal. As a vascular surgeon, Dr. Fatima performs the whole spectrum of vascular surgery-- both open and endovascular procedures including treatment of mesenteric disease, peripheral vascular disease, and carotid disease, among others. She specializes in open and endovascular aortic surgeries, aortic dissections, and fenestrated aortic aneurysm repair surgery (FEVAR).

Dr. Fatima is one of a handful vascular surgeons nationally, and the only female vascular surgeon to have an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) to perform and study fenestrated endovascular repair of complex aneurysms of thoracoabdominal aorta including aneurysms secondary to aortic dissection. Dr. Fatima believes in working across specialties to provide care to a patient, and in the necessity of research and education to providing quality patient care. Since focusing her attention on branch graft technology and learning the FEVAR procedure during her fellowship, Dr. Fatima has been the principal investigator on several studies related to branch graft and fenestrated technology and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and authored multiple book chapters.

Philosophy of Care
“I’m always available. I’m always approachable. In vascular surgery we form life-long relationships with our patients and in order to provide them the best care possible. I believe collaborative, multidisciplinary team-approach is essential and crucial to successful delivery of care to our patients.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Carotid Stent
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter Removal
  • Leg Pain
  • May Thurner Syndrome
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Edema
  • Spider Veins
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Varicose Veins
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Abdominal Aortic Ectasia
  • Acquired Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Of Artery Of Neck
  • Aneurysm Of Ascending Aorta
  • Aneurysm Of Descending Aorta
  • Aneurysm Of Leg Artery
  • Aneurysm Of Renal Artery
  • Aneurysm Of Splenic Artery
  • Aneurysm Of Subclavian Artery
  • Aneurysm Of Upper Extremity Artery
  • Aneurysm Of Visceral Artery
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Arch Aneurysm
  • Aortic Atresia
  • Aortic Bifurcation Syndrome
  • Aortic Coarctation
  • Aortic Ectasia Thoracoabdominal
  • Aortic Ulcer
  • Aortoiliac Obstruction
  • Arterial Embolism
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Thrombosis
  • Arteriovenous Graft Occlusion
  • Atheroembolism Of Lower Extremities
  • Atheroembolism Of Upper Extremities
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis Of Renal Artery
  • Atherosclerosis Of The Extremities
  • Carotid Aneurysm
  • Carotid Intimal Thickness
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Celiac Artery Compression Syndrome
  • Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
  • Claudication
  • Cold Sensitivity Hands
  • Complex Thoracoabdominal Aortic Disease
  • Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Deep Thrombophlebitis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Diabetic Foot Infection
  • Diabetic Ulcer
  • Dissecting Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Dissection Carotid Artery
  • Dissection Of Aorta
  • Dissection Of Vertebral Artery
  • Dissection Renal Artery
  • Familial Aneurysmal Disease
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • Gangrene
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Iliac Artery Endofibrosis
  • Iliac Artery Stenosis
  • Intestinal Artery Disease
  • IVC Occlusion
  • Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Ulcers
  • Leriche Syndrome
  • May Thurner Syndrome
  • Mesenteric Artery Disease
  • Mesenteric Vascular Disease
  • Paraganglioma
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Pelvic Varicose Veins
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Edema
  • Peripheral Malformation
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
  • Poor Circulation In Hands
  • Popliteal Artery Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome
  • Postphlebitic Syndrome
  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • Recurrent Thrombosis
  • Renal Artery Dysplasia
  • Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saddle Embolus
  • SMA Stenosis
  • Spider Veins
  • Stenosis Vascular Graft
  • Stent Thrombosis
  • Stricture Of Artery
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome
  • Subclavian Stenosis
  • Superficial Phlebitis
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Stenosis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Thromboangiitis Obliterans
