Matthew A Edwardson, MD| Vascular Neurology | MedStar Health

Matthew A Edwardson, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Vascular Neurology

Languages: English

(877) 245-1499

About me

Matthew Edwardson, MD, is a vascular neurologist and a member of the stroke team at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is also an assistant professor in the Georgetown University Medical Center Department of Neurology and part of the Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery where his research focuses on neuroimaging and blood biomarkers of stroke recovery. Dr. Edwardson is actively recruiting patients into stroke-related research studies.
Previously, Dr. Edwardson was a Stroke Fellow at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Dr. Edwardson's Philosophy of Care
When someone suffers a stroke it can be devastating both physically and emotionally. We strive to very rapidly assess patients and when indicated provide emergent therapies that might salvage brain tissue at risk for further injury. I enjoy counseling stroke patients and their families through this difficult time. Stroke can be frightening, but by helping patients understand what to expect, I feel I'm able to provide some peace in the midst of this storm. 
Unfortunately, few therapies exist for stroke and many patients are left disabled despite our best efforts. The absence of therapies has motivated me to pursue stroke recovery-related research. My research is focused on detecting molecular markers of brain repair in the peripheral blood. MedStar Georgetown is a natural fit to conduct this research given the many teams here studying blood biomarkers in cancer and neurodegenerative disease. Data from these studies will help us develop drugs that can improve natural repair mechanisms in the brain and reduce stroke disability.
Publications

  • Critical periods after stroke study: Translating animal stroke recovery experiments into a clinical trial. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2015
  • Review article: Ischemic stroke prognosis in adults. UpToDate. 2015.
  • New modalities of brain stimulation for stroke rehabilitation. Experimental Brain Research. 2013

Clinical areas of focus

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty Speaking
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Dizziness
  • Moyamoya
  • Numbness
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Tingling
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Impairment
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Aneurysm
  • Aphasia
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebral Arteritis
  • Cerebral Atherosclerosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Cerebrovascular Insufficiency
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty Speaking
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Dissection Carotid Artery
  • Dissection Of Vertebral Artery
  • Dizziness
  • Expressive Aphasia
  • Hemineglect
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Intermittent Cerebral Ischemia
  • Intracranial Arterial Occlusion
  • Intracranial Artery Stenosis
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Lacunar Stroke
  • Locked In Syndrome
  • Moyamoya
  • Non Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Numbness
  • Receptive Aphasia
  • Spontaneous Occlusion Of The Circle Of Willis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Tingling
  • Transient Blindness
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
  • Transient Limb Paralysis
  • Transient Monocular Vision Loss
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Vertebral Artery Stenosis
  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Impairment
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Procedures I perform

  • Thrombolysis
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 7th Fl Dept Neurology
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-8525

Fax 877-245-1499

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Insurance

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 USAccess (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 Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • 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
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • 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
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • 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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Vascular Neurology

Fellowship Program: National Institute of Health (2014)

Residency Program: University of Washington Medical Center (2009)

Internship Program: University of Washington Medical Center (2006)

Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School (2005)