Dr. Monique Kamaria Chheda, MD

Dr. Monique Kamaria Chheda, MD

Dr. Monique Kamaria Chheda, MD

Languages: English
Phone: 301-951-2400
Fax: 877-285-1490

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Specialties
  • Dermatology
Conditions I Treat
  • acne
  • actinic keratosis (ak)
  • allergic contact dermatitis
  • alopecia
  • alopecia areata
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Procedures I Perform
  • destruction of benign skin lesions
  • destruction of premalignant skin lesions
  • isotretinoin
  • mole check
  • pulsed dye laser
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About the Provider

Monique Chheda, MD, is a board-certified general medical dermatologist at MedStar Health. Dr. Chheda sees patients of all age groups and specializes in treating skin of color. Her specific clinical interests include hair loss, acne/acne scarring, hidradenitis suppurativa, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis (eczema).

Dr. Chheda utilizes a wide range of therapeutic modalities, including biologic therapies, phototherapy (light therapy), laser, and other types of cosmetic therapies. She is trained in the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for hair loss and microneedling for acne scarring and skin rejuvenation. Dr. Chheda has a special interest in the use of lasers for cosmetic and medical purposes, particularly in skin of color.

Dr. Chheda is passionate about providing high-quality dermatologic care to her patients. She is dedicated to providing vanguard treatments, including PRP for hair loss, microneedling for acne scarring, and various laser modalities to treat a wide range of dermatologic conditions. She hopes to implement these therapies at MedStar Health in the near future.

During her residency training in the inner city of Chicago, she regularly saw patients of various skin types and conducted research at the Northwestern Department of Dermatology Ethnic Skin Care Center. Prior to joining MedStar Washington Hospital Center, she was in private practice at a center that also specialized in skin of color.

Dr. Chheda received her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, where she graduated with honors and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She then completed a three-year specialty residency training in dermatology at the University of Chicago, where she served as Chief Resident and participated in research projects pertaining to skin of color, psoriasis, and the use of lasers in hidradenitis suppurativa. She is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, where she also serves on the Young Physicians Committee.

Philosophy of Care

“My philosophy of care is to treat the entire patient, not only their condition. When creating a treatment plan, I take into consideration a patient’s lifestyle, limitations, skin and hair care practices, and co-morbidities to create a treatment plan that targets their specific needs.

“I take pride in educating my patients on their condition, all the possibilities for treatment, and their associated risks/benefits, in order to help them make informed decisions about their own healthcare.

“There is nothing more rewarding than being able to improve a patient’s quality of life in terms of their skin disease.”

Education
  • Residency Program: University of Chicago (2014)
  • Internship Program: MacNeal Memorial Hospital (2011)
  • Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago (2010)
Insurance
    MedStar Health Providers participate with a wide range of health insurance products. We accept self-pay patients and the insurances plans listed below. This list is not comprehensive, it is updated periodically and is subject to change. If you do not see your health insurance plan or product listed, or if you have any questions regarding MedStar Health’s participation with your health plan, please contact your health plan to verify participation with our providers.

    Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.
Practice Locations
Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital