Dr. Amie Wenchee Hsia, MD

Dr. Amie Wenchee Hsia, MD

Dr. Amie Wenchee Hsia, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (202) 877-2166

Contact this Provider:

  • Neurology
  • Stroke
  • Vascular Neurology
Conditions I Treat
  • aneurysm
  • anoxic encephalopathy
  • aphasia
  • arterial malformation brain
  • arteriovenous fistula
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Procedures I Perform
  • thrombolysis
About the Provider

Amie Hsia, MD, is a board-certified vascular neurologist and medical director of the MedStar Washington Hospital Center Comprehensive Stroke Center, associate professor of neurology at Georgetown University, principal investigator of the NIH Stroke Program at MWHC, and co-principal investigator of the NIH-funded StrokeNet regional coordinating center - Stroke Capital Area Network for Research (SCANR).

Dr. Hsia received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her medical degree from Duke University. She completed her neurology residency at Stanford University, where she also served as chief resident. She remained at Stanford for her fellowship training in stroke and neurocritical care.

Born and raised in the D.C. metropolitan area, Dr. Hsia returned to Washington for the opportunity to provide advanced stroke care to area residents. Dr. Hsia serves as an advocate of the Greater Washington Region American Heart and Stroke Association to support governmental policies related to stroke care. She is a founding member and was the first physician chair of the D.C. Stroke Collaborative, working to improve the level of stroke care through collaboration among the D.C. hospitals and EMS. With the NIH Stroke Program, she works on developing and evaluating acute stroke treatments with advanced neuroimaging.

To extend efforts beyond the D.C. boundaries, she spearheaded the development of a stroke telemedicine network, to provide emergency expert stroke consultation for hospitals in the surrounding communities using this technology, and to expand patient access to the opportunity to participate in ongoing clinical trials of acute stroke therapies.


Area: Acute Stroke – Use of Multimodal MRI
Developing and evaluating the effects of acute stroke treatments using multimodal MRI to optimize patient selection, increase understanding of stroke pathophysiology, and predict and improve outcomes.

Area: Acute Stroke – Systems of Care
Improving stroke systems of care within individual hospitals and across a community/region. Advance science and disseminate knowledge in acute stroke care delivery.

Area: Acute Stroke – Racial Disparities in Stroke Care
Evaluating and reducing the barriers to acute stroke treatment in underserved urban communities.

  • Fellowship Program: Stanford University School of Medicine (2004)
  • Residency Program: Stanford University School of Medicine (2002)
  • Internship Program: California Pacific Medical Center (1999)
  • Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine (1998)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Vascular Neurology
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Practice Locations
  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    Room 1A50B
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: 202-877-3154
    Fax: 877-680-8195

Member of Medical Staff
  • NIH/NINDS Director’s Group Merit Award 2020
  • For a continued commitment to provide outstanding NIH/NINDS Stroke clinical care despite challenges of COVID-19 pandemic
  • Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in Medicine: 2019, 2020
  • District of Columbia Hospital Association Commitment to Excellence Award 2016
  • Presented to the MWHC Comprehensive Stroke Center team for demonstrating  commitment to providing leadership and support for patients, staff, and the hospital
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center Board of Directors Program Excellence Award 2015
  •  Presented to the Comprehensive Stroke Center; one of 3 MWHC programs awarded
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association – Greater Washington Region Advocate of the Year Award 2014, 2015
  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors (Neurology): 2013
  • District of Columbia Hospital Association Patient Safety Award 2010