Louis Alan Dainty, MD| Gynecologic Medical Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology | MedStar Health
Louis Alan Dainty

Louis Alan Dainty, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (651 reviews)

Specialties: Gynecologic Medical Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology

Languages: English

202-877-2051

About me

Louis Dainty, MD, is Regional Director of Gynecologic Oncology at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and Chief of Gynecologic Oncology Department at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, gynecologic oncology, hospice and palliative medicine, and forms part of the Quality Control Committee at MedStar Washington. 

As a gynecological oncologist, Dr. Dainty specializes in the treatment of all gynecological malignancies, including ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancer, as well as large uterine fibroids or pelvic masses. To treat patients with these conditions, he uses surgical techniques such as robotic-assisted, laparoscopic, and laparotomy, or open surgery. 

He is a member of the Society for Gynecologic Oncologists Education Committee and participates in the editorial review of Military Medicine, the journal of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. Dr. Dainty is also heavily involved in the education of medical students and currently participates in the education of fellows, residents, and medical students enrolled in the MedStar Georgetown/Washington Hospital Center Residency Program.

Dr. Dainty received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the
Health Sciences before completing a four-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Madigan Army Medical Center. He then joined the Walter Reed Army Medical Center for a three-year specialty fellowship in gynecologic oncology. Following his professional training, Dr. Dainty received a Masters in Business Administration with a focus in healthcare management at Pacific Lutheran University, where he also participated in a faculty development fellowship. 

Passionate about providing patients within the MedStar organization access to clinical trials, Dr. Dainty promotes clinical trials at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown and any affiliated hospital or care center. He’s dedicated to developing a cohesive approach to gynecologic oncology care across all MedStar facilities that provides patients a collaborative team of providers, as well as a comprehensive approach to care that makes it possible to receive more referral patients from the region. He strongly believes in the use of palliative care and starting it early on in treatment, in order to maintain the patient’s quality of life long-term. 

Dr. Dainty is widely published and has presented nationally on numerous occasions.

Philosophy of Care

“My priority is to have the ability to give equal access to care to patients in the Washington, DC, region. I form very special relationships with my patients, and it is important to me that they feel taken care of. Our staff at MedStar is known for treating patients like family, with warmth, kindness, and compassion. We remain by each patient’s side throughout the entire process, including long-term follow-up care. 

“An important aspect of care is communication. I try to keep my patients as informed as I possibly can about what’s going on and what’s next. Referring physicians should expect continued, detailed communication from me regarding the treatment I provide, including why I chose the treatment I did, and the plan for follow-up care.”

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Adenocarcinoma Of Cervix
  • Adnexal Mass
  • Bartholin Gland Carcinoma
  • Bleeding During Intercourse
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Teratoma
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Dysgerminoma Of Ovary
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Familial Ovarian Cancer
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hereditary Breast And Ovarian Cancer
  • Hydatiform Mole
  • Labia Cancer
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Leiomyosarcoma Of Uterus
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Mesovarium
  • Myometrial Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Mass
  • Oviduct Cancer
  • Paget's Disease Of Vulva
  • Pelvic Malignancy During Pregnancy
  • Pelvic Mass
  • Postmenopausal Adnexal Mass
  • Primary Peritoneal Cancer (PPC)
  • Pseudomyxoma Peritonei
  • Recurrent Cervical Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Cervix
  • Squamous Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Teratoma
  • Teratoma Of Ovary
  • Urethral Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer
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Procedures I perform

  • Cervical Biopsy
  • Cervical Conization
  • Cold Knife Cone Biopsy Of Cervix
  • Complex Pelvic Surgery
  • Endometrial Cancer Genomics
  • Glossectomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer Care
  • Gynecologic Cancer Genomics
  • Laparoscopy Pelvic Lymphadenectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Ovarian Debulking Surgery
  • Pelvic Lymphadenectomy
  • Prophylactic Oophorectomy
  • Radical Trachelectomy
  • Radical Vulvectomy
  • Surgical Staging
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Cancer Institute C1112
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-2391

Fax 202-855-2051

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-2223

Fax 703-558-1442

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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
    • 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)
    • 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
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • 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
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthy Families
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Amerigroup DC Healthy Families
    • Amerigroup DC Alliance
    • 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 Navigate
    • 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 Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • 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)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Fellowship: Madigan Army Medical Center GME (2010)

Fellowship: Walter Reed National Medical Center (2005)

Residency: Madigan Army Medical Center (2000)

Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences aka F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine (1996)

Ratings and reviews

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

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.8
  • Care provider’s discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.8
  • Care provider’s efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • May 28, 2024

    Dr. Dainty was very professional and knowledgeable in all that I needed to know! His words were very comforting.

  • May 23, 2024

    Good

  • May 17, 2024

    Awesome