Stefan M Schieke, MD| Dermatology | MedStar Health

Stefan M Schieke, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (115 reviews)

Specialties: Dermatology

Languages: English


About me

Stefan Schieke, MD, is a board-certified attending dermatologist affiliated with MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and is Associate Professor of Dermatology at Georgetown University Medical Center. Before joining MedStar Health, Dr. Schieke served as Assistant Professor of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an attending physician at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, some of which are consistently ranked as the top hospitals in Wisconsin by U.S. News & World Report.

As a general dermatologist, Dr. Schieke sees patients for general dermatology complaints, including psoriasis, eczema, acne, skin cancer, and more. In addition to treating general dermatological conditions, Dr. Schieke specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous lymphoma, including cutaneous B-cell lymphoma, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, and pseudolymphoma (cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia).

For the treatment of cutaneous lymphoma, he focuses strongly on a multidisciplinary approach, and together with his colleagues uses everything from skin-directed treatments, such as phototherapy, topical steroids, and nitrogen mustard; to photopheresis; radiation therapy; and various anti-cancer drugs, such as bexarotene, interferon, and more.

His clinical interests include cutaneous lymphoma, non-melanoma skin cancer (basal and squamous), and excisions such as the surgical removal of non-melanoma skin cancers. His research focuses on understanding the metabolic needs of lymphocytic cancers, i.e. lymphoma and some types of leukemia, during their various disease phases – beginning, progression, and treatment resistance – and how physicians can target the disease in each specific phase to improve treatment outcomes.

Dr. Schieke is encouraged by advances that have been made in the field of dermatology, more specifically relating to the biology of dermatological diseases, in the past few decades. Today, thanks to the tireless efforts of researchers and physicians, dermatologists are able to prescribe medications that target very selective disease processes. Dr. Schieke looks to clinical trials to provide new and advanced treatment options to qualifying patients, providing advancing tailored treatments and high-end care for patients.

Dr. Schieke received his medical degree and completed a two-year dermatological residency from Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf, Germany. He then joined the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at NIH for a five-year specialty post-doctoral fellowship before completing a three-year dermatology residency at Boston University Dermatology Residency Program, where he served as Chief Resident.

He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the United States Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortium, the International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas, and the American Association for Cancer Research.

Committed to the advancement of the field of dermatology, Dr. Schieke has authored numerous research articles, peer-reviewed abstracts, and book chapters. In 2015, Dr. Schieke was accepted into the American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) Dermatology Leadership Program (ADLP). In 2018, he received the Young Investigator Award from the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Schieke is passionate about his research, spending time with his family, exercising, and being out in nature.

Philosophy of care

“As a caring and knowledgeable provider, my goal is to help my patients understand their condition and, in turn, understand the rationale for presenting certain diagnostic and therapeutic options so we can make the best decision for them, together.

“I present options that are most beneficial to my patients’ specific diagnosis by using state-of-the-art and evidence-based data, whenever available.

“I feel honored to have the opportunity to build lasting relationships with my patients. I see myself as a steady presence in my patients’ lives, helping them through each step of these challenging times.”

