Leila Shobab, MD| Endocrinology | MedStar Health

Leila Shobab, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (262 reviews)

Specialties: Endocrinology

Languages: English

About me

Leila Shobab, MD is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology/Diabetes and Metabolism. Dr. Shobab is an assistant professor (Clinician Research Track) at Georgetown University Department of Medicine and a Clinical Investigator within the joint Endocrine Program at MedStar Georgetown University-MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She completed her Medical School and her Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of British Columbia, her Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Toronto, and her Research Fellowship in thyroid cancer at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She is actively involved in clinical and basic science research that focuses on thyroid cancer and other thyroid diseases. Her goal as a Clinician Scientist is to develop a program in basic and translational research that determines the molecular interactions underlying sex-dimorphism in thyroid cancer pathophysiology, progression and response to therapy. She is currently collaborating on several research projects with colleagues at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Uniformed Services University Health Sciences Hospital (USUHS). Dr. Shobab is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Thyroid Association and the Endocrine Society.

Dr. Shobab values every one of her patients and cares very deeply for the health and wellbeing of each individual patient. Her guiding principle in clinical medicine is to provide a trustworthy, respectful, non-judgmental and patient-centered care for each individual patient.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Adrenal Disorders
  • Adrenal Mass
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Goiter
  • Grave's Disease
  • Hashimoto Thyroiditis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insulin Pump
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Prediabetes
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Glucose Metabolism
  • Achondroplasia
  • Addison's Disease
  • Adrenal Adenoma
  • Adrenal Atrophy
  • Adrenal Disorders
  • Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Adrenal Mass
  • Adrenal Neoplasm
  • Adrenal Nodules
  • Adrenogenital Syndrome
  • Androgen Excess
  • Androgen Insensitivity
  • Bartter Syndrome
  • Calcium Metabolism
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Congenital Hypothyroidism
  • Conn Syndrome
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetic Coma
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Disorders Of Sexual Differentiation
  • Disorders Of Water Balance
  • Ectopic Hyperparathyroidism
  • Elevated Acth
  • Elevated Growth Hormone
  • Endocrine Complications Of Transplant
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Familial Dyslipidemia
  • Familial Hyperparathyroidism
  • Familial Hypocalciuric Hypercalcemia
  • Feminizing Syndrome
  • Glucagonoma
  • Glucocorticoid Deficiency
  • Glycogen Storage Disease
  • Goiter
  • Grave's Disease
  • Growth Disorders
  • Growth Hormone Abnormalities
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto Thyroiditis
  • History Of Pituitary Mass
  • Hurthle Cell Cancer
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypo Thalamic Pituitary Disorder
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Inborn Errors Of Metabolism
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Insulinoma
  • Islet Cell Hyperplasia
  • Islet Cell Tumor
  • Low T3
  • Low T4
  • Male Infertility
  • Mccune Albright Syndrome
  • Metabolic Abnormalities
  • Metabolic Bone Diseases
  • Metabolic Disorders (INHERITED)
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Moon Facies
  • Morbid Obesity
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2A
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2B
  • Myxedema
  • Nodular Goiter
  • Non Toxic Goiter
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Failure
  • Panhypopituitarism
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
  • Parathyroid Mass
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Pineal Gland Dysfunction
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Polyglandular Autoimmune Syndrome
  • Prader Willi Syndrome
  • Precocious Puberty
  • Prediabetes
  • Premature Adrenarche
  • Pseudohermaphroditism
  • Pseudohypoparathyroidism
  • Rickets
  • Secondary Amenorrhea
  • Secondary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Short Stature
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Orbitopathy
  • Thyroid Storm
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxic Exophthalmos
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Toxic Diffuse Goiter
  • Toxic Nodular Goiter
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Virilizing Syndrome
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Weight Problem
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Procedures I perform

  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Diabetes Education
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Of Thyroid
  • Insulin Pump
  • Radioiodine Therapy
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy
  • Thyroid Function Blood Panel
  • Thyroid Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Guided Thyroid Biopsy
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Room 1A-50B
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-0333

Fax 202-877-0341

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Fax 202-877-0341

102 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-0333

Fax 202-877-0341

Get Directions

miles away

Fax 202-877-0341

106 Irving Street Northwest
POB 3800 N
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-2300

Fax 202-877-2322

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Fax 202-877-2322

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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Graduate Education: University of Toronto (2016)

Fellowship Program: University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine (2016)

Graduate Education: University of British Columbia (2014)

Residency Program: University of British Columbia (2014)

Medical School: University of British Columbia (2011)

Ratings and reviews

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

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Feb 13, 2024

    Provider is outstanding in her overall care.

  • Feb 12, 2024

    Dr Shobab explains my treatment plan and medication changes.

  • Jan 9, 2024

    Dr. Shobab is wonderful. She always listens to my concerns and makes recommendations/suggestions to help me make decisions. She's a very nice and compassionate.