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

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

4.8 out of 5 (308 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
  • Benign Neoplasm Bone
  • Bile Duct Occlusion
  • Biliary Colic
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Bone Cyst
  • Bone Sarcoma
  • 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
  • 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
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • 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
  • Pancreatic Debridement
  • Pancreaticojejunostomy
  • Proximal Pancreatectomy
  • Radical Subtotal Pancreatectomy
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • 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

202-295-0560

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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 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)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • 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 Compass (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • 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 Medicare Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare Standard
    • 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 Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic 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 USAccess (POS)
    • 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 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 knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Sep 7, 2022

    Excellent, knowledgeable and kind surgeon.

  • Aug 22, 2022

    Dr. Al-Refaie is top-notch - period.

  • Aug 8, 2022

    Doctors seem to care about the health of the patient. Didn't rush through the visit. Have a caring spirit.