Dr. Michael Atkins, MD

Dr. Michael Atkins, MD

Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Michael Atkins, MD is an oncology specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in oncology, medical oncology, and more.Read his story

3800 Reservoir Rd NW

Washington, DC 20007

Contact Information

(202) 444-2223

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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very high
more than 95% of peers
more than 68% of peers
Skin Cancer
more than 60% of peers

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Dr. Atkins' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Atkins "Michael Atkins, MD is Deputy Director of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the School Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Medical Oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is an internationally recognized expert in the management of patients with high risk and metastatic melanoma. Dr. Atkins directs the Melanoma Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and leads the Melanoma Research Program within the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Network, which has multiple active cutting edge clinical trials underway for patients with advanced melanoma. He is also a world expert in treatment of patients with advanced kidney cancer having led the Kidney Cancer Program at the Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center from 2002–2012 and one of the leading authorities in cancer immunotherapy having been a founding member of the Cytokine Working Group and past President of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer. Dr. Atkins previously led the Cutaneous Oncology Program at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Melanoma Research Program at the Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center, both in Boston. He edits the Melanoma Section for Uptodate and is Co-editor of the 5th Edition of the Cutaneous Melanoma textbook. Dr. Atkins is also the author and/or edits the melanoma, kidney cancer and immunotherapy chapters for Uptodate the CDROM based medical textbook. He serves on the Board of the Directors of the Melanoma Research Foundation, is a Member of the Nominating Committee for the American Society of Clinical Oncology and is a past President of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer."
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3  Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research
  • Medical Oncology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

17  Conditions Treated

7  Procedures

  • Cancer Treatment
  • Immunotherapy
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Minimally Invasive Melanoma Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Skin Cancer Tumor Treatment

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  • Tufts University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • New England Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • New England Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • New England Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Harvard Medical School
    Other Education | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Atkins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Atkins' Reviews

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2 total reviews (1 has a comment)

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Dr. Atkins' Performance

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Atkins is an expert in the fight against cancer through immunotherapy. He is caring and dedicated. I have complete confidence in his treatment of my Stage IV Melanoma. I highly recommend him. Stage IV Melanoma, currently No Evidence of Active Disease
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