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thrombotic Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Vascular Disorders Of Kidney
  • Vascular Insufficiency Of Intestine
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Stasis Disease
  • Visceral Malformation
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Aneurysm Repair
  • Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm Repair
  • Abdominal Aorta PTA
  • Amputation Below The Knee Surgery
  • Angiography
  • Aortic Angioplasty
  • Aortofemoral Shunt
  • Arterial Biopsy
  • Arterial Reconstruction Of The Lower Extremities
  • Arteriovenous Bypass
  • Arteriovenous Graft
  • Balloon Angioplasty Maturation
  • Balloon Catheter
  • Carotid Artery Angioplasty
  • Carotid Artery Ultrasound
  • Carotid Doppler
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Carotid Stent
  • Catheter Ablation For Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Celiac Artery Angiogram
  • Celiac Artery Bypass
  • Celiac Artery Embolization
  • Celiac Artery PTA
  • Celiac Artery Stenting
  • Cervical Rib Resection
  • Common Carotid Artery Stenting
  • Common Femoral Thromboendarterectomy
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
  • Dialysis Access
  • Dialysis Catheter
  • Dialysis Graft Angioplasty
  • Embolectomy
  • Endarterectomy
  • Endarterectomy Of Abdominal Artery
  • Endarterectomy Of Intracranial Artery
  • Endarterectomy Of Lower Limb Artery
  • Endarterectomy Of Upper Limb Artery
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Atherectomy
  • Endovascular Celiac Artery Surgery
  • Endovascular Femoral Artery Surgery
  • Endovascular Iliac Artery Surgery
  • Endovascular Laser Atherectomy
  • Endovascular Stenting
  • Endovascular Superior Mesenteric Artery Surgery
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation Of Varicose Veins
  • Femoral Artery Angioplasty
  • Iliac Artery Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Ilioiliac Artery Bypass Graft
  • Infected Graft Surgery
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter Removal
  • Interruption Of Vena Cava
  • Laparoscopic Aortic Surgery
  • Ligation Of Internal Jugular Vein
  • Limb Salvage
  • Lower Extremity Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Lower Extremity Bypass
  • Mesenteric Artery Stenting
  • Mesenteric Open Bypass
  • Open Aortic Surgery
  • Open Portocaval Venous Anastomosis
  • Open Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Pediatric Vascular Surgery
  • Peripheral Artery Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Portosystemic Shunt
  • Radial Artery Access
  • Removal Of Infected Abdominal Graft
  • Removal Of Infected Neck Graft
  • Renal Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Renal Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Renoportal Anastomosis Procedure
  • Repair Of Axial Brachial Aneurysm
  • Repair Of Blood Vessel Of Leg
  • Repair Of Carotid Subclavian Aneurysm
  • Repair Of Intraabdominal Blood Vessel
  • Repair Of Neck Blood Vessel
  • Repair Of Popliteal Artery
  • Repair Of Vertebral Artery
  • Robotic Endovascular Surgery
  • Saphenous Vein Ligation
  • Sclerotherapy For Spider Veins
  • Sclerotherapy For Varicose Veins
  • SMA Angiogram
  • SMA Embolization
  • Splenic Artery Repair
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Bypass
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Stenting
  • Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
  • Thoracic Outlet Decompression
  • Unna Boot
  • Upper Extremity Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Valvuloplasty Of Femoral Vein
  • Varicose Vein Treatment
  • Vascular Access Device
  • Vascular Access Surgery
  • Vascular Laser
  • Vascular Stenting
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Vein Ligation
  • Vertebral Transposition
  • Wound Care
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Practice locations

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106 Irving Street Northwest
POB North 3150
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-877-0456

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



Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Fellowship Program: Cleveland Clinic Hospital (2014)

Residency Program: Mayo Clinic of Rochester (2012)

Medical School: Aga Khan University (2004)

Ratings and reviews

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  • May 28, 2024


  • May 25, 2024


  • May 22, 2024

    Dr. Fatima Javairiah is the first doctor in a long time that listen to me, gave me good advice and did not prescribe medication without knowing all the facts.