Margaret Walkup Arnold, MD| Vascular Surgery | MedStar Health

Margaret Walkup Arnold, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (184 reviews)

Specialties: Vascular Surgery

Languages: English

443-777-1901

About me

Margaret Arnold, MD, FACS, is the director of the MedStar Health Baltimore surgical residency program and the director of the MedStar Health Vein Centers in Baltimore. She is a fellowship-trained vascular surgeon who is board certified in both vascular surgery and general surgery.

Dr. Arnold is experienced in both endovascular and open surgery and in the medical management of vascular issues. She treats all forms of vascular disease including aortic disease and thoracic outlet syndrome, but primarily focuses her practice on treating venous disease such as varicose veins.

Her research focuses on medical and surgical training and education. A strong advocate for making wellness and lifestyle changes and modifications, she weaves this into her curriculum when teaching residents and counsels patients on this as well.

Dr. Arnold’s practice is patient-centered. She gets to know her patients on a personal level so that she can better understand their needs and goals. She involves her patients in the decision-making process so that they become more invested in their treatment plan. She has found this to be very successful as it contributes to a better quality of life for her patients.

Dr. Arnold is published widely, including book chapters and peer-reviewed articles and has spoken at regional and national vascular surgery conferences. She is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, Association of Women’s Surgeons, Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, and is a Fellow, American College of Surgeons.

