Dr. Kenneth L. Fan, MD

Dr. Kenneth L. Fan, MD

Dr. Kenneth L. Fan, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (866) 990-5516

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Specialties
  • Plastic Surgery
Conditions I Treat
  • abdominal scars
  • acquired absence of breast
  • acquired deformity of reconstructed breast
  • arteriovenous malformation
  • basosquamous carcinoma
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Procedures I Perform
  • abdominal wall reconstruction
  • abdominoplasty
  • aesthetic surgery
  • anterolateral thigh flap
  • arm lift
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About the Provider

Kenneth L. Fan, MD is a plastic surgeon practicing at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center of our MedStar Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery department. He specializes in breast reconstruction and microvascular surgery.

Dr. Fan earned his Medical Doctorate at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Florida with research distinction. During his undergraduate and medical career, he sought additional research training at City of Hope researching cancer treatments in molecular pharmacology and at UCLA researching morphogenic properties adult mesenchymal stem cells. His passion for plastic surgery brought him to an externship in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan where he learned from leaders in microsurgical reconstruction. Furthermore, he broadened his horizons in international health, with through his work in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and South Africa.

Dr. Fan began his career at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital through a one-year internship, six-year residency, and one-year microsurgical fellowship with the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  He has a strong interest in delivering innovative solutions to improve patient care. His work has led to over 100 peer reviewed publications and chapters, a textbook, and over 110 regional national presentations and invited panels. He has been nationally recognized at the prestigious American Association of Plastic Surgeons, won silver award for best case report for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open, and the Kawamoto best paper award at the American Cleft Palate Association. He is also a reviewer for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

His work with the Enhanced Recovery After Anesthesia has provided his patients with decreased pain scores and narcotic pain medication usage and improved recovery after surgery. He has research in health literacy to decrease what’s “lost in translation” in postoperative instructions after breast reconstruction. He also is pursuing extensive work in reducing barriers to reconstructive surgery to the underserved community so all women suffering from breast cancer have the opportunity to feel whole again. Furthermore, many of his other studies are aimed at decreasing complications and helping patients feel comfortable and cared for.

In his free time, he enjoys cooking, exercise, and playing with his German Shepherd.


Dr. Fan’s philosophy of care:

“My passion for cutting edge of treatments and patient centered care allows my patients to know that I am committed to treating the entire person and their health.”

Education
  • Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2019)
  • Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2018)
  • Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (2012)
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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Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital