Thomas P Stringer, MD| Dermatology | MedStar Health

Thomas P Stringer, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (562 reviews)

Specialties: Dermatology

Languages: English


About me

Thomas Stringer, MD, MS, is a board-certified dermatologist in the MedStar Health Department of Dermatology and an assistant professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He practices at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and the MedStar Health Medical Center at Chevy Chase.

In addition to common issues like skin checks, acne, psoriasis, and eczema, Dr. Stringer specializes in the evaluation, triage, and management of the full spectrum of dermatologic issues, including the many rashes, growths, or infections that may occur in the skin.

His clinical interests include complex medical dermatology as well as the close evaluation and management of nail disorders. These latter conditions may include brittleness, infection, psoriasis, and benign or malignant tumors of the nail unit. To better evaluate these problems, Dr. Stringer may perform procedures such as nail clippings or biopsies.

Dr. Stringer’s treatment methods include prescription topical medications, compounded agents formulated in specialty pharmacies, systemic oral immunosuppressives, and injectable biologic therapies. He also performs surgical excisions to remove troublesome benign or malignant skin growths.

Dr. Stringer received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and also completed a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation. He received the Department of Dermatology’s Marion B. Sulzberger Award for Excellence in Dermatology for his research. He then completed his internal medicine internship at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and a three-year dermatology residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Hospital.

Having spent much of his medical career in New York City, Dr. Stringer had the privilege of caring for a patient population with diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. He’s passionate about bringing this experience to the Washington, DC area, where he can again serve an international patient population from all walks of life. Dr. Stringer also maintains a research interest in the impact of the changing climate on dermatologic disease.

Philosophy of care

“For me, the care of the patient comes first. The healthcare system can be difficult to navigate at the best of times, and I try to help my patients get the care they need in the most direct way possible. I pride myself on being thorough and persistent in working on my patients’ behalf so they can obtain a diagnosis and get the treatment that will work best for them.

“I feel professionally satisfied when my patients say they left their visits feeling that I have addressed all of their concerns and that they have a committed advocate in me.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Hair Diseases
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Examination
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Wart Removal
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acne
  • Atypical Mole
  • Bullous Disease
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma
  • Cutaneous Vasculitis
  • Dandruff
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Dysplastic Nevus
  • Eczema
  • Erythema Nodosum
  • Folliculitis
  • Granuloma Annulare
  • Hair Diseases
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  • Impetigo
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Lentigo
  • Lichen Nitidus
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Melanoma
  • Mucinosis
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Necrobiosis Lipoidica
  • Neurofibroma
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 1
  • Nevus
  • Non Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Onychomycosis
  • Panniculitis
  • Paronychia
  • Perioral Dermatitis
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy
  • Polymorphous Light Eruption
  • Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
  • Pseudofolliculitis Barbae
  • Psoriasis
  • Pyogenic Granuloma
  • Rash
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Scalp Psoriasis
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Tag
  • Squamous Carcinoma In Situ
  • Staphylococcus Infections
  • Stasis Dermatitis
  • Tinea Capitis
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Xanthoma
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Procedures I perform

  • Cryotherapy For Skin Lesions
  • Dermatologic Immunopathology
  • Dermoscopy
  • Destruction Of Benign Skin Lesions
  • Destruction Of Premalignant Skin Lesions
  • Isotretinoin
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Check
  • Mole Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Wart Removal
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Practice locations

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5530 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 730
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815


Fax 301-951-2401

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106 Irving Street Northwest
POB 410S
Washington, DC, 20010


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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
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • United Choice
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthcare Alliance
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Aetna HMO
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • Cigna EPO
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • I-SNP
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Amerigroup DC Alliance
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • United Navigate
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • United Student Resources
    • United Golden Rule
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Tricare East Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Tricare for Life East
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • D-SNP)
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Carefirst EPO
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthy Families
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • United Choice Plus
    • Virginia Premier
    • Amerigroup DC Healthy Families
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Kaiser Select
    • United Optimum Choice
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan 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: Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College (2022)

Medical School: New York University Counseling and Wellness Services (2018)

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  • Feb 20, 2024

    Outstanding medical care provided by Dr. Stringer!

  • Feb 20, 2024

    Excellent experience -- took the time to answer all my questions and gave me great advice and treatment

  • Feb 14, 2024

    Very good experience