Matthew Edward Witek, MD| Radiation Oncology | MedStar Health
Matthew Edward Witek

Matthew Edward Witek, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Radiation Oncology

Languages: English

About me

Matthew Witek, MD, is a board-certified radiation oncologist within the Radiation Medicine department at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Witek specializes in treating patients with cancers of the central nervous systems, base of skull, head and neck, and skin. He has a special interest in advanced radiation technologies and treatment approaches that minimize treatment side effects and improve patient outcomes.

Dr. Witek has a very active head and neck research program. Areas of particular interest to Dr. Witek include radiographic biomarkers to guide therapy intensity, advanced technologies to limit normal tissue toxicity, and biomarkers to guide treatment approaches. His efforts have led to the completion of two investigator-initiated trials, serving as a co-principal investigator on an international cooperative group study, leadership positions within a number of radiation therapy collaborative groups, and the publication of 50 peer-reviewed articles.

Dr. Witek’s areas of clinical and research expertise include:

  • Central nervous system cancers
  • Cancers of the tongue, mouth, and throat
  • Brain tumors
  • Tumors near the base of the skull
  • Chordomas
  • Oropharynx cancer
  • Brain metastases
  • Meningiomas
  • Glioblastomas
  • Radiographic and biologic biomarkers
  • Skin cancers

Dr. Witek received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training in radiation oncology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and an advanced radiation therapy fellowship at the University of Maryland.

Philosophy of care

Dr. Witek is committed to working with patients to determine appropriate therapy options for their individual circumstances. He is dedicated to maintaining patient involvement throughout the treatment process and collaborates with a multidisciplinary team of specialists to establish care plans and optimize patient outcomes.

Dr. Witek sees patients at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd., NW Lower Level (LL) Bles Bldg, Washington, DC 20007, and MedStar Health Neurosurgery at Clinton, 10401 Hospital Dr., Ste.101, Clinton, MD 20735.

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Astrocytoma Tumors
  • Brain And Spine Tumors
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Glioma
  • Head And Neck Cancer
  • Keloid
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Meningioma
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Myxopapillary Ependymoma
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
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Procedures I perform

  • 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Chemoradiation
  • Cyberknife
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy
  • High Dose Rate Brachytherapy
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Radiation Treatment For Head And Neck Cancer
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Spine Radiosurgery
  • Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 202-444-1610

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Fax 202-444-1610

7501 Surratts Road
Suite 108
Clinton, MD, 20735


Fax 301-868-7412

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


Board Certification: American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology

Residency Program: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2014)

Internship Program: Lankenau Hospital (2010)

Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University College of Medical (2009)

Graduate Education: Thomas Jefferson University (2005)