About

Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, is a Podiatric Surgeon for MedStar Health, with practices at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and MedStar Health at Mitchellville. Dr. Elmarsafi is a highly trained, specialized foot and ankle surgeon who is devoted and passionate about making each patient’s step less painful, and more enjoyable.

Dr. Elmarsafi completed his specialty of podiatric medicine at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, along with his additional medical education background from Boston University School of Medicine, and Cairo University Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Elmarsafi later completed his residency at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and fellowship in Diabetic Limb Salvage at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

Dr. Elmarsafi’s practice is largely focused in Diabetic Limb Salvage, the treatment of complex wound and ulcers of the foot and lower leg, and sports related injuries that include deformities of the foot and ankle.

Dr. Elmarsafi is also a member to these highly skilled associations:

  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement at MedStar Health
  • American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Specialists (ACFAS)
  • American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)

Dr. Elmarsafi respectfully helps his patients by correcting their original problem from recurring and ensures them of informational techniques in the maintenance of good foot health.


Dr. Elmarsafi’s Philosophy of Care:

I try to see beyond the patient, but to factor in all aspects of my patient’s’ life and life challenges. What I do is all about mobility and my philosophy is that to give my patients’ the best opportunity for long term success, everything about them becomes important.”

Credentials

Education
  • Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Medical School: Cairo University Faculty of Medicine
  • Residency Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Insurance

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