Dr. Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM

Dr. Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM

Languages: English, Arabic
Phone: 202-877-6640
Fax: 202-444-0300

Contact this Provider:

  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatry
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormalities of feet
  • accessory navicular
  • achilles tendon injuries
  • achilles tendonitis
  • achilles tendonosis
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Procedures I Perform
  • arthroscopy
  • biopsy of toenail
  • bone grafting
  • bone morphogenetic protein (bmp)
  • bone surgery
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About the Provider

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."

  • Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2017)
  • Residency Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2016)
  • Medical School: Cairo University Faculty of Medicine (2002)
Potential Future Applications for Negative Pressure Wound Therapy and Installation Devices
Falola RA, Ward CM, Kim MJ, Elmarsafi T, Steinberg JS, Evans KK, Attinger CE, Kim PJ. Surg Technol Int. 2016 Dec 16;30 pii:sti30/761

Long-Term Outcomes of Permanent Cement Spacers in the Infected Foot
Elmarsafi T, Oliver NG, Steinberg JS, Evans KK, Attinger CE, Kim PJ.
J Foot Ankle Surg. 2017 Jan 6. pii: S1067-2516(16)30381-7. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2016.10.022

Effect of Semi-quantitative Culture Results from Complex Host Surgical Wounds on Dehiscence Rates
Elmarsafi T, Garwood CS, Steinberg JS, Evans KK, Attinger CE, Kim PJ.
Wound Repair Regen. Jan 
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Practice Locations
  • 106 Irving Street Northwest
    Suite 3400
    Washington, DC 20010
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  • 6858 Old Dominion Drive
    Mc Lean, VA 22101
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  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    Suite NW
    Washington, DC 20010
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  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Bles Bldg
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: 202-444-9686
    Fax: 202-444-0300

  • 106 Irving Street Northwest
    Suite NW
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: (202) 877-6640

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Resident Teaching Award, Resident Research Award, Resident Limb Salvage Award, APHA Podiatric Health Student Leadership Award September 2012