Listen to Dr. Arnold speak about varicose and spider veins on the MedStar Health DocTalk Podcast here. Dr Arnold is also featured in a video about sclerotherapy procedures for spider veins.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Carotid Stent
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter Removal
  • Leg Pain
  • May Thurner Syndrome
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Edema
  • Spider Veins
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Varicose Veins
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Abdominal Aortic Ectasia
  • Acquired Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Of Artery Of Neck
  • Aneurysm Of Ascending Aorta
  • Aneurysm Of Descending Aorta
  • Aneurysm Of Leg Artery
  • Aneurysm Of Renal Artery
  • Aneurysm Of Splenic Artery
  • Aneurysm Of Subclavian Artery
  • Aneurysm Of Upper Extremity Artery
  • Aneurysm Of Visceral Artery
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Arch Aneurysm
  • Aortic Atresia
  • Aortic Bifurcation Syndrome
  • Aortic Coarctation
  • Aortic Ectasia Thoracoabdominal
  • Aortic Ulcer
  • Aortoiliac Obstruction
  • Arterial Embolism
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Thrombosis
  • Arteriovenous Graft Occlusion
  • Atheroembolism Of Lower Extremities
  • Atheroembolism Of Upper Extremities
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis Of Renal Artery
  • Atherosclerosis Of The Extremities
  • Carotid Aneurysm
  • Carotid Intimal Thickness
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Celiac Artery Compression Syndrome
  • Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
  • Claudication
  • Cold Sensitivity Hands
  • Complex Thoracoabdominal Aortic Disease
  • Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Deep Thrombophlebitis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Diabetic Foot Infection
  • Diabetic Ulcer
  • Dissecting Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Dissection Carotid Artery
  • Dissection Of Aorta
  • Dissection Of Vertebral Artery
  • Dissection Renal Artery
  • Familial Aneurysmal Disease
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • Gangrene
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Iliac Artery Endofibrosis
  • Iliac Artery Stenosis
  • Intestinal Artery Disease
  • IVC Occlusion
  • Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Ulcers
  • Leriche Syndrome
  • May Thurner Syndrome
  • Mesenteric Artery Disease
  • Mesenteric Vascular Disease
  • Paraganglioma
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Pelvic Varicose Veins
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Edema
  • Peripheral Malformation
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
  • Poor Circulation In Hands
  • Popliteal Artery Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome
  • Postphlebitic Syndrome
  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • Recurrent Thrombosis
  • Renal Artery Dysplasia
  • Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saddle Embolus
  • SMA Stenosis
  • Spider Veins
  • Stenosis Vascular Graft
  • Stent Thrombosis
  • Stricture Of Artery
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome
  • Subclavian Stenosis
  • Superficial Phlebitis
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Stenosis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Thromboangiitis Obliterans
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thrombotic Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Vascular Disorders Of Kidney
  • Vascular Insufficiency Of Intestine
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Stasis Disease
  • Visceral Malformation
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Aneurysm Repair
  • Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm Repair
  • Abdominal Aorta PTA
  • Angiography
  • Aortic Angioplasty
  • Aortofemoral Shunt
  • Arterial Biopsy
  • Arterial Reconstruction Of The Lower Extremities
  • Arteriovenous Bypass
  • Arteriovenous Graft
  • Balloon Angioplasty Maturation
  • Balloon Catheter
  • Carotid Artery Angioplasty
  • Carotid Artery Ultrasound
  • Carotid Doppler
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Carotid Stent
  • Catheter Ablation For Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Celiac Artery Angiogram
  • Celiac Artery Bypass
  • Celiac Artery Embolization
  • Celiac Artery PTA
  • Celiac Artery Stenting
  • Common Carotid Artery Stenting
  • Common Femoral Thromboendarterectomy
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
  • Dialysis Access
  • Dialysis Catheter
  • Dialysis Graft Angioplasty
  • Embolectomy
  • Endarterectomy
  • Endarterectomy Of Abdominal Artery
  • Endarterectomy Of Intracranial Artery
  • Endarterectomy Of Lower Limb Artery
  • Endarterectomy Of Upper Limb Artery
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Atherectomy
  • Endovascular Celiac Artery Surgery
  • Endovascular Femoral Artery Surgery
  • Endovascular Iliac Artery Surgery
  • Endovascular Laser Atherectomy
  • Endovascular Stenting
  • Endovascular Superior Mesenteric Artery Surgery
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation Of Varicose Veins
  • Femoral Artery Angioplasty
  • Iliac Artery Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Ilioiliac Artery Bypass Graft
  • Infected Graft Surgery
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter Removal
  • Interruption Of Vena Cava
  • Laparoscopic Aortic Surgery
  • Ligation Of Internal Jugular Vein
  • Limb Salvage
  • Lower Extremity Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Lower Extremity Bypass
  • Mesenteric Artery Stenting
  • Mesenteric Open Bypass
  • Open Aortic Surgery
  • Open Portocaval Venous Anastomosis
  • Open Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Peripheral Artery Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Portosystemic Shunt
  • Radial Artery Access
  • Removal Of Infected Abdominal Graft
  • Removal Of Infected Neck Graft
  • Renal Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Renal Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Renoportal Anastomosis Procedure
  • Repair Of Axial Brachial Aneurysm
  • Repair Of Blood Vessel Of Leg
  • Repair Of Carotid Subclavian Aneurysm
  • Repair Of Intraabdominal Blood Vessel
  • Repair Of Neck Blood Vessel
  • Repair Of Popliteal Artery
  • Repair Of Vertebral Artery
  • Robotic Endovascular Surgery
  • Saphenous Vein Ligation
  • Sclerotherapy For Spider Veins
  • Sclerotherapy For Varicose Veins
  • SMA Angiogram
  • SMA Embolization
  • Splenic Artery Repair
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Bypass
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Stenting
  • Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
  • Thoracic Outlet Decompression
  • Unna Boot
  • Upper Extremity Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Valvuloplasty Of Femoral Vein
  • Varicose Vein Treatment
  • Vascular Access Device
  • Vascular Access Surgery
  • Vascular Laser
  • Vascular Stenting
  • Vein Ligation
  • Vertebral Transposition
  • Vnus Closure
  • Wound Care
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9501 Old Annapolis Road
Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD, 21042

410-554-2950

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9101 Franklin Square Drive
Medical Arts Bldg Ste 212
Baltimore, MD, 21237

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9000 Franklin Square Drive
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Baltimore, MD, 21237

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12 Medstar Boulevard
Suite 170
Bel Air, MD, 21015

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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
    • 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)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Aetna HMO
    • Network OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Open POS II
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • CIGNA EPO
    • 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
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • 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 (NCA) Indemnity
    • 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 Worker's Compensation Network
    • 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 Surgery, Surgery

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Fellowship Program: Mount Sinai Medical Center (2011)

Residency Program: University of North Carolina Hospitals (2009)

Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center (2002)

Awards

  • Baltimore magazine, Top Doctor, 2019 & 2020

News and publications

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
  • Dec 27, 2023

    What I thought was going to be a problem and was very nervous about turned out to be no problem at this time or in the near future.

  • Nov 20, 2023

    Overall good experience

  • Nov 20, 2023

    Excellent experience