Waddah Al-Refaie, MD| Sarcoma And Connective Tissue Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology | MedStar Health

Waddah Al-Refaie, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (285 reviews)

Specialities: Sarcoma And Connective Tissue Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology

Languages: Arabic, English

877-376-2418

About me

Dr. Al-Refaie is the founding Chief of Surgical Oncology. His areas of interest include surgical oncology, GI cancers, gastric cancer, gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), soft tissue sarcoma, malignant melanoma, pancreatic cancer, geriatric surgical oncology and surgical outcomes research. He is an active member of the following medical societies: Society of Surgical Oncology, Society of University Surgeons, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Association for Academic Surgeons, Western Surgical Association, American College of Surgeons (Fellow), American Pancreatic Association, The Society for Surgery of The Alimentary Tract and The Surgical Outcomes Club.

Recently, Dr. Al-Refaie was installed as the John S. Dillon Chair in Surgical Oncology at Georgetown University and he was honored with the first ever Gulf Cooperation Council Award of Excellence.

Research Areas

  • GI cancer surgery
  • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • Surgical outcomes
  • Patient safety and quality

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acral Lentiginous Melanoma
  • Adamantinoma
  • Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma
  • Anal Cancer
  • Angiosarcoma
  • Anorectal Cancer
  • Appendiceal Cancer
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Occlusion
  • Biliary Colic
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Bone Cyst
  • Bone Tumor
  • Brain Metastases
  • Breast Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Carcinoid Of Stomach
  • Carcinoid Tumor
  • Carcinoid Tumor Of Pancreas
  • Cardiac Sarcoma
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Composite Hemangioendothelioma
  • Cutaneous B Cell Lymphoma
  • Cutaneous Lymphoma
  • Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma
  • Cystadenoma Of Pancreas
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protruberans
  • Endovascular Papillary Angioendothelioma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Ewings Sarcoma
  • Family History Of Colon Cancer
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Fibrosarcoma Of The Head & Neck
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastric Lymphoma
  • Gastrin Secreting Tumor Of Pancreas
  • Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Stromal Tumors
  • Graft Versus Host Disease
  • Groin Mass
  • Head And Neck Melanoma
  • Head And Neck Sarcoma
  • Hemangioendothelioma
  • Hepatic Cyst
  • Hepatic Infarction
  • Hepatobiliary Malignancies
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Insulinoma
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Islet Cell Tumor
  • Kaposi Sarcoma
  • Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Liposarcoma
  • Liver Abscess
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Laceration
  • Liver Mass
  • Liver Metastases
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Colon
  • Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma (MFH)
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Pancreatic Duct
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Skin Appendages
  • Malignant Rectal Neoplasm
  • Malignant Tumor Of Extrahepatic Bile Duct
  • Mass On Trunk
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Of The Eyelid
  • Melanoma On Face
  • Melanoma On Finger
  • Melanoma On Hand
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Colon Cancer
  • Metastatic Melanoma
  • Myxofibrosarcoma
  • Neuroectodermal Tumor
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neurofibrosarcoma
  • Non Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Pancreas Head Cancer
  • Pancreas Tail Cancer
  • Pancreatic Mass
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Papillary Stenosis
  • Perforation Of Bile Duct
  • Perforation Of Gallbladder
  • Perianal Hematoma
  • Pleomorphic Sarcoma
  • Postcholecystectomy Syndrome (PCS)
  • Pseudocyst
  • Pseudomyxoma Peritonei
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Carcinoma In Situ
  • Recurrent Colorectal Cancer
  • Retiform Hemangioendothelioma
  • Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma
  • Retroperitoneal Sarcoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Sarcoma Botryoides
  • Sarcoma Of The Lung
  • Sezary Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Spindle Cell Hemangioma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Skin
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stromal Tumor Of Intestine
  • Sweat Gland Carcinoma
  • Synovial Sarcoma
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer
  • Tufted Angioma
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Procedures I perform

  • Anastomosis Of Pancreatic Duct
  • Bile Duct Biopsy
  • Bile Duct Repair
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Cancer Risk Reduction Surgery
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Cholecystenterostomy
  • Cholecystogastrostomy
  • Choledochoenterostomy
  • Choledochoplasty
  • Closure Of Biliary Fistula
  • Common Duct Exploration
  • Cytoreduction Surgery
  • Destruction Of Liver Lesions
  • Excision Of Ampulla Of Vater
  • Excision Of Choledochal Cyst
  • Excision Of Pancreatic Lesions
  • Extracorporeal Circulation For Hepatic Assistance
  • Internal Drainage Of Pancreatic Cyst
  • Intestinal Cancer Surgery
  • Intraperitoneal Hyperthermic Chemoperfusion
  • Islet Cell Tumor Resection
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
  • Laparoscopic Resection Head Of Pancreas
  • Laparoscopic Whipple Procedure
  • Limb Sparing Surgery
  • Localized Perfusion Of Liver
  • Lymph Node Dissection
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Lymph Node Dissection
  • Oncologic Reconstruction
  • Open Biopsy Of Pancreas
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Pancreatic Debridement
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Pancreaticojejunostomy
  • Proximal Pancreatectomy
  • Radical Subtotal Pancreatectomy
  • Repair Of Laceration Of Gallbladder
  • Repair Of Liver Laceration
  • Repair Of Pancreas
  • Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Resection
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Staging Laparotomy
  • Stomach Tumor Surgery
  • Surgical Management Of Advanced Hepato Biliary Cancer
  • Transduodenal Sphincterotomy
  • Transhepatic Biliary Catheter
  • Transhepatic Biliary Stent Placement
  • Transhepatic Biliary Stone Removal
  • Transhepatic Biliary Stricture Dilation
  • Whipple Procedure
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 4th Fl
Washington, DC, 20007

202-295-0560

Fax 877-376-2418

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6862 Elm Street
Suite 800B
McLean, VA, 22101

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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

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Fellowship Program: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (2006)

Residency Program: University of California San Diego (2004)

Internship Program: Premier Medical Associates (1998)

Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (1997)

Graduate Education: University of Minnesota Medical School ()

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Jul 28, 2021

    Doctor was excellent in his concern and discussion of treatment

  • Jul 14, 2021

    Dr Al-Refaie asked for our input and shared info in layman's terms related to our need for a 2nd opinion.

  • May 12, 2021

    Took time to review & explain medical scans/images. Fully explained in layman terms & medical the diagnosis and proposed treatment.