Dr. Kenneth L. Fan, MD

Dr. Kenneth L. Fan, MD

Dr. Kenneth L. Fan, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (866) 990-5516

Contact this Provider:

  • Plastic Surgery
Conditions I Treat
  • abdominal scars
  • acquired absence of breast
  • acquired deformity of reconstructed breast
  • arteriovenous malformation (avm)
  • 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 board-certified plastic surgeon practicing at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital of our MedStar Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery department. He specializes in breast reconstruction and microvascular surgery. He serves as an Associate Professor and 4th year clerkship director in the Georgetown University School of Medicine and Scientific Director of Plastic Surgery at the MedStar Health Research Institute.

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 140 peer reviewed publications and chapters, a textbook, and over 150 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.

He pursues 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.

In his free time, he enjoys cooking, golf, and squash.

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.”

View Dr. Fan's full CV here.

  • Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2019)
  • Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2018)
  • Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (2012)
In the News

  1. Tuberous Breast Deformity.  PRS Global Open Keynotes Podcast. April 2, 2019. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/prs-global-open-keynotes/id1449182291
  2. One in Three Women Undergoing Breast Reconstruction Have Complications. New York Times. June 20, 2018
  3. Breast Reconstruction: ‘A Process Not a Procedure’ With Potential Short- and Long-Term Complications. The ASCO Post. August 25, 2018.
  4. Study: DermACELL® demonstrates superior clinical outcomes compared to AlloDerm® in breast reconstruction. PR News Wire. January 10, 2017.
  5. UM Medical Student News. Division of Plastic Surgery Newsletter. Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. March 2009, December 2010, December 2011.
  6. MedStar Washington Hospital Center Celebrated Physician of the Month. April 12, 2019. https://blog.medstarwashington.org/2019/04/12/celebrated-physician-kenneth-l-fan-md/
  7. Featured as a Mentor in a Women’s Microsurgery Group Travel Scholarship Article. Spring-Summer 2019. The American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. Volume 30.1
  8. Flap vs Implant for Breast Reconstruction: How to Choose Experts say decision should be personalized. MedPage Today. June 20, 2018.
  9. MedStar Researcher Awarded Funds through Diabetes Research Grant. MedStar Research Institute. October 24, 2019. https://www.medstarhealth.org/mhri/news/2019/10/24/medstar-researcher-awarded-funds-through-diabetes-research-grant/
  10. How We Reduce Pain after Plastic Surgery with the ERAS Protocol.  MedStar Washington Hospital Center. July 30, 2019. https://blog.medstarwashington.org/2019/07/30/how-we-reduce-pain-after-plastic-surgery-with-the-eras-protocol/.
  11. Breast Reconstruction: An Important Part of Healing After Breast Cancer Surgery.  MedStar Washington Hospital Center. September 10, 2019. https://blog.medstarwashington.org/2019/09/10/breast-reconstruction-an-important-part-of-healing-after-breast-cancer-surgery/.
  12. Complex Abdominal Condition: Takes Twosome to Untangle. MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
  13. “Social Media during the COVID-19 Residency Application Cycle” with Kenneth Fan MD and David Song MD, MBA - a Resident Ambassador Special Edition. PRS Global Open Podcast. January 2021.

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Practice Locations
Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Publons.com Top Peer Reviewer, 2019
  • PRS Global Open, Best Case Report, Silver Award at the American Society of Plastic Surgery Meeting, 2018
  • Third place Resident Research Competition, 95th Annual AAPS Meeting, 2016
  • Best Paper Presentation, ASAPS 19th Annual Rhinoplasty Symposium, 2014
  • Kawamoto Best Paper Award, ACPA-ASCFS, 2012
  • Research Distinction, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, 2012
  • