Nancy Ann Dawson, MD| Medical Oncology | MedStar Health

Nancy Ann Dawson, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (904 reviews)

Specialties: Medical Oncology

Languages: English

(202) 444-9429

About me

A renowned expert in urologic cancer, Nancy Ann Dawson, MD, holds appointments at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, the Georgetown University Medical Center and Medstar Montgomery Medical Center.  She is Professor of Medicine and Oncology and Director of the Genitourinary Medical Oncology Program. Her medical career includes clinical care and research in urologic cancers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

An active researcher, Dr. Dawson holds numerous grants for phase I, II, and III clinical trials. Her work has contributed significantly to the standard of care for urologic cancers over the years, earning her many awards and recognitions. Chief among them is the Legion of Merit -- the highest non-battlefield recognition awarded by the United States Armed Forces for exceptional performance and outstanding service--which Dr. Dawson, a retired Army colonel, received in 1999.

Dr. Dawson is regularly included in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Doctors in America" rankings, and "Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care," "Who's Who in American Women," and "Who's Who in Science and Engineering."

Dr. Dawson's Philosophy of Care

I have specialized in urologic cancers (prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular cancers) for more than 30 years, overseeing cutting-edge clinical trials that have resulted in the approval of many of today's current therapies and authoring guidelines for how to best manage these types of cancers. I view my relationship with my patients as a partnership and share my knowledge so they understand their cancer and treatment options and can share in decision-making. My expertise and caring personality combined have consistently resulted in a "5 Star" rating from my patients.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Adrenal Neoplasm
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Seminoma
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Adrenal Neoplasm
  • Anal Cancer
  • Appendiceal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Mass
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Stromal Tumors
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Seminoma
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
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Procedures I perform

  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Biological Targeted Therapy
  • Bladder Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Bladder Cancer Genomics
  • Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Cancer Genomics
  • Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Chemoradiation
  • Clinical Trials
  • Genitourinary Cancer Genomics
  • Prostate Cancer Genomics
  • Radionuclide Therapy
  • Testicular Cancer Chemotherapy
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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

18101 Prince Philip Drive
Suite 101
Olney, MD, 20832

202-444-0719

Fax 202-444-7344

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Insurance

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

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship Program: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (1985)

Residency Program: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (1982)

Internship Program: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (1980)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (1979)

Awards

  • Legion of Merit Award Best Doctors in America Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Nov 28, 2023

    Dr Dawson is an excellent doctor. Listens well and stays up to date with me as her patients.

  • Nov 17, 2023

    Dr. Dawson was wonderful.

  • Nov 16, 2023

    My doctor, Nancy Dawson MD, is the best there is. I know I am fortunate to have her treating my cancer.