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Caryl G. Mussenden, M.D.


At an early age, Caryl G. Mussenden, MD, recognized her passion for healthcare and knew that she wanted to become a doctor who delivers babies. This passion is what led her to open her own practice, Women's Health Partners, in Lanham, Maryland.

Dr. Mussenden earned her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in 1975, completed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital in 1979, and has been practicing obstetrics and gynecology in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area ever since.

She is proud to have been named one of the top 100 physicians by three different Washington Magazine polls of area physicians, and in May 2008, Black Enterprise Magazine named her one of the top 100 physicians in the country. Over the years, Dr. Mussenden has been involved in many community and civic activities, including the Youth at Risk program and Circle of Friends.

Since 2003, Dr. Mussenden has pursued training and received certification for laser treatment, nonsurgical body sculpting, and facial rejuvenation, facial fillers and Botox. In December of 2006, she opened Your Body by Design Medispa and was joined by her daughter and business partner, Camille Jones. 

Dr. Mussenden keeps busy in her free time enjoying the company of her husband, Dr. Rodney Ellis, and three grown children. She is also a proud grandmother of 6.

Call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Mussenden and the staff at Your Body by Design for all of your GYN and cosmetic needs.

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