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

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

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


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)