Monique Kamaria Chheda, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Dermatology

Languages: English

About me

Monique Chheda, MD, is a board-certified general medical dermatologist at MedStar Health. Dr. Chheda sees patients of all age groups and specializes in treating skin of color. Her specific clinical interests include hair loss, acne/acne scarring, hidradenitis suppurativa, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis (eczema).

Dr. Chheda utilizes a wide range of therapeutic modalities, including biologic therapies, phototherapy (light therapy), laser, and other types of cosmetic therapies. She is trained in the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for hair loss and microneedling for acne scarring and skin rejuvenation. Dr. Chheda has a special interest in the use of lasers for cosmetic and medical purposes, particularly in skin of color.

Dr. Chheda is passionate about providing high-quality dermatologic care to her patients. She is dedicated to providing vanguard treatments, including PRP for hair loss, microneedling for acne scarring, and various laser modalities to treat a wide range of dermatologic conditions. She hopes to implement these therapies at MedStar Health in the near future.

During her residency training in the inner city of Chicago, she regularly saw patients of various skin types and conducted research at the Northwestern Department of Dermatology Ethnic Skin Care Center. Prior to joining MedStar Washington Hospital Center, she was in private practice at a center that also specialized in skin of color.

Dr. Chheda received her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, where she graduated with honors and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She then completed a three-year specialty residency training in dermatology at the University of Chicago, where she served as Chief Resident and participated in research projects pertaining to skin of color, psoriasis, and the use of lasers in hidradenitis suppurativa. She is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, where she also serves on the Young Physicians Committee.

Philosophy of Care

“My philosophy of care is to treat the entire patient, not only their condition. When creating a treatment plan, I take into consideration a patient’s lifestyle, limitations, skin and hair care practices, and co-morbidities to create a treatment plan that targets their specific needs.

“I take pride in educating my patients on their condition, all the possibilities for treatment, and their associated risks/benefits, in order to help them make informed decisions about their own healthcare.

“There is nothing more rewarding than being able to improve a patient’s quality of life in terms of their skin disease.”

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis Ak
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Alopecia
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Angular Cheilitis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Eczema
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Intertrigo
  • Lichen Sclerosus Of The Vulva
  • Melanoma
  • Melasma
  • Non Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Onychomycosis
  • Palmoplantar Pustulosis
  • Perioral Dermatitis
  • Polymorphous Light Eruption
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Urticaria
  • Vitiligo
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Procedures I perform

  • Destruction Of Benign Skin Lesions
  • Destruction Of Premalignant Skin Lesions
  • Isotretinoin
  • Mole Check
  • Pulsed Dye Laser
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Of Color Dermatology
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Practice locations

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5530 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

301-951-2400

Fax 877-285-1490

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Fax 877-285-1490

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

Residency Program: University of Chicago (2014)

Internship Program: MacNeal Memorial Hospital (2011)

Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago (2010)