Melissa Kanji Meghpara, DO| Vascular Surgery | MedStar Health
Melissa Kanji Meghpara

Melissa Kanji Meghpara, DO
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (257 reviews)

Specialties: Vascular Surgery

Languages: English

About me

Melissa Meghpara, DO, is an attending vascular surgeon at MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute. As a vascular surgeon, Dr. Meghpara treats the whole spectrum of vascular disease, from the arteries to the veins, including carotid, aortic, and peripheral vascular disease.

Dr. Meghpara has been trained in both endovascular and open treatments. Providing the best individualized approach, she offers a minimally invasive endovascular approach whenever appropriate. Dr. Meghpara is highly advanced in endovascular techniques, and is able to offer a number of options that patients might not find everywhere. Procedures performed by Dr. Meghpara include EVAR (endovascular aortic aneurysm repair), TEVAR (thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair), and TCAR (transcarotid artery revascularization).

Dr. Meghpara’s main clinical focus is in arterial work, primarily in endovascular approaches. She is interested in clinical research that explores practical improvements on modern methods–anything that can enhance current treatment measures. She is excited about several new branch devices coming onto the market, and for new devices for the treatment of carotid, peripheral vascular, and venous disease. Dr. Meghpara is especially excited to offer a new method of transcervical carotid stenting using fusion modeling to create a 3-D model based on CT scans that can be overlaid onto patients during the procedure.

Dr. Meghpara received her medical degree from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYIT-COM), as well as a master’s degree in Neuromusculoskeletal Science. After graduation, she completed a general surgery residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center (Medisys) and served one year as the program’s Chief Resident. Afterwards, she completed a 2-year vascular surgery fellowship at Maimonides Medical Center.

Dr. Meghpara has published five papers on vascular disease, received multiple awards, and is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the Association of Women Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the Eastern Vascular Society.

Dr. Meghpara has known she wanted to work in vascular surgery since her first year of general surgery training. She looks forward to her day to day work and is always looking forward to new challenges.

Philosophy of care

“I think that all of our patients should be treated as if they’re family. I treat every single one of my patients as if they were my family members. I provide the highest level of care I can. I’m also realistic and I think it’s important to be honest with your patients as to what you can and can’t do for them to provide a high quality of life.

“I’d like my patients to say that I not only provided a high level of care, but that I care as if they are my family members and that the ongoing relationship is something that they are happy to have. As vascular is a long-term relationship, I want patients and referring physicians to feel like they can easily speak with me regarding vascular concerns.

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
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Vein Ligation
  • Vertebral Transposition
  • Vnus Closure
  • Wound Care
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25500 Point Lookout Road
Suite P200
Leonardtown, MD, 20650


Fax 240-434-4022

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100 Hospital Road
Prince Frederick, MD, 20678


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301 Steeple Chase Drive
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Prince Frederick, MD, 20678


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


Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Fellowship Program: Maimonides Medical Center (2022)

Residency Program: Flushing Hospital Medical Center (2020)

Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (2015)

Ratings and reviews

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  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

  • Mar 12, 2024

    Awesome experience.

  • Mar 6, 2024


  • Feb 23, 2024

    The Dr made me feel like I mattered! She listened and was very kind!