Nauf Latef Azad, DO| Psychiatry, Child And Adolescent Psychiatry | MedStar Health

Nauf Latef Azad, DO
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Psychiatry, Child And Adolescent Psychiatry

Languages: English

About me

Dr. Azad is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist with particular clinical interests in infant and early childhood mental health, perinatal mental health, trauma, transitional age youth, eating disorders, school-based mental health, and collaborative care. She enjoys working with families in a collaborative 2-generation clinic based in the Appletree Schools providing care and support for underserved families. She also is a part of the Launch program focusing on empowering and fostering independence for transitional age youth. Dr. Azad also provides clinical care for young children and families in the Georgetown outpatient clinic. Dr. Azad is not just a clinician, but an advocate and educator. She strives to help each patient recognize their full potential by performing comprehensive evaluations that includes identifying strengths and weaknesses and then formulating individualized plans that connect each individual to the pertinent tools that will allow them to live their best life possible. Her goal is to help optimize function in the simplest and most parent-driven way with the primary goal to help empower the parent and child to build resiliency and to increase the overall thriving of the family system. 

Dr. Azad completed her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and South Asian Studies at Wellesley College and then pursued a Master of Science in Global Health at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland prior to obtaining a medical degree at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-NY. She completed both her general psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and has most recently transitioned to faculty within the Department of Psychiatry in 2019. While not at Georgetown, Dr. Azad also oversees the medical and psychiatric services at a chain of 4 eating disorder practices across the DMV providing specialized care to adolescents and adults struggling with disordered eating.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Developmental Assessment
  • Developmental Delay
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Eating Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Self Harming Behaviors
  • Substance Addiction
  • Substance Dependence
  • Trauma
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Addiction Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Agitation
  • Alcohol Dependency
  • Anger Issues
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Brief Psychotic Disorder
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Complicated Bereavement Disorder
  • Compulsive And Addictive Behaviors
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Cyclothymic Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Developmental Delay
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Dysthymia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Executive Function Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief
  • Hallucinations
  • Hoarding Disorder
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Hypomania
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mania
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Novel Coronavirus Related Mental Health Conditions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
  • Panic Attack
  • Paranoia And Delusional Disorders
  • Perinatal Mental Health Disorders
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Phobia
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Postpartum Psychosis
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Psycho Oncology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosomatic Disorders
  • Repetitive Behaviors
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Self Harming Behaviors
  • Social Media Addiction
  • Somatic Symptom Disorder
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Substance Addiction
  • Substance Dependence
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Thought Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Treatment Resistant Depression
  • Trichotillomania
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Procedures I perform

  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Behavior Counseling
  • Children Of Incarcerated Parents Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Developmental Assessment
  • Grief And Loss Counseling
  • LGBTQ+ Health
  • Men's Mental Health
  • Mental Health
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Online Psychiatrist
  • Psychotherapy
  • Transplant Psychiatry
  • Trauma Focused Psychotherapy
  • Virtual Care
  • Women's Mental Health
  • Work Reintegration Therapy
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
4 N Main
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 202-444-0414

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Fax 202-444-0414

2115 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Suite 200
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 855-771-6849

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

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2017)

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (2014)

Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital ()