Luther Lorenzo Ampey, MD| Radiation Oncology | MedStar Health
Luther Lorenzo Ampey

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

5 out of 5 (51 reviews)

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



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

Ratings and reviews

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

  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

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

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

  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

  • May 25, 2024

    DR. Ampey is the best. Great listener. Very thorough and extremely competent.

  • May 20, 2024

    Very good experience.

  • May 3, 2024

    Dr. Ampey was very thorough, explained everything in detail and was easy to talk with. This developed confidence and trust.