Tareq M Massimi, MD, is a board-certified vascular surgeon, board-certified general surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery at Georgetown University. As a vascular specialist, he uses medical therapies as well as minimally invasive endovascular or surgical therapies to improve the quality of life of each patient. His main clinical and research interests include aortic dissections and limb salvage procedures.
Dr. Massimi received his medical degree from the University of Jordan and completed his internship program at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. He then went on to complete his residency program at the University of Massachusetts, Berkshire Medical Center and his fellowship program at Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Dr. Massimi focuses on providing personalized care that results in the most efficient treatment and recovery plan for his patients. In order to decrease the impact of surgery, Dr. Massimi seeks the least invasive treatment options that will deliver the best results, allowing his patients to return to their normal activities as quickly as possible.
In the field of vascular surgery, there are new technologies available every day. Dr. Massimi is an advocate for providing the most recent, top technological treatment options to the largest number of patients possible within the D.C. metropolitan area. As part of MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, Dr. Massimi and his team can successfully treat all aspects of vascular disease, ranging from the simplest to the most complex and emergent cases.
"My one and only priority is improving the health-related quality of life for my patients. When a cure is not possible, I strive to make my patients feel the best they can so they can retain as much comfort as possible within their daily routine.
From a young age, I have wanted the ability to improve people's lives through healthcare, and more specifically, surgery. My technical work in vascular surgery drives my enthusiasm for attention to detail. It's an incredible privilege to be part of someone's healing journey, and nothing makes me happier than accompanying them through this process."