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

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

4.9 out of 5 (304 reviews)

Specialties: Radiation Oncology

Languages: English

202-444-3786

About me

Board-certified radiation oncologist Keith Unger, MD, is the Physician Executive Director of MedStar Health's Radiation Oncology Service Line, Chief of Radiation Oncology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and the Medical Director of RadAmerica. He is the Acting Academic Chair of the Department of Radiation Medicine and a Professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He serves on the Medical Executive Committee of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. 

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 and serves a member of a physician advisory board for proton therapy.
 

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
  • Prostate 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
  • 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
  • Bone Sarcoma
  • Brain And Spine Tumors
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carcinoma In Situ Of Breast
  • 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
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Malignant Brain Neoplasm
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Colon
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Ureter
  • Meningioma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myxopapillary Ependymoma
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus And Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiation Necrosis
  • Radiation Toxicity
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Spine Tumor
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thymoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Triple Negative Breast 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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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 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
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • 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)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • 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
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • 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
    • 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

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2011)

Residency Program: 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
  • Best of ASTRO Abstract Award Annual Meeting 
  • Top Doctor, Washingtonian Magazine 
  • Radiation Research Society Scholars in Training Travel Award

Ratings and reviews

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

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • 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

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Dec 27, 2023

    Excellent

  • Nov 6, 2023

    Dr. Unger answered all questions & did not rush.

  • Oct 25, 2023

    Feeling good about getting better