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormalities Of The Skin
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acral Lentiginous Melanoma
  • Actinic Keratosis (AK)
  • Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis
  • Albinism
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Allergic Vasculitis
  • Alopecia
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Anal Condyloma
  • Anal Warts
  • Angioma
  • Angular Cheilitis
  • Aphthous Ulcers
  • Atrophie Blanche
  • Atypical Mole
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Becker Melanosis
  • Bedbugs
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Skin
  • Benign Neoplasm Of The Lip
  • Blister
  • Blistering Disorder
  • Boil
  • Brittle Nails
  • Bruising
  • Bullous Disease
  • Bullous Pemphigoid
  • Burns
  • Cafe Au Lait Spots
  • Calcinosis Cutis
  • Candidiasis
  • Carbuncle
  • Cellulite
  • Cellulitis
  • Cellulitis Of The Buttock
  • Cellulitis Of The Leg
  • Cellulitis Of The Neck
  • Cherry Angioma
  • Cold Sore
  • Condyloma Lata
  • Condylomata Acuminata
  • Congenital Dermal Melanocytosis
  • Congenital Nevi
  • Contact And Allergic Dermatitis Of The Eyelid
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Crows Feet
  • Cutaneous Amyloidosis
  • Cutaneous Candidiasis
  • Cutaneous Horn
  • Cutaneous Larva Migrans
  • Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma
  • Cutaneous Vasculitis
  • Cutis Laxa
  • Cutis Marmorata Telangiectatica Congenita
  • Dandruff
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
  • Dermatographism
  • Dermatomycoses
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Drug Reaction
  • Dry Scalp
  • Dyschromia
  • Dyshidrosis
  • Dyskeratosis Follicularis
  • Dysplastic Nevus
  • Ear Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Edema Of Eyelid
  • Epidermoid Cysts
  • Erythema Ab Igne
  • Erythema Migrans
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Erythema Nodosum
  • Erythematosquamous Dermatosis
  • Erythroderma
  • Female Alopecia
  • First Degree Burns
  • Folliculitis
  • Freckles
  • Furuncle
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Herpes, Female
  • Genital Herpes, Male
  • Genital Warts
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glomangioma
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Glossitis
  • Graft Versus Host Disease
  • Granuloma Annulare
  • Granuloma Inguinale
  • Growth On Head
  • Growth On Neck
  • Hair Diseases
  • Hairy Tongue
  • Hand Dermatitis
  • Head Cyst
  • Head Papilloma
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Simplex Dermatitis Of The Eyelid
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Herpes Zoster Dermatitis Of Eyelid
  • Herpetic Stomatitis
  • Herpetic Whitlow
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Hirsutism
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Hyperkeratosis
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Hyperpigmentation Of Eyelids
  • Hypertrichosis
  • Hypohidrosis
  • Hypopigmentation
  • Ichthyosis
  • Impetigo
  • Impetigo Herpetiformis
  • Inclusion Cyst
  • Inflammation Of The Eyelid
  • Ingrown Hair
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Ear
  • Keratin Cyst
  • Keratoacanthoma
  • Keratoderma
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Kerion
  • Lentigo
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lice
  • Lichen Nitidus
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Lichen Sclerosus Of The Penis
  • Lichen Sclerosus Of The Vulva
  • Lichen Simplex
  • Linear Iga Bullous Disease
  • Lip Disease
  • Lipomas
  • Livedo Reticularis
  • Livedoid Vasculopathy
  • Liver Spots
  • Localized Scleroderma
  • Lupus Panniculitis
  • Lymphangioma
  • Malassezia Furfur
  • Male Pattern Baldness
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Of The Eyelid
  • Melanoma On Finger
  • Melanoma On Hand
  • Melasma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Milia
  • Miliaria
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Mucinosis
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Nail Disease
  • Neck Papilloma
  • Necrobiosis Lipoidica
  • Neurofibroma
  • Nevus
  • Nevus Flammeus
  • Non Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Onychomycosis
  • Panniculitis
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Paronychia
  • Pemphigus Vulgaris
  • Perioral Dermatitis
  • Periorbital Cellulitis
  • Petechiae
  • Photodamage
  • Photosensitivity
  • Pickers Nodule
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • Pilar Cyst
  • Pityriasis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poikiloderma
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Polymorphous Light Eruption
  • Pre Cancers Of The Skin
  • Prurigo Nodularis
  • Pruritus
  • Pseudofolliculitis Barbae
  • Psoriasis
  • Pubic Lice
  • Purpura
  • Pustule
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • Pyogenic Granuloma
  • Rash
  • Rosacea
  • Salmon Patches
  • Scab
  • Scabies
  • Scalp Psoriasis
  • Scaly Skin
  • Sebaceous Hyperplasia
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Sezary Syndrome
  • Skin Bullae
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Disease
  • Skin Pigmentation
  • Skin Spots
  • Skin Tag
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Solar Dermatitis
  • Squamous Carcinoma In Situ
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Skin
  • Staphylococcus Infections
  • Stasis Dermatitis
  • Stevens Johnson Syndrome
  • Subacute Cutaneous Lupus
  • Sunburn
  • Sunspots
  • Sweat Gland Carcinoma
  • Sweet Syndrome
  • Telangiectasia
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Blanca
  • Tinea Capitis
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Cruris
  • Tinea Manus
  • Tinea Nigra
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • Trachonychia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Urticaria
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles
  • Xanthoma
  • Xerosis
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Procedures I perform

  • Biologic Therapy For Skin Diseases
  • Biopsy Of External Ear
  • Biopsy Of Eyelid
  • Biopsy Of Lip
  • Chemodenervation Eccrine Glands
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermoscopy
  • Destruction Of Benign Skin Lesions
  • Destruction Of Premalignant Skin Lesions
  • Electrosurgery For Skin Lesions
  • Excision Of Benign Lesions
  • Excision Of Malignant Lesions
  • Incision And Drainage
  • Isotretinoin
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Mole Examination
  • Non Surgical Face Lift
  • Rejuvenation
  • Sebaceous Cyst Removal
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Examination
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Wart Removal
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Practice locations

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1133 21st Street Northwest
Floor 5
Washington, DC, 20036


Fax 410-657-1980

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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
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • United Student Resources
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • United Golden Rule
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • D-SNP)
    • I-SNP
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Choice Plus
    • United Choice
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Select
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna EPO
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthy Families
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Amerigroup DC Healthy Families
    • Amerigroup DC Alliance
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Virginia Premier
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • United Navigate
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Tricare East Select
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA


Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology

Residency Program: Boston Medical Center (2012)

Internship Program: Lankenau Hospital (2009)

Medical School: Heinrich-Heine Universtitate Dusseldorf (2001)

Ratings and reviews

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  • Feb 8, 2024

    Just excellent

  • Feb 2, 2024

    Outstanding! Very clear directions about the treatment and what expect afterward. Totally clear and detailed without being nearly complicated.

  • Jan 24, 2024

    Doctor assured me that since I now an "established patient" he would quickly see me when (not if) condition re-occurs.