Selena E. Briggs, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.5 out of 5 (309 reviews)

Specialities: Otolaryngology, Otology, Neurotology

Languages: English

(202) 877-4992

About me

Selena Heman-Ackah Briggs, MD, MBA, PhD, FACS, is the Vice Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at MedStar Health Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Briggs is a neurotologist-skull base surgeon. She completed her medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, followed by a surgical internship and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency at the University of Minnesota, and a fellowship in neurotology at New York University. Dr. Briggs earned an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. She also earned a doctorate in otolaryngology from the University of Minnesota for her research on prevention and management of age-related hearing loss. She previously served as the director of Otology, Neurotology and Audiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and as an assistant professor of otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Briggs is an associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Georgetown University and a Wellness Champion. 

Dr. Briggs treats patients with a wide variety of ear and skull base-related concerns. She has a clinical interest in cochlear implantation and hearing loss (congenital and acquired), treatment of chronic ear disease and cholesteatoma, management of ear canal atresia or stenosis, repair of encephalocele and meningocele of the middle ear and mastoid, management of temporal bone fractures, care of vestibular and balance disorders, and treatment of tumors of the skull base (e.g. schwannomas, meningiomas, chordoma, etc.). In caring for patients with these concerns, she strives to provide each patient with the individualized, personalized and caring treatment that they deserve. Dr. Briggs maintains that it is critical to listen, to understand and to take the time to provide holistic care that prioritizes the patient's individual goals for their own best exceptional outcome, optimized care and quality of life.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Hearing Loss
  • Menieres Disease
  • Otosclerosis
  • Pulsatile Tinnitus
  • Sudden Deafness
  • Superior Canal Dehiscence
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acoustic Nerve Injury
  • Acoustic Neurofibromatosis
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Cochlear Nerve Damage
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Dizziness
  • Ear And Temporal Bone Cancer
  • Ear Anomalies
  • Ear Canal Cancer
  • Ear Canal Lesions
  • Ear Cyst
  • Ear Drainage
  • Ear Mass
  • Ear Pressure
  • Earache
  • Facial Nerve Disease
  • Facial Nerve Injury
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Foreign Body Ear
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss Asymmetrical
  • Hearing Loss Central
  • Hearing Loss Conductive
  • Hearing Loss Mixed
  • Hearing Loss Neural
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Mastoiditis
  • Menieres Disease
  • Meningioma
  • Missing Eardrum
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Osteoma
  • Otitis Externa
  • Otosclerosis
  • Ototoxicity
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Pulsatile Tinnitus
  • Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
  • Ruptured Eardrum
  • Sudden Deafness
  • Superior Canal Dehiscence
  • Temporal Bone Fracture
  • Tympanic Membrane Perforation Tmp
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular And Balance Disorders
  • Vestibular Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuronitis
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Procedures I perform

  • Acoustic Neuroma Removal
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Surgery
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Ear And Temporal Bone Cancer Surgery
  • Encephalocele Repair
  • Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation
  • Middle Ear Exploration
  • Myringotomy
  • Ossicular Chain Reconstruction
  • Tympanoplastymastoidectomy
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Practice locations

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106 Irving Street Northwest
POB 2700 North
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-6733

Fax 202-877-8439

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Fax 202-877-8439

Insurance

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
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • 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
    • CIGNA EPO
    • 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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Neurotology

Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology

Fellowship Program: New York University Langone Medical Center (2012)

Residency Program: University of Minnesota (2010)

Medical School: University of Cincinnati (2004)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.5
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.5
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.5
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.4
  • Provider showed respect

    4.6
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.5
  • Aug 25, 2021

    Good

  • Aug 10, 2021

    Most definitely go there if you have an ear problems because they are very professional and they break it down explaining it to you

  • Aug 5, 2021

    Very good experience I have already told my coworker about my experience she is coming to Washington Hospital Center for the same service I Receive