Robert Laureno, MD| Neurology | MedStar Health

Robert Laureno, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.6 out of 5 (235 reviews)

Specialities: 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 Neuropathy
  • 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
    • 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

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

  • Provider explained things understandably

  • Provider listened carefully

  • Provider knew medical history

  • Provider showed respect

  • Provider spent enough time with patient

  • 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!!!!

  • May 3, 2022

    Dr. Laureno excellent.