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

4.8 out of 5 (392 reviews)

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

Languages: 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
  • Bursitis
  • Bursitis Subcutaneous Tendo Achilles
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Cavus Foot
  • Chronic Muscle Injury
  • Clawtoe
  • Comminuted Fracture
  • Common Peroneal Nerve Lesions
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Compound Fracture
  • Congenital Deformity Of Foot
  • Deformity Of Forefoot
  • Diabetic Foot Infection
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathies
  • Diabetic Ulcer
  • Fibula Fracture
  • Flatfoot
  • Foot Drop
  • Foot Injury
  • Foot Mass
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Strain
  • Foot Tendon Injury
  • Foot Tendon Tear
  • Foot Ulcer
  • Foot Wound
  • Fracture
  • Freibergs Disease
  • Frostbite Of Toes
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gangrene
  • Hallux Varus
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Heterotopic Ossification
  • In Toeing
  • Ingrown Nail
  • 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
  • Macrodactyly
  • Mallet Toe
  • 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
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Tear
  • Pronation
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Severs Disease
  • Sports Related Foot Injury
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tarsal Coalition
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tibial Tendonitis
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Toe Bone Spur
  • Toe Dislocation
  • Toe Fracture
  • Traumatic Amputation
  • Turf Toe
  • Twisted Ankle
  • Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
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Procedures I perform

  • Amputation Of The Toe Surgery
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Surgery
  • Closed Reduction And Manipulation
  • Complex Wound Management
  • Correction Of Bunion
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diabetic Footwear
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
  • 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 Limb Prosthetics
  • Minimally Invasive Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Multiple Ligament Reconstruction
  • Non Surgical Fracture Care
  • Non Surgical Management Of Osteoarthritis
  • Orthotics
  • Percutaneous Pinning
  • Repair Claw Toe
  • Sports Medicine Of The Foot
  • Surgery For Arthritis
  • Tendon Repair 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

202-444-8751

Fax 202-444-7204

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106 Irving Street Northwest
Pob 3400
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-3300

Fax 202-877-3303

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Reconstructive Rearfoot 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.

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.7
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.7
  • Aug 6, 2021

    Perfect Visit and everything well done.

  • Jul 22, 2021

    Excellent doctor.He listens to all my question and responds throughly. He truly cares about the whole person

  • Jul 21, 2021

    Yes , I would recommend to family and friends. Just great service from the medical staff and Doctor.