Kevin O'Malley, MD| Hand Surgery | MedStar Health

Kevin O'Malley, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (945 reviews)

Specialties: Hand Surgery

Languages: English

About me

Dr. Kevin O’Malley is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery and Chief of Orthopedic Hand Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. His areas of special interest and surgical expertise include: 

  • Treatment of acute upper extremity trauma
  • Hand, wrist and elbow arthroscopy
  • Fracture care
  • Soft-tissue reconstruction, including tendon transfers, nerve repair, and soft tissue coverage
  • Surgical treatment of arthritis affecting the wrist, elbow, and shoulder

He approaches clinical care with the understanding that he is caring for the whole person, not just the hand and upper extremity. He emphasizes taking time to listen to patients to find treatment plans tailored to each individual patient's life and goals. 

Dr. O’Malley has presented at conferences on hand and upper extremity surgery and trauma and is involved in ongoing research on these topics. He previously served as a clinical instructor at Tufts University School of Medicine. 

Outside of the office, Dr. O'Malley enjoys spending time with his family and exploring the outdoors.

 

Credentials

Medical Degree: Georgetown University Medical School
Residency: Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship: Tufts University Medical Center and New England Baptist Hospital, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Clinical areas of focus

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Flexor Tendon Repair
  • Hand Arthritis
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Of The Hand
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hand
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Tendinitis Of The Hand
  • Wrist Fracture
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormalities Of The Hands
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Arm
  • Bursitis Of The Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Distal Radial Fracture
  • Dupuytren Contracture
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Bone Spur
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Epicondylitis
  • Finger Arthritis
  • Finger Dislocation
  • Finger Fracture
  • Finger Osteoarthritis
  • Forearm Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Arthritis
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Osteoarthritis
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Mallet Finger
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Nail Injury
  • Non-Displaced Fracture Of Radius
  • Non-Displaced Fracture Of Ulna
  • Proximal Ulnar Fracture
  • Radial Fracture
  • Radial Pseudarthrosis
  • Radioulnar Synostosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Stress Fracture Of The Radius
  • Tendinitis Of The Hand
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tenosynovitis Of Hand
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Fracture
  • Ulnar Nerve Injury
  • Ulnar Pseudarthrosis
  • Wrist Arthritis
  • Wrist Dislocation
  • Wrist Fracture
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Procedures I perform

  • Amputation Of The Finger Surgery
  • Arthroscopy Of Wrist
  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Flexor Tendon Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Of The Hand
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hand
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
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Practice locations

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106 Irving Street Northwest
POB Ste 5000
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-6000

Fax 202-877-6602

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Fax 202-877-6602

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
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • 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)
    • 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
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • 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
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • 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 Worker's Compensation Network
    • 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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship Program: Tufts University Medical Center (2020)

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2019)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (2014)

Awards

    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    • Gold Humanism Honor Society
    • Hugh H. Hussey Medical Student Teaching Award
    • String of Pearls Resident Teaching Award

News and publications



  • O’Malley, K, Conroy, C, Hattwick, E. Median nerve entrapment in fracture callus in setting of Riche-Cannieu anastomosis. Poster presentation at the 2019 Virginia Orthopaedic Society Meeting. 




  • McDaniel, C, O’Malley, K, Kessler, M. Effect of Surgical Approach on Complication Rates in Distal Biceps Tendon Repair: A Systematic Review. Oral Presentation at the 2019 American Association for Hand Surgery Conference.  




  • O’Malley, K, Kent, T, Argintar, E. “Surgical Considerations in the Adaptive Athlete.” Adaptive Sports Medicine: A Clinical Guide, Springer, 2017. 




  • Hymes, R, O’Malley, K, Ramsey, L, Marcel, J, Malekzadeh, A. The Impact of Orthopaedic Implants on Airport Security in a Post 9/11 World. Poster presentation at the 2016 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 




  • Jones, P, Ji Y.M, O’Malley, K, Nesti, L. Heterotopic ossification of a peripheral nerve following blast injury. Poster presentation at the 2015 American Society for Peripheral Nerve. 




  • Jones, P, Ji Y.M, O’Malley, K, Nesti, L. Heterotopic ossification of a peripheral nerve following blast injury. Poster presentation at the 2014 Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons. 




  • Anderssohn, A.M, Cox, K, O’Malley, K, Dees, S, Hosseini, M, Boren, L, Wagner, A, Bradley, JM, Kelley, MJ, Acott, TS. Molecular Chaperone Function for Myocilin. Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science, 2011, 52:7548-7555. 




  • O’Malley, K. Myocilin Molecular Chaperone Function, oral presentation at the 2008 M.J. Murdock Regional Research Conference, Tacoma, WA 




  • O’Malley, K. The Enzymatic Activity of Glyceraldehyde-3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Following Thermal Denaturation, poster presentation at the 2007 M.J. Murdock Regional Conference on Undergraduate Research, Salem, OR 




  • O’Malley, K., Churchill, R., Henn, C. “Post-Traumatic Arthritis of the Elbow.” Post-Traumatic Arthritis, Jaypee. 




  • O’Malley, K., McDaniel, C. Chang, E. “Biceps and Triceps Injuries.” Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 7th Ed. Elsevier.  




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
  • Dec 27, 2023

    Dr O'Malley continues to be the most caring and accommodating doctor I've seen. Thank you for squeezing me in!!

  • Dec 14, 2023

    Dr. O'Malley is a caring and thoughtful doctor. I highly recommend him.

  • Dec 11, 2023

    Dr Omalley a very caring indiviual when it comes to his patients!!%