Luther Lorenzo Ampey, MD| Radiation Oncology | MedStar Health

Luther Lorenzo Ampey, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Radiation Oncology

Languages: English

(301) 260-3710

About me

Luther L. Ampey, III, MD, is board certified in radiation oncology at MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He specializes in stereotactic, external beam and hyperfractionated radiotherapy to treat breast, prostate, lung, and gastrointestinal cancers. He also is a member of the American Society of Radiation Oncology, American College of Radiology, American Medical Association, American College of Radiation Oncology, and American Brachytherapy Society.

Dr. Ampey’s approach to care centers on providing compassionate and personalized services. He begins by having thoughtful conversations with patients to learn about their specific health goals and concerns. He also reviews medical histories, performs physical exams, and orders laboratory tests to gain in-depth awareness about their specific conditions and symptoms. He then works closely with them to develop comprehensive care plans that include evidence-based treatments and pain management solutions. With a detailed-oriented team of oncology nurses, radiation therapists, medical physicists, and dosimetrists, he offers safe therapies that advance overall well-being and comfort.

Dr. Ampey is particularly interested in clinical breakthroughs that create new or enhanced cancer treatments. One example is recent data suggesting that the combined use of radiation and immunotherapy can help the immune system more effectively attack certain types of cancer. Referring physicians should know that he will keep them well informed about their patients’ progress while ensuring that they receive the best possible outcomes.


Philosophy of Care

“I’ve always been interested in science – the continuous process of discovering novel and building upon past knowledge. When fused with my being a people person, radiation oncology was the perfect medical field for me.

I enjoy sharing that knowledge with patients so they can make well-informed decisions about their health. As a result, I take the time to ensure that they fully understand every aspect of the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery process. Equally important, I encourage shared decision making to make certain their important voices are respectfully heard and valued.”

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Anal Cancer
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Astrocytoma Tumors
  • Brain And Spine Tumors
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carcinoma In Situ Of Breast
  • Cervical And Endometrial Cancers
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Glioma
  • Head And Neck Cancer
  • Keloid
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Colon
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Ureter
  • Meningioma
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myxopapillary Ependymoma
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus And Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiation Necrosis
  • Radiation Toxicity
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thymoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer
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Procedures I perform

  • 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • Balloon Breast Brachytherapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Chemoradiation
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Cyberknife
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy
  • High Dose Rate Brachytherapy
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
  • Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy
  • Mammosite
  • Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Pencil Beam Proton Therapy
  • Proton Beam Therapy
  • Radiation Treatment For Head And Neck Cancer
  • Radioembolization
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Spine Radiosurgery
  • Three Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • Tomotherapy
  • Unsealed Source Radiotherapy
  • Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy
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Practice locations

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18105 Prince Philip Drive
Olney, MD, 20832


Fax 301-260-3710

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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
    • 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
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Network OA
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Tricare Prime
    • United Student Resources
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • First Health PPO
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)


Board Certification: American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology

Fellowship Program: University of Maryland Medical Center (1997)

Residency Program: University of Maryland Medical Center (1996)

Internship Program: University of Virginia Hospitals (1993)

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine (1992)


  • Physician of the Year, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center (2019) Physician Commitment Award, MedStar Montgomery Center Foundation (2014) Hero Award, American Cancer Society (2010) Top Doctors, Washingtonian (2018, 2014, 2012, 2010 and 2008) Teacher of the Year, Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (2008)

Hospital affiliations

News and publications

  • Rodent Cell Transformation and Immediate Early Gene Expression Following 60-Hz Magnetic Field Exposure, Environmental Health Perspectives, 1996
  • Radiobiologic Evaluation of Overall Treatment Time In-Patients with Early Stage Glottic Carcinoma, American Radium Society Meeting Presentation, May 1995
  • Rodent Cell Transformation and Immediate Early Gene Expression Following 60-Hz Magnetic Field Exposure, Bioelectromagnetics Society Meeting Presentation, June 1995