MedStar Medical Group Washington ENT

We’re moving!

We’re excited to announce that we are relocating to MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre. Our 100,000 square-foot facility is just a few blocks away and provides you and your family access to more comprehensive and coordinated medical services, all in one convenient location.  To learn more, visit or click here to find a list of services available.

Effective Tuesday, August 10, we will have a new address and telephone number.

MedStar Medical Group ENT at MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre
1133 21st St., NW
Bldg. 2, 5th Fl.
Washington, DC 20036
P 202-416-2000

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Ear, Nose, and Throat Experts

Problems of the ear, nose, and throat are common medical conditions affecting people of all ages. Most of the time they can be well managed with standard medical therapies. However, when they persist, become more severe, or are of an undetermined origin, it may be time to seek the advice of an experienced otolaryngologist (head and neck surgeon).

Here at MedStar Medical Group Washington ENT, we specialize in treating patients with a variety of concerns, including ear and hearing, nasal/sinus, voice, sleep, and tumors of the throat, thyroid, and salivary glands. Our physicians are trained in the latest diagnostic techniques and use the most recent technology to provide you with the best medical and surgical care.

Plus, as part of MedStar Health, our patients benefit from an interdisciplinary approach to a wide range of otolaryngology (head and neck) conditions and diseases—many of which require the combined efforts of specialists in radiology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, oncology, audiology, neurosurgery, and speech pathology.

That means you’ll have access to the extraordinary resources of a nationally renowned health system—including 10 hospitals, hundreds of sites of service, thousands of MedStar specialists and other providers, the most advanced medical technologies, innovative treatments, the latest research, clinical trials, and much more.

Conditions We Treat

MedStar Medical Group Washington ENT offers a full array of adult ear, nose, and throat services, combining the latest advances in medical technology with individualized treatment plans to provide patients with care customized to their unique needs. This includes:

These are very common problems, and we have the experience and skill to help our patients with correct diagnosis, treatment, and management options including surgery if necessary.
We can evaluate and manage all ear problems including infections, hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, and ear wax. Audiology services are available on site.
Patients with everything from sore throat, tonsillitis, cough, trouble swallowing, and voice changes can be evaluated here. This also includes lumps and masses in the neck and throat. Dr. Picken specializes in thyroid, parathyroid, and head and neck tumors.
These symptoms can be anything from annoying to health threatening. Let us help you evaluate and treat them.

Meet Our Team

At MedStar Medical Group Washington ENT, we recognize that your choice of a provider is driven both by the doctor's expertise and personality. With ear, nose, and throat problems, you need an otolaryngologist supported by a team that is experienced, understanding, and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the members of our team every day.

 Catherine Picken, MD
Medical Director



Office Information:

Address: 2440 M Street, NW, Suite 620
Washington, DC 20037

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Appointments are scheduled 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone Number: 202-785-5000

You can schedule an appointment online or submit a Request an Appointment form and we will contact you with our next available appointment.

For new patients:
To help make your first visit to our practice as smooth as possible, please read the information on this web page. You can save some time by printing out and completing the new patient forms in advance of your appointment.

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MedStar Medical Group Washington ENT