Keith R. Unger, MD| Radiation Oncology | MedStar Health

Keith R. Unger, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (217 reviews)

Specialities: Radiation Oncology

Languages: English

202-444-1610

About me

Board-certified radiation oncologist, Keith Unger, MD, is director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Service for the Department of Radiation Medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and director for the department's residency training and clinical translational research programs. He currently serves as chair of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's cancer committee. Concurrently, he is associate professor of Radiation Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Dr Unger's clinical practice focuses on the treatment of complex gastrointestinal cancers and sarcomas as well as advanced radiation therapy techniques.

Dr. Unger completed his internship at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and residency at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, including a year as chief resident for Radiation Oncology. He received both his undergraduate and medical degree from the University of Virginia, where he was the recipient of numerous academic honors and awards.

As a researcher and educator, Dr. Unger has been a co-author to multiple text book chapters and publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as a presenter at major medical meetings. His research focuses on the development of novel radiation therapy techniques and reduction in treatment-related side effects. He is an investigator for several active clinical and basic science research studies and his work has been supported by grant funding. He previously served as chair of the gastrointestinal committee for the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
 

Dr. Unger sees patients at both MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.

Conditions Treated:

  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Other gastrointestinal cancers
  • Sarcomas
  • Brain and spine cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • General radiation oncology

Procedures performed:

  • Proton therapy
  • Intensity modulation radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy, CyberKnife
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery, CyberKnife
  • Selective internal radiation therapy (TheraSpheres, Sirs Spherers)
  • Intraoperative radiation therapy (INTRABEAM)

Clinical areas of focus

  • Adenocarcinoma Of The Head And Neck
  • Brain And Spine Tumors
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Cyberknife
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Proton Beam Therapy
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  • Total Body Irradiation
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adenocarcinoma Of The Head And Neck
  • Anal Cancer
  • Appendiceal Cancer
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Astrocytoma Tumors
  • Benign Neoplasm Bone
  • Bile Duct Mass
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bone Sarcoma
  • Brain And Spine Tumors
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carcinoma In Situ Of Breast
  • Cervical And Endometrial Cancers
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Glioma
  • Keloid
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Colon
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Ureter
  • Meningioma
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myxopapillary Ependymoma
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus And Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiation Necrosis
  • Radiation Toxicity
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thymoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Trigeminal Neuropathy
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer
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Procedures I perform

  • 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • Balloon Breast Brachytherapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Chemoradiation
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Cyberknife
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy
  • High Dose Rate Brachytherapy
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
  • Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy
  • Mammosite
  • Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Pencil Beam Proton Therapy
  • Proton Beam Therapy
  • Radiation Treatment For Head And Neck Cancer
  • Radioembolization
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Spine Radiosurgery
  • Three Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • Tomotherapy
  • Total Body Irradiation
  • Unsealed Source Radiotherapy
  • Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Bles Bldg
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-3320

Fax 202-444-9323

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Fax 202-444-9323

7501 Surratts Road
Suite 108
Clinton, MD, 20735

301-877-5610

Fax 301-868-7412

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Fax 301-868-7412

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
    • Network OA
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • CIGNA EPO
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Open POS II
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Optimum Choice
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • 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 Medicare Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Prime
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • 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 Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic 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 USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2011)

Internship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2007)

Internship/Residency: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2007)

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine (2006)

Awards

  • Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology Educator of the Year
  • Radiation Research Society Scholars in Training Travel Award

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Oct 19, 2022

    Very good

  • Sep 30, 2022

    I would highly Recommend Dr Unger who has been my doctor since Esophageal cancer diagnosis. He provided/s data oriented info that has assisted me in completing the difficult treatments as also decision making regarding future treatments.

  • Jul 27, 2022

    Outstanding serviceVery personable