John Boldog Smirniotopoulos, MD| Vascular Interventional Radiology | MedStar Health
John Boldog Smirniotopoulos

John Boldog Smirniotopoulos, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Vascular Interventional Radiology

Languages: French, English

About me

John Smirniotopoulos, MD, is a board-certified vascular and interventional radiologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is also an assistant professor of radiology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

As an interventional radiologist, Dr. Smirniotopoulos uses image guidance to perform innovative minimally-invasive treatments for a wide range of conditions, including percutaneous gallstone removal, portal hypertension, local/regional treatment of cancers, fibroids, enlarged prostates, and varicose veins.

Dr. Smirniotopoulos performs basivertebral nerve ablation (Intracept), an FDA-approved, minimally-invasive, outpatient procedure for patients with chronic lower back pain caused by fractures of the vertebral bodies. He also performs minimally-invasive gallstone removal. These procedures are new to the Washington, DC area and are something Dr. Smirniotopoulos uniquely offers to patients.

His treatment methods focus on the patient as a whole – not only treating their cause of pain. Dr. Smirniotopoulos helps patients truly understand their pain and dedicates himself to finding the best treatment plan for each patient to improve their overall health.

Dr. Smirniotopoulos has a clinical interest in interventional pain management and treating joint pain in the knees, hips, and shoulders via nerve ablation.

His research interests include the use and effectiveness of minimally-invasive gallstone removal and nerve ablation for joint pain.  

Dr. Smirniotopoulos received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2014. He then pursued an internship at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, before heading to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine, where he worked as a resident physician in radiology until 2019 and served as Chief Resident. In 2020, Dr. Smirniotopoulos completed his vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. From 2020 to 2021, Dr. Smirniotopoulos worked as an attending interventional radiologist and was an assistant professor of radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City prior to returning to Washington, D.C. to join the MedStar Health family as faculty.

As a respected interventional radiologist, Dr. Smirniotopoulos earned the Alexander Margulis Leadership Award and the Chief Resident Award from the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center Department of Radiology. He is currently a member of the Society of Interventional Radiologists, Radiological Society of North America, Academic University of Radiologists, and American College of Physicians.

Dr. Smirniotopoulos is a Washington, D.C. native. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, who is also a MedStar Georgetown University Hospital physician.

Philosophy of Care

"My philosophy of care is guided by my alma mater’s, Georgetown University School of Medicine, tradition of Cura Personalis, or care of the whole person. When I meet with my patients, I'm learning about their condition in every sense, not just in the biological sense. I like to sit down with my patients and get to know them on a personal level and truly understand how the disease is impacting their life and what their healthcare goals are. I address all their concerns and I am with them every step of their medical journey. We work as a team and create an individualized plan.”

