John Namer Aseff, MD| Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation | MedStar Health
John Namer Aseff

John Namer Aseff, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (89 reviews)

Specialties: Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation

Languages: English


About me

John N. Aseff, MD, is a board-certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), with particular interests in electrodiagnostic medicine, soft tissue pain syndromes, and neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation. He is currently the Director of Electrodiagnostic Services, Medical Director of the Post Polio Program, and Medical Director, Admissions, at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. Dr. Aseff sees patients at the Irving Street location. He is also Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and was the founding director of the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital PM&R Residency Program in 1986. Dr. Aseff formerly chaired the PM&R department at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

He has received multiple awards and distinctions, including the Distinguished Clinician Award (2013) by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the Dr. John W. Goldschmidt Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation (2011) by MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. He has also been named multiple times as one of the areas 'Top Doctors' by Washingtonian Magazine. He has also authored several publications and has given numerous presentations. He is also a member of several medical societies, including the American Academy of PM&R, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and the Association of Academic Physiatrists.

Dr. Aseff received his MD from the Ohio State University College of Medicine, and completed a residency in PM&R at the Ohio State University Hospitals, after having had additional residency training in General Surgery and Orthopaedics at Case Western Reserve/University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Concussion
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Concussion
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Soft Tissue Disorder
  • Spasticity
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Procedures I perform

  • Gait Analysis
  • Post Polio Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
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Practice locations

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102 Irving Street Northwest
Suite 1332
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-829-2632

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


Board Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Residency Program: Ohio State University Hospitals (1977)

Residency Program: University Hospitals of Cleveland (1975)

Internship Program: University Hospitals of Cleveland (1974)

Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine (1973)

Ratings and reviews

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  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

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  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

  • Aug 5, 2019

    Knowledge of subject matter.

  • Jul 2, 2019

    Listening and providing information

  • Jul 1, 2019

    Dr. Aseff is very detailed oriented and spends lots of his time on patients. It is sad that he will be soon retiring. Wish him all he best of luck.