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

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

4.8 out of 5 (550 reviews)

Specialties: 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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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-2223

Fax 703-558-1442

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

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
  • Nov 20, 2023

    Dr. Dainty was very kind and very professional. Forgive me a probably spelled his name wrong.

  • Nov 20, 2023

    Doctor Dainty is a knowledgeable and competent doctor and an excellent communicator.

  • Nov 17, 2023

    Love Dr Dainty. He is the best!