Shervin Shafa, MD| Gastroenterology | MedStar Health
Shervin Shafa

Shervin Shafa, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.6 out of 5 (448 reviews)

Specialties: Gastroenterology

Languages: English

877-303-1462

About me

A board-certified gastroenterologist, Shervin Shafa, MD, serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Dr. Shafa completed a fellowships in Gastroenterology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital followed and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also trained in advanced therapeutics for malignant and benign lesions of the esophagus. 

Dr. Shafa's research interests include endoscopic techniques and non-invasive methods for diagnosis and management of early esophageal cancer and Barrett's esophagus. 

Dr. Shafa also performs cryoablative therapy for treatment of Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancers.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Anal Fissure
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Postprandial Diarrhea
  • Rectal Pain
  • Stomach Pain
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Liver Function Blood Test
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Achalasia
  • Acute Blood Loss Anemia
  • Allergic Esophagitis
  • Allergic Gastroenteritis
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Appendiceal Cancer
  • Atrophic Gastritis Without Mention Of Hemorrhage
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blood In Stool
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Colitis
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Congenital Anomalies Of The Esophagus
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Early Satiety
  • Eosinophilic Colitis
  • Eosinophilic Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastritis
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Eructation
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Mass
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Spasm
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Thickening
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Family History Of Colon Cancer
  • Family History Of Colon Polyps
  • Flatulence
  • Foreign Body (DIGESTIVE SYSTEM)
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Stromal Tumors
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Giardiasis
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Hematemesis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Left Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Lymphocytic Colitis
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Colon
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Stomach
  • Melena
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Nausea
  • Odynophagia
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Personal History Of Colonic Polyps
  • Positive Hemoccult Fecal Occult Blood Test
  • Postprandial Diarrhea
  • Proctitis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Hemorrhage
  • Rectal Pain
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Right Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Stomach Pain
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Proctitis
  • Vomiting
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Procedures I perform

  • Bravo PH Test
  • Colon Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Screening
  • Cryoablation
  • Early Detection Of Cancer
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Of Esophagus
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Of Large Colon Polyps
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) With Botox Injection
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) With Dilation
  • Feeding Tube Management
  • Feeding Tube Removal
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Screening
  • Gastroscopy
  • Gj Tube Evaluation
  • High Resolution Manometry
  • Peg (PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC GASTROSTOMY)
  • Peg Tube Evaluation
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation For Barrett's Esophagus
  • Sigmoidoscopy
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Building 2
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-8541

Fax 855-778-6904

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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
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)"
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)"
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • 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
    • 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

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Fellowship Program: University of North Carolina Hospitals (2015)

Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2014)

Internship/Residency: George Washington University Hospital (2011)

Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (2007)

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Ratings and reviews

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

    4.6
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.5
  • Care provider’s discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.6
  • Care provider’s efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.5
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.7
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.6
  • May 14, 2024

    Dr Shafa is always very caring and clear. The resident did a great job, but with Dr Shafa, you can really tell what years of experience does for one's bedside manner.

  • May 1, 2024

    Dr. Shafa is beyond extraordinary & leads his excellent team with grace & efficiency.

  • Apr 19, 2024

    Commendable service