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Dr. Sam Moghtaderi, MD

Hand Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon, Elbow Surgeon

Washington, DC

About Dr. Sam Moghtaderi

Dr. Moghtaderi is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty certification in the surgery of the hand. He specializes in treating problems of the hand, wrist, and elbow, both with and without surgery. This includes fractures, trauma, sports injuries, ligament tears, as well as common hand conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, and tendinitis. Dr. Moghtaderi also has a special interest in medical informatics and the use of information technology to improve clinical practice and patient care. He is a graduate of Yale College and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he also completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery. He completed fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Prior to joining the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, Dr. Moghtaderi was Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an Attending Physician at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Moghtaderi is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the District of Columbia Society for Surgery of the Hand.

In-network insurances

  • AdvantageMD
  • Adventist Health
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Hand Surgeon
  • Elbow Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The George Washington University Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh, Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1083811616

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
Dr. Moghtaderi diagnosed my condition correctly, but I wouldn't say his bedside manner is excellent - he only spoke to mefor like a few minutes and overall looked too busy to give me his attention. When moving my wrist to diagnose, he applied too much force too quickly and it was very painful. I didn't feel very confident about the treatment options I was presented with, and had to consult another doctor for a second opinion.
Dr. Moghtaderi diagnosed my condition correctly, but I wouldn't say his bedside manner is excellent - he only spoke to me for like a few minutes and overall looked too busyto give me his attention. When moving my wrist to diagnose, he applied too much force too quickly and it was very painful. I didn't feel very confident about the treatment options I was presented with, and had to consult another doctor for a second opinion.
Sergey N. · July 23, 2019
The doctor worked with my hand to ascertain the problem. He communicated well, had good eye contact,and was gentle. Diagnosedthe problem, told me what to do, and suggested a follow up if my hand didn't improve. I would recommend him.
The doctor worked with my hand to ascertain the problem. He communicated well, had good eye contact,and was gentle. Diagnosed the problem, told me what to do, and suggested a followup if my hand didn't improve. I would recommend him.
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Dr. Sam Moghtaderi's office location

GWMFA Orthopaedics

George Washington Medical Faculty Associates

2300 M Street NW, 5th Fl

Washington, DC 20037

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Great professionalism great help great costumer service

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Dr. Moghtaderi diagnosed my condition correctly, but I wouldn't say his bedside manner is excellent - he only spoke to me for like a few minutes and overall looked too busy to give me his attention. When moving my wrist to diagnose, he applied too much force too quickly and it was very painful. I didn't feel very confident about the treatment options I was presented with, and had to consult another doctor for a second opinion.

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I thought he was extremely helpful and great at presenting the possible options.

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He seems really knowledgeable and his team also really good

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The doctor worked with my hand to ascertain the problem. He communicated well, had good eye contact,and was gentle. Diagnosed the problem, told me what to do, and suggested a follow up if my hand didn't improve. I would recommend him.

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One of the most important things for me about my doctors is they speak to me, not at me. Dr. Moghtaderi did just that, spoke to me! He was friendly, funny and a good listener to what I had to say. I highly recommend him.

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The doctor and staff are great. There is sometimes a line at the reception desk. Just be patient. It is worth it.

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I saw Dr. Moghtaderi for an injury, and he was clear, comprehensive, and straightforward in his diagnosis and recommendations. He was personable and answered all of my questions about how to have the smoothest recovery. The whole office experience was efficient but thorough, very little waiting and everyone I dealt with from the office staff to the x-ray tech was kind and professional. Highly recommend if you find yourself in need!

Less than 6 months ago
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Great. He explained the nature of the problem and gave me good suggestions on how to treat my pain.

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I had been referred to Dr. Moghtaderi after a radial fracture last year. I've seen him for some follow up visits and there a couple of things that stand out: - He will explain everything that's going on, and explain the recovery process clearly. - He doesn't believe in unnecessary visits. He will recommend certain follow ups, but doesn't believe that you should have to continuously make appointments if you don't need it. - He is patient and kind and will listen to any questions you might have

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Dr Moghtaderi was wonderful. He asked lots of questions about my right-hand issue, then examined it. He spoke to me, not at me, in a way I could understand about my hand. Great bedside manner, he even joked around with me which made me feel at ease. I would highly recommend Dr Moghtaderi!

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Expert. I always get best diagnosis from him, this is not first visit for various issues and every time I got best treatment and recommendations

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Today was great. In and out and super efficient.

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Dr Moghtaderi did an excellent job of clearly and simply explaining what my underlying problem was and how I could self treat. I’ll definitely be coming back if necessary.

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He is the best! He explains everything he is doing and is so gentle. He gave me a cortisone shot for trigger thumb and it sis not hurt at all. When a different doctor did the same thing a few years ago, it really hurt. See Dr. M if you have a hand issue. He’s the best.

Less than 1 year ago
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It was good. He was compassionate and knowledgeable. I felt at ease with his diagnosis, reassuring me my elbow was getting better.

