John Steven Steinberg, DPM| Surgical Wound Care, Podiatry | MedStar Health

John Steven Steinberg, DPM
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (929 reviews)

Specialties: Surgical Wound Care, Podiatry, Foot And Ankle Surgery

Languages: Spanish, English

202-444-0300

About me

John S. Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS, is the Co-Director of the Center for Wound Healing at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and is the Director of the Podiatric Residency Training Program at MedStar Health. Dr. Steinberg is a Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in foot surgery and in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. Dr. Steinberg completed a three-year surgical residency at the Inova Fairfax Podiatric Residency Program and then completed a one-year Diabetic Foot/Limb Salvage Fellowship with the University of Texas at San Antonio.

In addition to general foot and ankle care, the majority of Dr. Steinberg's practice is devoted to non-healing wounds and surgical care of the patient with diabetic foot complications. His wound care team takes a progressive, often surgically based approach that helps to speed healing and avoid amputation.

Dr. Steinberg has lectured extensively on diabetic limb salvage both nationally and internationally.  He dedicates significant effort to clinical research, education, and publication in the field of wound healing and limb salvage surgery.

Dr. Steinberg comes from a family of podiatrists. He takes great pride in his specialty and his unique contributions to the field. Dr. Steinberg works with a multi-disciplinary team that includes plastic surgeons, vascular surgeons and infectious disease specialists. Dr. Steinberg stresses the importance of including the patient's family in decisions made and communicating thoroughly with all who are involved.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Complex Wound Management
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diabetic Foot Infection
  • Diabetic Ulcer
  • Foot Injury
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Wound
  • Hammer Toe
  • Leg Ulcers
  • Non Healing Wound
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sports Related Foot Injury
  • Toe Fracture
  • Wound Care
  • Wound Debridement
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormalities Of The Feet
  • Accessory Navicular
  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendonosis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Dislocation
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Ankle Tendon Injury
  • Ankle Tendon Tear
  • Bilateral Foot Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Bursitis, Subcutaneous Tendo Achilles
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Cavovarus Foot Deformity
  • Cavus Foot
  • Charcot Foot
  • Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain
  • Chronic Muscle Injury
  • Chronic Tendinosis Of The Ankle
  • Chronic Tendinosis Of The Foot
  • Clawtoe
  • Comminuted Fracture
  • Common Peroneal Nerve Lesions
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Compound Fracture
  • Congenital Deformity Of Foot
  • Deformity Of Forefoot
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Foot
  • Diabetic Foot Infection
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathies
  • Diabetic Ulcer
  • Fibula Fracture
  • Flatfoot
  • Foot And Ankle Compartment Syndrome
  • Foot And Ankle Disorders
  • Foot Arthritis
  • Foot Drop
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Infection
  • Foot Injury
  • Foot Mass
  • Foot Nerve Disorders
  • Foot Osteoarthritis
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Strain
  • Foot Tendon Injury
  • Foot Tendon Tear
  • Foot Ulcer
  • Foot Wound
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Infections
  • Freiberg's Disease
  • Frostbite Of Toes
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gangrene
  • Haglund Deformity
  • Hallux Varus
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Heterotopic Ossification
  • In Toeing
  • Infected Nonunion Fracture
  • Ingrown Nail
  • Insertional Achilles Tendinitis
  • Joint Dislocation
  • Joint Infection
  • Joint Pain In Ankle And Foot
  • Joint Sprain
  • Jones Fracture
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Mass
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Ulcers
  • Ligament Injury
  • Ligament Tear
  • Limp
  • Lisfranc Tear
  • Macrodactyly
  • Mallet Toe
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Foot
  • Morton Neuroma
  • Muscle Injury
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Tears
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Non Displaced Fracture
  • Non Healing Wound
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Orthopedic Infections
  • Osteochondral Lesions
  • Osteochondral Lesions Of The Talus
  • Osteochondroma
  • Osteoid Osteoma
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Overuse Injury
  • Overuse Injury Of The Ankle
  • Peroneal Tendon Tear
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Polydactyly Foot
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Tear
  • Pronation
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Sports Related Ankle Injury
  • Sports Related Foot Injury
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Sports Related Toe Injury
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tarsal Coalition
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tibial Tendonitis
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Toe Bone Spur
  • Toe Deformity
  • Toe Dislocation
  • Toe Fracture
  • Toe Injury
  • Toe Instability
  • Traumatic Amputation
  • Turf Toe
  • Twisted Ankle
  • Venous Ulcer
  • Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
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Procedures I perform

  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Amputation Of The Foot Surgery
  • Amputation Of The Toe Surgery
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Surgery
  • Closed Reduction And Manipulation
  • Complex Wound Management
  • Correction Of Bunion
  • Deformity Correction Of Foot & Ankle
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diabetic Footwear
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
  • Flaps Repair Of Wounds
  • Flat Foot Surgery
  • Foot Fracture Surgery
  • Foot Fusion Surgery
  • Foot Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fusion Arthrodesis
  • Fusion Of Joint
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement And Reconstructive Surgery
  • Joint Revision
  • Limb Salvage
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
  • Lower Limb Prosthetics
  • Minimally Invasive Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Multiple Ligament Reconstruction
  • Non Surgical Ankle Fracture Treatment
  • Non Surgical Foot Fracture Treatment
  • Non Surgical Fracture Care
  • Non Surgical Management Of Osteoarthritis
  • Orthotics
  • Percutaneous Pinning
  • Peroneal Tendon Surgery
  • Polydactyly Foot Surgery
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Ankle
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Foot
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Toe
  • Repair Claw Toe
  • Skin Graft
  • Sports Medicine Of The Foot
  • Surgery For Arthritis
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Tenotomy
  • Toe Deformity Surgery
  • Transmetatarsal Amputation (TMA) Surgery
  • Unna Boot
  • Wound Care
  • Wound Debridement
  • Xray Of The Foot
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Bles Bldg
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-9686

Fax 202-444-0300

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106 Irving Street Northwest
POB 3400
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-6640

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Insurance

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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Foot and Ankle Surgery

Fellowship Program: University of Texas @ San Antonio (1999)

Residency Program: Inova Fairfax Hospital (1998)

Medical School: Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences (1995)

Awards

  • Dr. Steinberg has earned numerous honors and awards, including the Teaching Faculty of the Year at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in 2012, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Podiatry Management magazine in 2013, and the Edward James Olmos Award in Amputation Prevention in 2019.

News and publications

MyGeorgetownMD - Health Newsletter (Winter 2017) Novel Heel Surgery Saves Patient's Foot for the Across the Bay 10K

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.8
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.8
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • Mar 27, 2024

    Good

  • Feb 29, 2024

    I'm very pleased with Dr. Steinberg!

  • Jan 25, 2024

    Al experiences were good.