About

Christopher E. Attinger, MD, is board certified plastic surgeon, located at our MedStar Georgetown University Hospital location. Dr. Attinger is Director of the Center for Wound Healing and Professor for our MedStar Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Department.

His experience during his two tours of duty in the Vietnam War led Dr. Attinger to his career in medicine. The complexity and challenges of healing wounds while preserving function is the key to his continued focus within reconstructive surgery and wound care.

As a wound care specialist and surgeon, he focuses on using limb-saving techniques and amputation to give patients the ability to take full advantage of their physical capabilities.

He leads a team that specializes in preventing and treating lower extremity complications caused by Diabetes. The team includes Vascular, Plastic, Podiatric and Orthopedic Surgeons, as well as Prosthetitists, Hyperbarists, Hospitalists and Infectious Disease specialists, who provide seamless care and expertise that is tailored to return patients to their optimal function.

Read details about Dr. Attinger’s background and accomplishments.

Credentials

Board Certification
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Education
  • Fellowship Program: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Medical School: Yale University
  • Internship Program: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Residency Program: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Residency Program: New York Downtown Hospital

Insurance

  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - OneNet PPO, Inc.
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
  • PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS, INC. (PHCS) - Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
  • CAREFIRST - Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - M.D. IPA (HMO)
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: POS Plus
  • AETNA - Open POS II
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
  • AETNA - Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
  • AETNA - Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
  • AETNA - Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA Indemnity
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
  • AETNA - Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
  • TRICARE - Tricare Prime
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Student Resources
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: Indemnity
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Choice Plus
  • FIRST HEALTH (NOW COVENTRY) - FIRST HEALTH
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
  • TRICARE - Tricare Standard
  • MEDSTAR MEDICARE CHOICE - MedStar Medicare Choice
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: PPO
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
  • AETNA - Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
  • CAREFIRST - HealthyBlue PPO
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA POS/Network POS
  • TRICARE - Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
  • AETNA - Open EPO Plus
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - POS OA & OA Plus
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - Choice Fund PPO
  • TRICARE - Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
  • AETNA - Aetna USAccess (POS)
  • AETNA - Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • MEDSTAR FAMILY CHOICE - MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - First Health PPO
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • MEDSTAR SELECT - MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)