Kurtis D Bertram, DPM| Reconstructive Rearfoot And Ankle Surgery, Foot And Ankle Surgery | MedStar Health

Kurtis D Bertram, DPM
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Reconstructive Rearfoot And Ankle Surgery, Foot And Ankle Surgery, Podiatry

Languages: English

About me

Kurtis Bertram, DPM, is a fellowship-trained attending foot and ankle specialist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Dr. Bertram sees patients for fracture care, ligament and tendon pathology, foot and ankle deformities, Charcot neuroarthropathy and diabetic foot care. He performs minimally invasive operative techniques such as minimally invasive bunionectomy, minimally invasive ligament reconstruction, and arthroscopy. He’s also specialty trained in Charcot reconstruction, external fixation, and limb salvage/wound care.

The first aspect of Dr. Bertram’s care involves evaluating the patient’s pathology and understanding what the patient’s goals are for care. He believes in exploring conservative non-operative measures, when appropriate, before considering surgery. If surgery is necessary, he guides patients pre-operative planning and-post operative rehabilitation to minimize complications and maximize results. 

His clinical interests include trauma, sports medicine, ligament and tendon pathology, bunions, flat foot, cavus foot, ankle deformity, arthritic conditions, limb salvage, and Charcot reconstruction. He is currently involved in a research project with Kaiser Permanente that focuses on different bone-grafting techniques that increase the fusion rate in foot and ankle arthrodesis.

Dr. Bertram received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He joined MedStar Health for a residency in podiatric surgery and then completed a specialty fellowship with Kaiser Permanente in foot and ankle trauma and reconstruction. He is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Philosophy of Care

“My philosophy of care is simple, yet is at the forefront of every moment that I’m with my patients and coordinating their care -- to give patients the best treatment possible in order to give them the best quality of life possible.

“Foot and ankle injuries and deformities have an enormous impact on someone’s quality of life. I’m passionate about helping my patients achieve the ability to move around comfortably in their maximum capacity.

“I feel honored when my patients say that I listened, that I was honest, and that they understood all of their treatment options.

“I’m available to referring physicians to provide collaborative care for their patients. Focused on what serves the patient best, I firmly believe in keeping the lines of communication open between practitioners.”

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormalities Of The Feet
  • Abnormalities Of The Tarsal Bones
  • Accessory Navicular
  • Achilles Tendon Disorders
  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendon Tear
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendonosis
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Dislocation
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Impingement
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Ankle Tendon Injury
  • Ankle Tendon Tear
  • Anterior Tibialis Tendon Tear
  • Arterial Ulcer
  • Avascular Necrosis Of Navicular
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Ankle
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Foot
  • Base Of Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
  • Bilateral Foot Arthritis
  • Blount's Disease
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Bursitis Of The Ankle
  • Bursitis Of The Foot
  • Bursitis, Subcutaneous Tendo Achilles
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Cavovarus Foot Deformity
  • Cavus Foot
  • Charcot Foot
  • Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain
  • Chronic Muscle Injury
  • Chronic Osteomyelitis
  • Chronic Tendinosis Of The Ankle
  • Chronic Tendinosis Of The Foot
  • Clawfoot
  • Clawtoe
  • Cleft Foot
  • Clubfoot
  • Comminuted Fracture
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Compound Fracture
  • Congenital Deformity Of Ankle
  • Congenital Deformity Of Foot
  • Corns
  • Crush Injury
  • Deformity Of Forefoot
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Foot
  • Diabetic Foot Infection
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathies
  • Diabetic Ulcer
  • Digital Ischemia
  • Displaced Fracture
  • Fibula Fracture
  • Flatfoot
  • Foot And Ankle Compartment Syndrome
  • Foot Arthritis
  • Foot Drop
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Infection
  • Foot Injury
  • Foot Mass
  • Foot Nerve Disorders
  • Foot Osteoarthritis
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Strain
  • Foot Tendon Injury
  • Foot Tendon Tear
  • Foot Ulcer
  • Foot Wound
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Infections
  • Freiberg's Disease
  • Frostbite Of Toes
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gangrene
  • Gastrocnemius Injury
  • Haglund Deformity
  • Hallux Varus
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Heterotopic Ossification
  • In Toeing
  • Infected Nonunion Fracture
  • Ingrown Nail
  • Insertional Achilles Tendinitis
  • Insertional Tendonitis
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Joint Dislocation
  • Joint Infection
  • Joint Pain In Ankle And Foot
  • Joint Sprain
  • Jones Fracture
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament Injury
  • Ligament Tear
  • Limp
  • Lisfranc Tear
  • Lower Extremity Neuropathy
  • Macrodactyly
  • Mallet Toe
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Foot
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton Neuroma
  • Mp Joint Arthritis
  • Muscle Injury
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Tears
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
  • Non Displaced Fracture
  • Non Healing Wound
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Nonunion Fracture Of The Foot
  • Oligodactyly Foot
  • Open Dislocation Of Ankle
  • Orthopedic Infections
  • Osteochondral Defect
  • Osteochondral Lesions
  • Osteochondral Lesions Of The Foot And Ankle
  • Osteochondral Lesions Of The Talus
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans Of The Ankle
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans Of The Talus
  • Osteoid Osteoma
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Foot
  • Overuse Injury
  • Overuse Injury Of The Ankle
  • Painful Hardware
  • Paratenonitis
  • Pathological Fracture
  • Peroneal Nerve Injury
  • Peroneal Tendon Tear
  • Peroneal Tendonitis
  • Persistent Pain After Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Polydactyly Foot
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Tear
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Pronation
  • Pseudarthrosis Of The Tibia
  • Puncture Wound
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Running Injury
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Severe Bone Fractures
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shin Splints
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Sports Related Ankle Injury
  • Sports Related Foot Injury
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Sports Related Toe Injury
  • Stress Fractures
  • Subtalar Dislocation
  • Sural Nerve Injury
  • Surgical Wounds
  • Syndesmosis Sprain
  • Synovial Chondromatosis
  • Tarsal Coalition
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibial Tendonitis
  • Tight Heel Chords
  • Toe Bone Spur
  • Toe Deformity
  • Toe Dislocation
  • Toe Fracture
  • Toe Injury
  • Toe Instability
  • Trauma
  • Traumatic Amputation
  • Traumatic Amputation Of The Foot
  • Turf Toe
  • Twisted Ankle
  • Valgus Deformity
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Procedures I perform

