Dr. Abdullah A. Alfawaz, MD

Dr. Abdullah A. Alfawaz, MD

Dr. Abdullah A. Alfawaz, MD

Languages: English, Arabic
Fax: (202) 877-0456

Contact this Provider:

  • Vascular Surgery
Conditions I Treat
  • abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • abdominal aortic ectasia
  • acquired arteriovenous aneurysm
  • aneurysm
  • aneurysm of artery of neck
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Procedures I Perform
  • abdominal aneurysm repair
  • abdominal aorta aneurysm repair
  • abdominal aorta pta
  • angiography
  • aortic angioplasty
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About the Provider

Abdullah Alfawaz, M.D., is a board-certified vascular surgeon and a teaching faculty member at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He is a member of multiple professional societies including the Society for Vascular Surgery, American College of Surgeons, and he is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. He treats all aspects of arterial and venous diseases including all diseases of the aorta, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease, deep venous disease, and dialysis access requirements. He utilizes all methods of treatments like open surgical techniques, endovascular techniques, catheter-based interventions (including stents and balloons), complex vessel repair, as well as a combination of all the above. He focuses specifically on treating the patient, and making sure they have excellent longitudinal care after treatment.

Dr. Alfawaz’s main professional goals involve his clinical service to the community, education of the next generation of doctors, and advancing the future of healthcare with research and innovation. He is dedicated to teaching residents and fellows while also working to improve the field of vascular surgery for his patients through his research. His main research interests include the various diseases of the aorta (aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections) as well as new techniques for treating peripheral artery disease and cerebrovascular (Carotid and Vertebral artery) disease. At MedStar, he is specifically interested and involved in minimally invasive procedures to treat aortic diseases using advanced endovascular techniques.

Dr. Alfawaz received his medical degree with honors from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, after which he completed an internship in general surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation / Lerner College of Medicine in Ohio, followed by a General Surgery residency at the University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital. After finishing residency and receiving the JJ Karmacharya Clinical and Academic Excellence Award for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, he went on to pursue a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Georgetown University and Medstar Washington Hospital Center.
Philosophy of Care
“In vascular surgery, there is no black or white-- it is a continuum of care, a spectrum of disease. I like to sit down with my patients and understand what their priorities and their goals of therapy are, and how their condition or treatment is impacting their quality of life. We then create a personalized care plan that works for them, which creates the highest satisfaction for the patient and everyone involved in their care.”

  • Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2019)
  • Residency Program: Jackson Memorial Hospital (2017)
  • Residency Program: Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2013)
  • Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2011)
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