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

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

4.8 out of 5 (196 reviews)

Specialities: 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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12158 Central Avenue
Mitchellville, MD, 20721

301-430-2700

Fax 301-430-2750

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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

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

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    0.0
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Oct 25, 2021

    Top notch doctors at Washington Medstar!

  • Oct 25, 2021

    I was reassured about all procedures. All questions were answered by a professional staff that showed they cared.

  • Oct 14, 2021

    No joke, this was a very good experience with Dr. O'Malley. He was very much professional, knowledgeable and explained exactly was the problem was with my right hand. He was very forward with explaining the problem and best treatment. Dr. O'Malley was very patient as he listened to me about my symptoms and giving me the time to think about the treatment he recommended. My hand is feeling great! Thank you!