Dr. Robert Emmett Minahan, Jr., MD

Dr. Robert Emmett Minahan, Jr., MD

Dr. Robert Emmett Minahan, Jr., MD

Languages: English
Fax: (202) 444-2670

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Specialties
  • Neurology
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal reflexes
  • acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • alzheimer's disease
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • arm weakness
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Procedures I Perform
  • angiography
  • avm embolization
  • botox for dystonia
  • botox for hemifacial spasm
  • botox for spasticity
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About the Provider

Board certified in both neurophysiology and neurology, Dr. Minahan currently serves as co-director of Intraoperative Monitoring at MedStar Georgetown where he is also a clinical professor in the Department of Neurology. His special areas of interest include intraoperative neuromonitoring, electromyography, and neuromuscular disease.
With nearly twenty years of clinical experience, Dr. Minahan specializes in neuromonitoring, a real-time focus on patients undergoing surgery for a range conditions including spinal and lumbar disease, brain tumors, cerebral aneurysms, and carotid stenosis. Dr. Minahan works in the operating room watching for potential nervous system injury during surgery and offers ongoing communication to the surgeon and anesthesiologist to prevent permanent damage to the brain, spine and peripheral nerves.
Well-known in his subspecialty, Dr. Minahan is an active member of multiple professional societies, serving in several leadership positions. He is widely published in peer-reviewed clinical journals and has authored numerous book chapters. Dr. Minahan was trained as a resident and fellow at Johns Hopkins University following internships at Duke University Medical Center after earning his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine.
Note: Dr. Minahan only sees inpatients.
Publications
Felbaum D, Zhao DY, Nayar VV, Kalhorn CG, McGrail KM, Mandie AS, Minahan RE "Real-Time Evaluation of the Anterior Choroidal Artery Patency During Aneurysm Clipping" Cureus 8(2): e495.
Nuwer MR, Emerson RG, Galloway G, Legatt AD, Lopez J, Minahan R, Yamada T. Goodin DS, Armon C, Chaudhry V, Gronseth GS, Harden CL. "Evidence-based guideline update: Intraoperative Spinal Monitoring with Somatosenory and Transcranial Electrical Motor Evoked Potentials" J Clin Neurophysiol.2012 Feb; 29(1):101-8.
Nuwer MR, Emerson RG, Galloway G, Legatt AD, Lopez J, Minahan R, Yamada T. Goodin DS, Armon C, Chaudhry V, Gronseth GS, Harden CL; Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology; American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. "Evidence-based guideline update: Intraoperative Spinal Monitoring with Somatosenory and Transcranial Electrical Motor Evoked Potentials: Report of the Therapeutic and Technology Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society." Neurology. 2012 Feb 21 78 (8); 585-9.
Robert E. Minahan, MD and Allen Mandir MD PhD; "Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring of Trigeminal and Facial Nerves" J Clin Neurophysiol. 2011 Dec; 28 (6): 551-65.
Robert E. Minahan, MD and Allen Mandir MD PhD; Letter to the Editor re "False-negative transcranial motor-evoked potentials during scoliosis surgery causing paralysis" by Modi et al. Spine; 2010; 35 (6): 720-721.

Education
  • Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1997)
  • Residency Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1996)
  • Internship Program: Duke University Medical Center (1993)
  • Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine (1992)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
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
  • 18101 Prince Philip Drive
    Suite 101
    Olney, MD 20832
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    Phone: 202-444-2198
    Fax: 202-444-6402

  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Pasquerilla Healthcare Center
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: 202-444-8525
    Fax: 877-245-1499

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