Dr. Rocco Anthony Armonda, MD

Dr. Rocco Anthony Armonda, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (202) 444-7333

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  • Neurosurgery
Conditions I Treat
  • acoustic neuroma
  • acromegaly
  • aneurysm
  • arteriovenous malformation
  • berry aneurysm
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About the Provider

Rocco A. Armonda, MD, is director of Neuroendovascular Surgery for MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, surgical co-director for the Neuro Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Washington, and associate professor and director of Neurosurgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS).

Dr. Armonda graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986 and from USUHS in 1990, with academic honors. His surgical internship and neurosurgery residency were completed at Walter Reed Army MEDCEN. He was selected for a fellowship in Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventional Neuroradiology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadephia from 1997-99. He recently joined MedStar Health after a 31-year military career in which he was awarded the Bronze Star for service, the Army Medical Proficiency 'A' Designator for excellence in both clinical and academic medicine in 2009, and the Young Neurosurgeon's Award in 2005 from the AANS.

He focuses on the areas of cerebrovascular disease, neurotrauma, and neurocritical care. He has advanced the use of multi-modal monitoring in the military and treatment techniques to patients with neurotrauma and stroke with both invasive and non-invasive monitoring. His seminal work includes the detection and treatment of traumatic cerebral vasospasm, traumatic pseudoaneurysms, decompressive craniotomy for wartime trauma, cranial-facial post-traumatic reconstruction, multimodal AVM treatments, and the design and deployment of the advanced neurointerventional operating room.

His research efforts include clinical studies on the long-term outcomes of wartime post-hemicraniectomy patients, nanotechnology designed biologically active stents for neurovascular disease, non-invasive monitoring of cerebral blood flow, the neurovascular effects of blast injuries, and neurosurgical surgical simulators for hemicraniectomy training modules.

  • Fellowship Program: Thomas Jefferson University (1999)
  • Residency Program: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (1997)
  • Internship Program: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (1991)
  • Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (1990)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery
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Practice Locations
  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    East Building Gamma Knife Suite Room G109
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: (202) 877-5111
    Fax: (202) 877-5551

  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 7th Fl Neurosurgery
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: 301-856-2323
    Fax: 855-385-5335

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital