Nancy Ann Dawson, MD| Medical Oncology | MedStar Health
Nancy Ann Dawson

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

4.9 out of 5 (1007 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


Fax 202-444-1229

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18101 Prince Philip Drive
Suite 101
Olney, MD, 20832


Fax 202-444-7344

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



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)


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

Ratings and reviews

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  • Apr 30, 2024

    Dr. Dawson, her staff and the infusion team were amazing

  • Apr 26, 2024

    Always interested.

  • Apr 20, 2024

    Dr. Dawson is an exceptionally good professional.