Dr. Filipa Lynce, MD

Dr. Filipa Lynce, MD

Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Fax: (202) 444-1229

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Specialties
  • Breast Medical Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal mammogram
  • atypical ductal hyperplasia
  • brca
  • breast cancer
  • breast cancer follow up
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Procedures I Perform
  • breast cancer chemotherapy
  • chemoradiation
  • herceptin
  • lymphedema therapy
  • mammogram
About the Provider

I am a medical oncologist with expertise in caring for patients with breast cancer. I obtained my medical degree at Universidade Nova de Lisboa in my home country, Portugal. After that, I moved to the U.S. to continue my training, and I completed my residency and fellowship in Washington D.C., at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. My primary clinical and research interest is in novel therapies and clinical trials for breast cancer, triple negative breast cancer, health disparities, and cancer genetics.

During my training, I developed a clinical trial to evaluate the cardiac safety of HER2 targeted therapies in patients with mildly reduced cardiac function for which I received a Young Investigator Award from the Conquer Cancer Foundation/Breast Cancer Research Foundation. My other projects have focused on studying deleterious BRCA1/2 mutations in African American women who underwent genetic testing for hereditary breast-ovarian cancer and the cardiac toxicity of anthracyclines in women with BRCA1/2 mutations. I am optimist about the future of patients diagnosed with breast cancer as we learn more about the different subtypes of the disease and new drugs with meaningful impact in our patients lives become available.

Education
  • Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2014)
  • Residency Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2011)
  • Medical School: Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa (2004)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Awards

2013 - Young Investigator Award Conquer Cancer Foundation/American Society of Clinical Oncology 2013 - Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Achievement Award 2011 - Best Resident, Peer Recognition Award, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/MedStar Washington Hospital Center Internal Medicine Residency Program 2009 - Best Intern 2008-2009, Peer Recognition Award, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/MedStar Washington Hospital Center Internal Medicine Residency Program

Insurance
    MedStar Health Providers participate with a wide range of health insurance products. We accept self-pay patients and the insurances plans listed below. This list is not comprehensive, it is updated periodically and is subject to change. If you do not see your health insurance plan or product listed, or if you have any questions regarding MedStar Health’s participation with your health plan, please contact your health plan to verify participation with our providers.

    Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.


Practice Locations
  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: (202) 444-2223
    Fax: (202) 444-1229

  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    Floor 2
    Washington, DC 20010
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Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital