Nadia Gul Ashai, MD| Breast Medical Oncology | MedStar Health

Nadia Gul Ashai, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Breast Medical Oncology

Languages: English

About me

Nadia Ashai, MD

Nadia Ashai, MD is a fellowship-trained, double-board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating breast cancer at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

Dr. Ashai specializes in treating all types of breast cancer, including

  • Hormone-receptor positive breast cancer
  • Triple negative breast cancer
  • HER2 positive breast cancer
  • Early stage and metastatic breast cancer

In her clinical practice, Dr. Ashai focuses on offering the latest evidence-based treatment options to her patients.  She works in partnership with her patients and educates them about the multitude of treatment options that are now available for breast cancer, including targeted therapies and other forms of personalized medicine.

Dr. Ashai earned her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, followed by residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She completed a fellowship in oncology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center. Before joining MedStar Health, Dr. Ashai was a member of the Breast Leadership Program at BayCare St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, FL, where she was the principal investigator for clinical trials for triple-negative breast cancer and HER2 positive breast cancer.

Dr. Ashai has a special interest in early onset breast cancer, triple negative breast cancer, HER2 positive breast cancer, and health care disparities.

Dr. Ashai’s Philosophy of Care

I offer the latest evidence-based treatment options specific to patients’ tumor biology and personal goals of care. I also offer novel treatment options in the form of clinical trials. I work collaboratively with patients to ensure we’re all on the same page when we move forward with treatment decisions, and I include patients’ support network in treatment planning whenever possible. 

About MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute
MedStar Georgetown is part of the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute, which combines medical expertise, the latest therapies, and research across MedStar Health. Our research engine, the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Washington, D.C., region. This partnership means we provide access to cutting-edge clinical trials and the latest breakthroughs in cancer care.

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
  • Brca
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Breast Cancer In Young Women
  • Carcinoma In Situ Of Breast
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
  • Dysplasia Of Breast
  • Er Positive Breast Cancer
  • Family History Of Breast Cancer
  • Her2neu Receptor
  • Hereditary Breast And Ovarian Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS)
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Axillary Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Microcalcifications
  • Paget's Disease Of The Breast
  • Postmastectomy Lymphedema Syndrome
  • Recurrent Breast Cancer
  • Treatment Refractory Breast Cancer
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer
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Procedures I perform

  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Breast Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Breast Cancer Follow Up
  • Breast Cancer Genetics
  • Chemoradiation
  • High Risk Breast Cancer Counseling
  • Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Radiation Treatment For Breast Cancer
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Lombardi Cancer Center
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-2223

Fax 202-444-1229

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Fax 202-444-1229

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 Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Fellowship Program: Montefiore Medical Center (2019)

Residency Program: University of Maryland Medical Center (2016)

Medical School: University of Maryland (2013)