  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Amputation Of The Foot Surgery
  • Amputation Of The Toe Surgery
  • Ankle Distraction Arthroplasty
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Joint Preservation
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy Of Ankle
  • Arthroscopy Of Foot
  • Arthroscopy Of Subtalar
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP)
  • Bone Surgery
  • Closed Reduction And Manipulation
  • Correction Of Bunion
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Decompression Of Tarsal Tunnel
  • Deformity Correction Of Foot & Ankle
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
  • Distal Tibial Osteotomy
  • Exertional Compartment Release
  • External Fixation
  • Fibula Fracture Surgery
  • Flat Foot Surgery
  • Foot And Ankle Tendon Lengthening
  • Foot Fracture Surgery
  • Foot Fusion Surgery
  • Foot Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Foot Osteotomy
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fusion Arthrodesis
  • Fusion Of Joint
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Gastrocnemius Recession
  • Graft Repair Of Wounds
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hardware Removal
  • Heel Fracture Surgery
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injection
  • Jones Fracture Surgery
  • Limb Lengthening
  • Limb Salvage
  • Minimal Incision Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Of The Ankle
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Of The Foot
  • Multiple Ligament Reconstruction
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Nerve Surgery Of The Ankle
  • Nerve Surgery Of The Foot
  • Non Surgical Ankle Fracture Treatment
  • Non Surgical Arthritis Treatment
  • Non Surgical Foot Fracture Treatment
  • Non Surgical Fracture Care
  • Non Surgical Repair Of Vertical Talus
  • Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Orif Ankle
  • Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Orif Foot
  • Orthotics
  • Painful Hardware Removal
  • Percutaneous Pinning
  • Peroneal Nerve Release
  • Peroneal Tendon Surgery
  • Plantar Fasciitis Surgery
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection For Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polydactyly Foot Surgery
  • Post Traumatic Reconstruction
  • Preoperative Digital Planning
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Ankle
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Foot
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Toe
  • Repair Claw Toe
  • Shin Splint Surgery
  • Skin Graft
  • Skin Substitutes
  • Splinting
  • Sports Medicine Of The Foot
  • Surgery For Arthritis
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Tenotomy
  • Tibialis Anterior Transfer
  • Tibialis Posterior Transfer
  • Toe Deformity Surgery
  • Toe Tendon Lengthening
  • Toe Tendon Transfer
  • Toenail Avulsion Procedure
  • Transmetatarsal Amputation (TMA) Surgery
  • Unna Boot
  • Vertical Talus Surgery
  • Wound Care
  • Wound Debridement
  • Xray Of The Foot
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Practice locations

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106 Irving Street Northwest
POB 3400
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-6640

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12158 Central Avenue
Mitchellville, MD, 20721

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13950 Brandywine Road
Brandywine, MD, 20613

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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: Southeast Permanente (2021)

Residency Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2020)