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Atheroembolism Of Lower Extremities
  • Gallbladder Obstruction
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter Complications
  • IVC Occlusion
  • Joint Disease
  • Stent Thrombosis
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Venous Thromboembolism
  • Venous Tumors
  • Visceral Malformation
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Aorta PTA
  • Angiography
  • Antegrade Pyelogram
  • Aortic Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Avm Embolization
  • Balloon Angioplasty Maturation
  • Balloon Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration
  • Bile Duct Biopsy
  • Biopsy Of Lung
  • Biopsy Of Mass
  • Bone Biopsy
  • Bronchial Artery Embolization
  • Bursal Injection
  • Catheter Ablation For Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Celiac Artery Angiogram
  • Celiac Artery Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Celiac Artery Embolization
  • Celiac Artery PTA
  • Celiac Artery Stenting
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chemotherapy Embolization Of Tumor
  • Cholangioscopy
  • Cholecystostomy
  • Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Cryoablation
  • Cryoablation Of The Liver
  • Ct Abdominal Abscess Drainage
  • Ct Abscess Drainage
  • Ct Guided Aspiration Drainage
  • Ct Guided Biopsy
  • Drainage From Abdomen
  • Drug Eluting Beads
  • Embolectomy
  • Endoscopic Insertion Of Stent Into Bile Duct
  • Endoscopic Removal Of Stone From Biliary Tract
  • Endovascular Atherectomy
  • Endovascular Coiling Of Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Laser Atherectomy
  • Endovascular Stent Graft Repair
  • Endovenous Laser Therapy
  • Esophageal Variceal Sclerotherapy
  • Facet Injection
  • Feeding Tube Placement
  • Femoral Artery Angioplasty
  • Fiducial Marker Placement
  • Fluoroscopic Joint Aspiration
  • G Tube To Gj Conversion
  • Gastric Artery Embolization
  • Gastric Artery PTA
  • Gastrojejunostomy
  • Gastrostomy
  • Gastrostomy Tube Tubogram
  • Gda Angiogram
  • Gda Embolization
  • Gda PTA
  • Gda Stenting
  • Genicular Artery Embolization
  • Genicular Nerve Ablation
  • Gi Stent Placement
  • Gu Stent
  • Hepatic Artery PTA
  • Hypogastric Artery PTA
  • Iliac Artery Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter Removal
  • Inferior Vena Cava Thrombectomy
  • Infusaport Placement
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intracept Procedure
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Lower Extremity Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Lower Extremity PTA
  • Lower Extremity Vein PTA
  • Lower Extremity Vein Stent
  • Lymphatic Embolization
  • Mesenteric Artery Angioplasty
  • Microwave Ablation Of Tumors
  • Nephrostomy Tube
  • Palliative Bone Tumor Ablation
  • Pancreatic Artery PTA
  • Percutaneous Liver Biopsy
  • Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Drain
  • Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiography
  • Peripheral Angiography
  • Peripheral Artery Angioplasty
  • Peritoneal Biopsy
  • Portal Vein Embolization
  • Portal Vein Recanalization
  • Prostate Arterial Embolization
  • Pulmonary Artery Angiogram
  • Pulmonary Artery PTA
  • Radioembolization
  • Radioembolization Of Tumors
  • Radiofrequency Ablation Of Benign Spine Tumors
  • Radiofrequency Ablation Of Bone Lesions
  • Radiofrequency Rhizotomy
  • Radiology Tube Check
  • Renal Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Embolization
  • Renal Artery PTA
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Rf Ablation Of The Kidney
  • Rf Ablation Of The Liver
  • Saphenous Vein Rf Ablation
  • Sclerotherapy For Spider Veins
  • Sclerotherapy For Varicose Veins
  • Soft Tissue Biopsy
  • Splenic Artery PTA
  • Spyglass Cholangiopancreatoscopy
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tips Creation
  • Tips Lysis
  • Tips Revision
  • Tips Revision PTA
  • Tips Revision Stent
  • Tips Revision Venogram
  • Tips Stent
  • Transhepatic Biliary Catheter
  • Transhepatic Biliary Stent Placement
  • Transhepatic Biliary Stone Removal
  • Transhepatic Biliary Stricture Dilation
  • Transhepatic Portography/Portal Vein Dilation
  • Transjugular Liver Biopsy
  • Transradial Access For Vascular Interventions
  • Tunneled Peritoneal Drain
  • Upper Extremity Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Upper Extremity PTA
  • Upper Extremity Vein PTA
  • Ureteral Stricture Dilation
  • Uterine Artery Angiogram
  • Uterine Artery PTA
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization
  • Varicocele Embolization
  • Vascular Access Device
  • Vertebral Augmentation
  • Y 90 Treatment
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25500 Point Lookout Road
MedStar St Mary's Hospital
Leonardtown, MD, 20650


Fax 240-434-7248

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18101 Prince Philip Drive
MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
Olney, MD, 20832

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106 Irving Street Northwest
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 301-209-5616

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Fax 301-209-5616

3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
CCC Bldg Ground Fl
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 202-444-3411

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7503 Surratts Road
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
Clinton, MD, 20735


Fax 301-877-3518

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Fax 301-877-3518


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


Fellowship: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2020)

Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital (2019)

Graduate: Georgetown University School of Dentistry (2014)