Robert Laureno, MD| Neurology | MedStar Health

Robert Laureno, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.6 out of 5 (240 reviews)

Specialties: Neurology

Languages: English

(202) 877-8062

About me

Robert Laureno, MD, FAAN, FANA, is Chairman of the Department of Neurology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Professor of Neurology at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Laureno is a highly experienced clinician, teacher, and researcher with more than 30 years of practice in the field of neurology. As a board-certified general neurologist, Dr. Laureno treats all disorders affecting the brain, nerves, and spinal cord. His clinical and research interest revolves around metabolic disease of the nervous system.

Dr. Laureno received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. He then completed internship training in internal medicine at Emory University’s Grady Memorial Hospital. Following this, Dr. Laureno joined a three-year fellowship program in neurology and neuropathology with Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital.

As an active participant in the continuing education of his field, Dr. Laureno has presented numerous seminars and lectures across the nation and has authored nearly 90 publications, including peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, correspondence articles, research abstracts, and two books on neurology published by Oxford University Press.

Philosophy of Care
“My goal is to make sure that my patients clearly understand the diagnosis as well as the benefits and possible side effects of any treatment that’s undertaken. It’s also important to me that I listen carefully to my patients and the problems they’re experiencing in order to arrive at an accurate diagnosis, and therefore provide them with the treatment that will give them the best results.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Blurred Vision
  • Concussion
  • Dizziness
  • Encephalitis
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuropathy
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Tremor
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Arm Weakness
  • Ataxia
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Blurred Vision
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cerebellar Disease
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Headache
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Concussion
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Dizziness
  • Dysarthria
  • Encephalitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facial Pain
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)
  • Headache
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lip Droop
  • Memory Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelitis
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Neuropathy
  • Numbness
  • Paresthesia
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Radiculopathy
  • Syncope
  • Tingling
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Vertigo
  • Vision Loss
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Procedures I perform

  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-877-5551

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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
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)"
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)"
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO"
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)"
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Network OA
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Open POS II
    • Open HMO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus


Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Residency Program: Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital (1977)

Fellowship Program: Cleveland Clinic Hospital (1977)

Internship Program: Grady Memorial Hospital (1972)

Medical School: Cornell University College of Medicine (1971)

Ratings and reviews

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

  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

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

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

  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

  • Mar 3, 2023

    Exceptional in every respect.

  • May 26, 2022

    Doctor said he was retiring but he did give a referral to someone else who I haven't yet met

  • May 17, 2022

    Very attentive doctor!!!!