Dr. Ira D. Shocket, MD

Dr. Ira D. Shocket, MD

Dr. Ira D. Shocket, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (202) 877-3062

Contact this Provider:

  • Gastroenterology
Conditions I Treat
  • abdominal bloating
  • abdominal distention
  • abdominal pain
  • abnormal amylase blood test
  • abnormal bowel movement
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Procedures I Perform
  • bravo ph test
  • colon polypectomy
  • colonoscopy
  • esophagogastroduodenoscopy (egd)
  • feeding tube management
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About the Provider

As Chief of Gastroenterology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Shocket leads the division and its team of GI specialists who provide the latest and most advanced care available in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Dr. Shocket is one of the best gastroenterologists in the region and has been recognized consistently for his work for over two decades. He currently is listed as a Top Doctor in WashingtonianConsumer CheckbookUS News and World Report, and Best Doctors in America.

His clinical expertise involves colon cancer screening and inflammatory bowel disease. 

Committed to his specialty and community, Dr. Shocket is a Board member of the District of Columbia chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation and the principal investigator of the Colon Cancer Prevention in the Neighborhood, a community-based colon cancer screening project in Ward 5.  

In addition to spending time with his family, Dr. Shocket enjoys playing tennis. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American College of Physicians, American Gastroenterological Association, and Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

Dr. Shocket is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Primary Care and Gastroenterology. He completed his residency and fellowship training at Boston University School of Medicine in the late 1980s. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1984.

  • Fellowship Program: Boston University School of Medicine (1989)
  • Residency Program: Boston University Medical Center (1987)
  • Internship Program: Boston University Medical Center (1985)
  • Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine (1984)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
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Practice Locations
  • 5530 Wisconsin Avenue
    Suite 500
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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    Phone: 202-877-7108
    Fax: 202-877-3062

  • 106 Irving Street Northwest
    POB Ste 205 South Tower
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: 202-877-5822
    Fax: 202-877-3062

  • 5454 Wisconsin Avenue
    Suite 1100
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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    Phone: 301-215-9420
    Fax: 301-215-4470

  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    Room 1A-50B
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: 202-877-7108
    Fax: 202-877-3062

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital