Yasar A. Torres Yaghi, MD| Neurology | MedStar Health

Yasar A. Torres Yaghi, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (932 reviews)

Specialties: Neurology

Languages: Spanish, English

410-354-4565

About me

Following a neuro-restoration research fellowship at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, neurologist Yasar Torres-Yaghi, MD, has joined the staff as director of the Parkinsonism and Dementia Clinic. Dr. Torres-Yaghi is also spearheading an initiative to care for the growing population of aging patients with neurodegenerative conditions
characterized by overlapping features of both cognitive impairment and Parkinson’s disease.

Dr. Torres-Yaghi’s credentials include:
Medical Degree: George Washington University
Internship: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
Residency: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Fellowship: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Neuro-restoration research
(Movement disorders, dementia)

Dr. Torres-Yaghi’s areas of expertise include:

  • Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • Multiple-System Atrophy
  • Frontal Temporal Lobe Dementia

Clinical areas of focus

  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Ataxia
  • Botulinum Toxin For Movement Disorders
  • Chorea
  • Clumsiness
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Depression
  • Disturbance Of Attention
  • Dyskinesia
  • Dystonia
  • Falls
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Irritability
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Memory Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Spasms
  • Spasticity
  • Tremor
  • Twitching
  • Unsteady Gait
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Reflexes
  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Ataxia
  • Behcet Syndrome
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Central Nervous System Lupus
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Cerebellar Disease
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Cervical Plexopathy
  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
  • Chorea
  • Clumsiness
  • CNS Vasculitis
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Nerve Injury
  • Dejerine Sottas Disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetic Lumbosacral Radiculoplexus Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disturbance Of Attention
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Dyskinesia
  • Dystonia
  • Encephalopathies
  • Epilepsy
  • Facial Droop
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facial Pain
  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
  • Falls
  • Femoral Neuropathy
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)
  • Headache
  • HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorder
  • HIV Myopathy
  • Horner Syndrome
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Inclusion Body Myopathy
  • Irritability
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Lacunar Stroke
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Lip Droop
  • Lobar Atrophy Of Brain
  • Medication Overuse Headache
  • Memory Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Movement Diseases And Disorders
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelitis
  • Myoclonic Epilepsy With Ragged Red Fibers
  • Nerve Root Disorder
  • Nervous System Disorders
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)
  • Neuropathy
  • Non Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Paramyotonia Congenita
  • Paraplegia
  • Paresthesia
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Periodic Paralysis
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Periventricular Leukomalacia
  • Plexopathy
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Primary Cerebellar Degeneration
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Quadriplegia
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Sensory Neuronopathy
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Spasms
  • Spasticity
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Degeneration
  • Spinocerebellar Diseases
  • Statin Myopathy
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tetraplegia
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tinnitus
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Twitching
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Vertigo
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Impairment
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Procedures I perform

  • Angiography
  • Avm Embolization
  • Botox For Dystonia
  • Botox For Hemifacial Spasm
  • Botox For Spasticity
  • Botulinum Toxin For Movement Disorders
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Evaluation (EMU)
  • Headache Therapy
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Infusion Treatment
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 7th Fl Dept Neurology
Washington, DC, 20007

703-852-8588

Fax 410-354-4565

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1420 Beverly Road
Suite 300
McLean, VA, 22101

703-852-8588

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Insurance

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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2015)

Internship/Residency: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (2012)

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine (2011)

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Dec 27, 2023

    Dr. Yaghi is an excellent physician, very professional

  • Dec 20, 2023

    Dr Yaghi is great

  • Dec 19, 2023

    There are few doctors who are as good as Dr Yaghi