Matthew E Witek, MD| Radiation Oncology | MedStar Health

Matthew E 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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7501 Surratts Road
Suite 108
Clinton, MD, 20735


Fax 301-868-7412

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 202-444-1610

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


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)