Tamar Harel, MD| Neurology | MedStar Health

Tamar Harel, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

5.0 out of 5 (37 reviews)

Specialties: Neurology

Languages: English

About me

Tamar Harel, MD, is a board-certified neurologist and the director of neuroimmunology and multiple sclerosis at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. She also serves as an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Dr. Harel specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. She uses the most up-to-date treatments to control MS and is also experienced in treating the medical conditions that frequently accompany the disease. Dr. Harel is well versed in innovative headache and migraine management and offers Botox injections and nerve blocks. She also provides general neurological care and performs a wide variety of treatments.

Dr. Harel has devoted her career to providing patient-centered and compassionate care. In addition to providing high-quality, multidisciplinary neurological care, she is committed to building collaborative relationships with her patients and believes in partnering with them to develop a personalized treatment plan. Dr. Harel is a dedicated patient educator and advocate, providing comprehensive support while empowering patients to maximize their quality of life.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • CNS Vasculitis
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Transverse Myelitis
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Autoimmune Encephalopathy
  • Behcet Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lupus
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • CNS Vasculitis
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)
  • HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorder
  • HIV Myopathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myelitis
  • Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Transverse Myelitis
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Procedures I perform

  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Infusion Treatment
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Practice locations

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3304 Guilford Ave
Ste 487
Baltimore, MD, 21218


Fax 410-554-2179

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Fax 410-554-2179


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



Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry

Fellowship Program: University of Maryland Medical Center (2023)

Residency Program: Montefiore Medical Center (2021)

Medical School: Hofstra University (2017)

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  • Dec 11, 2023

    Dr. Harel seems to be a great doctor.

  • Nov 20, 2023

    Dr. Harel is a very compassionate, caring and knowledgeable physician.

  • Nov 15, 2023