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Dr. Moghtaderi is amazing. Very professional and right to the point. He knows exactly what he is doing. He did make me wait at all. Very friendly. I would trust him with my hands any day.

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Dr. Moghtaderi was very thorough, he explained my injury to me and the treatment plan for the injury. He's a welcoming and friendly guy. He's gives you his medical opinion very direct and realist expectations.

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I came for a second opinion after I had an infection peasant experience with another doctor at another institution. Dr Moghtaderi was thorough and reassured me and answered all the questions I had and now I feel much better I will be better.

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I liked the time he spent listening and explaining the problem and solution. I had a common and simple-to-fix issue but didn’t feel rushed and didn’t feel my issue was minimized by the doctor.

More than 1 year ago
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The appointment was great. He was personable and thorough. I was very pleased with his straight forward delivery of his prognosis. He explanations were clear and understandable. I will definitely recommend him to my friends and colleagues.

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I saw online that they provide free consultations. Free consultations is promoted online as well as in the office. That is why I made an appointment with him. I waited for Dr. Moghtaderi for over an hour for him to see me for at the most 10 minutes. I am now being charged for a 10 minute doctor visit that I waited over an hour for.

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Very good doctor, but I'm new to him. Will have more as time goes on.

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Dr. Moghatderi was very professional and honest. I appreciate that he gave me an honest evaluation and didn't pressure me to get a surgery that probably wouldn't have fixed my problem. Very nice!

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He's very attentive and honest but his staff is absolutely amazing as well

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Explained thoroughly, seemed knowledgeable, good recommendation

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Dr M was great

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Dr. Moghtaderi was friendly, thorough, and patiently answered all my questions. He did a fantastic job and I’d highly recommend him.

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Dr. Moghtaderi is one of the best doctors I’ve ever visited. He took the time to thoroughly explain everything my X-ray was showing him as well as why he was recommending a particular treatment. The appointment was helpful, informative, and interesting. Everyone else I met in the office (front desk, assistant, X-ray technician) was also very friendly and professional. Thanks for a great visit!

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Professional, communicative, and I was seen within a few minutes--good visit.

More than 1 year ago
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He was the best! He took the time to explain what was wrong with my wrist and how to fix it. He even explained the prior injury that led to my current issue better than the doctors I had seen then. Highly recommend!

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He was patient and kind with great bedside manner!

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Moghtaderi was awesome. He clearly understood what was going on with my injury and offered me three treatment options. The one I selected was performed immediately in his office and worked perfectly.

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Thorough, charming, patient and takes the time to explain the condition and why other diagnoses we're ruled out. Very reassuring . Office is full service. I was fitted for wrist brace right in the office. Very impressed.

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Very professonal and pleasant. Would defintely recommend him recommend him to others.

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My second visit. Waiting room was full but as soon as I checked in with reception and they told me to take a seat, a nurse called my name and said she was taking me back to exam room right away. Never had that quick a response before. I waited about 10-15 minutes before dr showed up in exam room. Dr. Was very thoughtful. Not rushed. Patient with his time and explanations. We discussed various options for treatment and for going forward. He also let me know that as a returning patient I could have just called to get an appointment sooner rather than using Zocdoc availability.

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Great experience w/Dr. Moghtaderi. He was thorough in explaining my condition and all of my options for treatment. I would highly recommended him.

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Great visit! Dr. Moghtaderi listened to my symptoms and did a few tests and gave me a lot of options for treatment - it was great!! I would go back and see him anytime!

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Dr. Moghtaderi inspires great confidence in his expertise and skill and my experience (hand surgery) with his practice confirms the validity of the confidence placed in him. Highly recommended.

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Dr. Moghtaderi was great. He thoroughly asked me questions about my problem and took his time. In addition, he was personable and explained everything to me clearly.

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I arrived about 30 minutes early and was in the examining room within 5 minutes of checking in. Dr. Moghtaderi could not have explained things better to me regarding my problem and the surgical solution. He will be doing my surgery.

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Listened, took time to explain things clearly. Highly recommend.

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He explained things thoroughly and honestly and was delightful.

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Wonderful. He explained everything and did not seemed rushed. I would highly recommend him.

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He was professional and listen to me and gave me great suggestions and lost costs options to remedy my issue. He was warm and easy to talk too!

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Clearly stated the diagnosis and treatment options. Was apologetic for being late. Nice bedside manner and very thoughtful...not the usual swagger I've seen from other orthopedic drs.

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Best doctor visit! Wait time was very short. Dr. Moghtaderi performed a very thorough examination. He explained the diagnosis in detail and answered all my questions. I would highly - highly - recommend him to anyone without any hesitation.

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Dr. Moghtaderi was really great. He has a terrific bedside manner and is extremely knowledgeable, warm and engaging. Felt completely 'heard' and comfortable.

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He was very kind and attentive, and actually took the time to carefully go through my history with me. I would highly recommend Dr. Moghtaderi!

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