Robert Emmett Minahan, MD| Neurology | MedStar Health

Robert Emmett Minahan, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Neurology

Languages: English

(202) 444-2670

About me

Board certified in both neurophysiology and neurology, Dr. Minahan currently serves as co-director of Intraoperative Monitoring at MedStar Georgetown where he is also a clinical professor in the Department of Neurology. His special areas of interest include intraoperative neuromonitoring, electromyography, and neuromuscular disease.
With nearly twenty years of clinical experience, Dr. Minahan specializes in neuromonitoring, a real-time focus on patients undergoing surgery for a range conditions including spinal and lumbar disease, brain tumors, cerebral aneurysms, and carotid stenosis. Dr. Minahan works in the operating room watching for potential nervous system injury during surgery and offers ongoing communication to the surgeon and anesthesiologist to prevent permanent damage to the brain, spine and peripheral nerves.
Well-known in his subspecialty, Dr. Minahan is an active member of multiple professional societies, serving in several leadership positions. He is widely published in peer-reviewed clinical journals and has authored numerous book chapters. Dr. Minahan was trained as a resident and fellow at Johns Hopkins University following internships at Duke University Medical Center after earning his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine.
Note: Dr. Minahan only sees inpatients.
Felbaum D, Zhao DY, Nayar VV, Kalhorn CG, McGrail KM, Mandie AS, Minahan RE "Real-Time Evaluation of the Anterior Choroidal Artery Patency During Aneurysm Clipping" Cureus 8(2): e495.
Nuwer MR, Emerson RG, Galloway G, Legatt AD, Lopez J, Minahan R, Yamada T. Goodin DS, Armon C, Chaudhry V, Gronseth GS, Harden CL. "Evidence-based guideline update: Intraoperative Spinal Monitoring with Somatosenory and Transcranial Electrical Motor Evoked Potentials" J Clin Neurophysiol.2012 Feb; 29(1):101-8.
Nuwer MR, Emerson RG, Galloway G, Legatt AD, Lopez J, Minahan R, Yamada T. Goodin DS, Armon C, Chaudhry V, Gronseth GS, Harden CL; Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology; American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. "Evidence-based guideline update: Intraoperative Spinal Monitoring with Somatosenory and Transcranial Electrical Motor Evoked Potentials: Report of the Therapeutic and Technology Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society." Neurology. 2012 Feb 21 78 (8); 585-9.
Robert E. Minahan, MD and Allen Mandir MD PhD; "Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring of Trigeminal and Facial Nerves" J Clin Neurophysiol. 2011 Dec; 28 (6): 551-65.
Robert E. Minahan, MD and Allen Mandir MD PhD; Letter to the Editor re "False-negative transcranial motor-evoked potentials during scoliosis surgery causing paralysis" by Modi et al. Spine; 2010; 35 (6): 720-721.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Concussion
  • Encephalopathies
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Headache
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuropathy
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Tremor
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Reflexes
  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Benign Focal Amyotrophy
  • Bethlem Myopathy
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Nerve Injury
  • Dejerine Sottas Disease
  • Diabetic Lumbosacral Radiculoplexus Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Distal Motor Neuropathy
  • Distal Muscular Dystrophy
  • Distal Myopathy
  • Dropped Head Syndrome
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysesthesia
  • Encephalopathies
  • Eyelid Closure Weakness
  • Facial Droop
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facial Pain
  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
  • Femoral Neuropathy
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome Gbs
  • Headache
  • Hiv Myopathy
  • Horner Syndrome
  • Inclusion Body Myopathy
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Lip Droop
  • Lobar Atrophy Of Brain
  • Merosin Deficient Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
  • Monomelic Amyotrophy
  • Mulitfocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multifocal Acquired Demyelinating Sensorimotor Neuropathy
  • Muscle Atrophy
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Nerve Root Disorder
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Neuromyelitis Optica Nmo
  • Neuropathy
  • Numbness
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Paramyotonia Congenita
  • Paresthesia
  • Periodic Paralysis
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Plantar Nerve Lesions
  • Plexopathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Sensory Neuronopathy
  • Sensory Problem
  • Slurred Speech
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Spasticity
  • Statin Myopathy
  • Tibial Neuropathy
  • Tingling
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuropathy
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Impairment
  • Weakness
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Procedures I perform

  • Angiography
  • Avm Embolization
  • Botox For Hemifacial Spasm
  • Botox For Spasticity
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Electromyography
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Evaluation Emu
  • Headache Therapy
  • Multiple Sclerosis Ms Infusion Treatment
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 877-245-1499

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18101 Prince Philip Drive
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Fax 202-444-6402

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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
    • 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
    • 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


Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology

Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1997)

Residency Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1996)

Internship Program: Duke University Medical Center (1993)

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine (1992)