Louis A. Dainty, MD| Gynecologic Oncology | MedStar Health

Louis A. Dainty, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (494 reviews)

Specialties: Gynecologic Oncology

Languages: English


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


Fax 703-558-1442

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9103 Franklin Square Drive
Suite 2200
Baltimore, MD, 21237


Fax 443-777-6311

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


Fax 202-855-2051

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MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)"
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)"
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO"
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)"


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 Program: Madigan Army Medical Center (2010)

Graduate Education: Pacific Lutheran University (2010)

Fellowship Program: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (2005)

Residency Program: Madigan Army Medical Center (2000)

Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (1996)

Ratings and reviews

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  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

  • Jun 29, 2023

    No bad experiences

  • Jun 19, 2023

    Dr Dainty is one of the best physicians that has ever treated me. Compassionate, gentle, very knowledgeable and so kind.

  • Jun 16, 2023

    Entered nervous and scared..Left feeling heard, cared about, informed ,assured what needed to be done would be. Plus Dr made me laugh, Could one say it was a fun visit??