About

Javairiah Fatima, MD, an Assistant Professor of Surgery, serves as the Co-Director of the Complex Aortic Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Site Director of the MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. She also serves as the co-editor of the thoracic section of the Endovascular Today Journal. As a vascular surgeon, Dr. Fatima performs the whole spectrum of vascular surgery– both open and endovascular procedures including treatment of mesenteric disease, peripheral vascular disease, and carotid disease, among others. She specializes in open and endovascular aortic surgeries, aortic dissections, and fenestrated aortic aneurysm repair surgery (FEVAR).

Dr. Fatima is one of a handful vascular surgeons nationally, and the only female vascular surgeon to have an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) to study fenestrated endovascular repair of complex aneurysms of thoracoabdominal aorta including aneurysms secondary to aortic dissection. Dr. Fatima believes in working across specialties to provide care to a patient, but also believes in the necessity of research and education to providing quality patient care. Since focusing her attention on branch graft technology and learning the FEVAR procedure during her fellowship, Dr. Fatima has been the principal investigator on several studies related to branch graft and fenestrated technology and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.

Philosophy of Care
“I’m always available. I’m always approachable. In vascular surgery we form life-long relationships with our patients and in order to provide them the best care possible, I believe collaborative, multidisciplinary team-approach is essential and crucial to success.”

Credentials

Board Certification
  • American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
Education
  • Fellowship Program: Cleveland Clinic Hospital
  • Medical School: Aga Khan University
  • Residency Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Insurance

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