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

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

4.9 out of 5 (277 reviews)

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

Languages: English


About me

*** In addition to the 106 Irving Street location, Dr. Bertram also sees patients at the below location**

18109 Prince Philip Drive

Suite 325 & Suite B100

Olney, MD  20832

Phone:  301-774-8962

Fax:  877-680-8198

Kurtis Bertram, DPM, is a fellowship-trained attending foot and ankle specialist at MedStar Montgomery Medical 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
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
  • 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 Plastic Surgery
  • 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


Fax 202-877-8010

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Fax 202-877-8010

18109 Prince Philip Drive
Suite B100
Olney, MD, 20832


Fax 301-774-8963

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Fax 301-774-8963


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
    • 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
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • 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
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • 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)
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO


Fellowship Program: Southeast Permanente (2021)

Residency Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2020)

Ratings and reviews

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

  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

  • Dec 29, 2023

    The care provider that saw me seem to be in rush and wasn't attentive to my needs or concern had issues sending my prescription to the proper person and not give the medication that was a good fit for my pain.

  • Dec 20, 2023

    Reasched for wrapped scaphel handle Had not mentioned his desire ti trim calluses. I stopped him before he could get pkg open as I did not want to have callus "surgery". After I stopped him he did listen

  • Dec 6, 2023

    I highly recommend Dr. Kurtis Bertram.