Laura J. Malmut, MD| Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation | MedStar Health

Laura J. Malmut, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation

Languages: English


About me

Dr. Laura Malmut is Medical Director of the Transplant Recovery Program at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital and Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She specializes in medically complex rehabilitation, transplant rehabilitation, and neurorehabilitation. She is recognized as a clinician, researcher, and educator.

Dr. Malmut is an award-winning researcher known for her work investigating clinical outcomes of hospitalized patients undergoing rehabilitation and on best practices in physical medicine and rehabilitation education. She is published in prominent journals in her field including the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and in PM&R, the official scientific journal of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is a recipient of the Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research and the PM&R Best Young Investigator Original Research Paper.

In addition, Dr. Malmut is a champion of innovation in medical education. She is the Associate Medical Student Clerkship Director for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She earned her master's degree in medical education at Johns Hopkins University. She was bestowed the Almost FAME-ous Award and the Helen Cooper Outstanding Resident Teacher Award for her numerous contributions to education in medicine. She speaks about her work at national conferences.

She earned her medical degree at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University/Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, formerly known as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Dr. Malmut provides rehabilitative care to patients recovering from a wide array of medical illness and physical injuries. She works closely with a multidisciplinary team to conduct a comprehensive assessment and develop a treatment plan that helps patients meet their personal goals and promotes the fullest possible recovery.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Back Pain
  • Myalgia
  • Spasticity
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Weakness
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Arthritis
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myalgia
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Sciatica
  • Spasticity
  • Tendon Injury
  • Weakness
  • Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
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Procedures I perform

  • Balance Rehabilitation
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
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Practice locations

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102 Irving Street Northwest
NRH Rehab at Irving St Outpatient Center
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-829-2632

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Fax 202-829-2632


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
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • United Student Resources
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • United Golden Rule
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • D-SNP)
    • I-SNP
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Choice Plus
    • United Choice
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Navigate
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Select
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna EPO
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Virginia Premier
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Tricare East Select
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • First Health PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA


Board Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Residency Program: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University (2019)

Internship Program: Jacobi Medical Center (2016)

Medical School: New Jersey Medical School (2015)

News and publications

  1. Zachary Satin, Laura Malmut. "Stiff Person Syndrome." PM&R KnowledgeNOW. (January 10, 2024)

  2. Kim Barker, Leslie Rydberg, Julie Lanphere, Laura Malmut, Jacqueline Neal, and Sarah Eickmeyer. “The utility of inpatient rehabilitation in heart transplantation: A review.” Clinical Transplantation. (November 3, 2023) DOI: 10.1111/ctr.15182.

  3. Laura Malmut, Alvin Ng. “Near-peer teaching in simulation.” The Clinical Teacher. (August 26, 2023) DOI: 10.1111/tct.13645.

  4. Laura Malmut. "Chapter 13: Transplant Rehabilitation." Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Pocketpedia, edited by Leslie Rydberg and Sarah Hwang, 113 - 119. Springer Publishing Company, 2022. DOI: 10.1891/9780826156280.

  5. Leslie Rydberg, Kim Barker, Julie Lanphere, Laura Malmut, Jacqueline Neal, and Sarah Eickmeyer. "Heart Transplantation and the Role of Inpatient Rehabilitation: a Narrative Review." PM&R (December 24, 2022) DOI: 10.1002/pmrj.12935.

  6. Eleanor Belilos, Stanley Kamande, Mike Morrison, and Laura Malmut. "Teaching Poster Design to Enhance Research Presentation Quality at Academic Conferences: a Guide for Educators." Postgraduate Medical Journal (July 20, 2022) DOI: 10.1136/pmj-2022-141889.

  7. Steven Jow, Saumil Doshi, Sameer Desale, and Laura Malmut. "Mental Health Impact of COVID‐19 Pandemic on Therapists at Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility." PM&R (June 6, 2022) DOI: 10.1002/pmrj.12860.

  8. Laura Malmut, Cristina Kline-quiroz And Daniel M. Cushman. "Competency Assessment In Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation Resident Education." American Journal Of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (December 2022) DOI: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001983.

  9. Michael Glicksman, Steven Jow And Laura Malmut. "Celecoxib For Management Of Refractory Back Pain Secondary To Vertebral Osteomyelitis: A Case Report." Journal Of Medical Cases (July 1, 2021) DOI:

  10. Laura Malmut, Chen Lin, Nina Srdanovic, Masha Kocherginsky, Richard L. Harvey And Shyam Prabhakaran. "Arm Subscore Of Motricity Index To Predict Recovery Of Upper Limb Dexterity In Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke." American Journal Of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (April 1, 2020) DOI: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001326.

  11. Laura Malmut and Monica E. Rho "Simulation‐Based Education for Urgent Medical Complications Common to the Rehabilitation Setting: an Educational Program for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residents." PM&R (December 2019) DOI: 10.1002/pmrj.12148.

  12. Laura Malmut, George J. Tsioulias. "Bilateral Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis: A Case Of Noncaseating Granulomas In A Patient With Latent Tuberculosis." Journal Of Medical Cases (2014) DOI: