Nitika Paudel, MD| Radiation Oncology | MedStar Health

Nitika Paudel, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (70 reviews)

Specialties: Radiation Oncology

Languages: English

202-444-7298

About me

Nitika Paudel, MD, PhD, is a radiation oncologist in the Department of Radiation Medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is passionate about improving patient outcomes with collaboration, patient education, and clinical research. Dr. Paudel specializes in: 

  • Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy
  • Intensity and volumetric-modulated radiation therapy
  • Image-guided radiation therapy
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Proton therapy
  • High dose rate brachytherapy

Dr. Paudel is currently an active member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American College of Radiation Oncology, Chicago Radiologic Society, and several other groups. She has been published in several prestigious scientific journals, including Surgical Oncology, Practical Radiation Oncology, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics, and Journal of Virology.

Dr. Paudel’s main areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Lung and Thoracic malignancies
  • Breast malignancies
  • Gynecological malignancies
  • Head and neck malignancies
  • Lymphomas/leukemia
  • Palliative oncology

Clinical areas of focus

  • Adenocarcinoma Of The Head And Neck
  • Brain And Spine Tumors
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cyberknife
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Proton Beam Therapy
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  • Total Body Irradiation
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adenocarcinoma Of The Head And Neck
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Astrocytoma Tumors
  • Brain And Spine Tumors
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carcinoma In Situ Of Breast
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma
  • Eye Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Glioma
  • Keloid
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Ureter
  • Meningioma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myxopapillary Ependymoma
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus And Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiation Injury
  • Radiation Necrosis
  • Radiation Toxicity
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thymoma
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer
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Procedures I perform

  • 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • Balloon Breast Brachytherapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Chemoradiation
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Cyberknife
  • Extended Field Radiation Therapy
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy
  • High Dose Rate Brachytherapy
  • Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Intraarterial Chemotherapy Of Tumors
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
  • Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy
  • Mammosite
  • Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Neoadjuvant Radiation Therapy
  • Pencil Beam Proton Therapy
  • Postoperative Radiation Therapy
  • Prone Breast Radiation Therapy
  • Proton Beam Therapy
  • Quadramet
  • Radiation Boost
  • Radiation Therapy Simulation
  • Radiation Treatment For Head And Neck Cancer
  • Radioembolization
  • Radiosensitizing Chemotherapy
  • Reirradiation For Recurrent Cancer
  • Reirradiation For Recurrent Head And Neck Cancers
  • Short Course Radiation
  • Sir Spheres Microspheres
  • Spaceoar Hydrogel
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  • Stereotactic Cranial Radiation
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Spine Radiosurgery
  • Targeted Radiation Therapy
  • Therasphere
  • Three Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • Tomotherapy
  • Total Body Irradiation
  • Tumor Treating Fields Therapy
  • Unsealed Source Radiotherapy
  • Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy
  • Xofigo
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Bles Bldg Lower Level
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-3320

Fax 202-444-9323

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

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology

Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University (2019)

Graduate: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine/Science Office of the Registrar (2014)

Graduate: University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Scie (2014)

Graduate: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine/Science Office of the Registrar (2012)

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
  • Apr 19, 2024

    All questions and concerns were met with a wealth of knowledge and understanding

  • Mar 20, 2024

    I felt very much at ease and confident in the level of great care. I did not feel rushed and appreciated being able to see all my images and having them explained in detail. All my questions were answered well. I also appreciated the level of compassion conveyed.

  • Jan 23, 2024

    Of course I would recommend them. I consider them the best thing that has happened to me during my illness, thank you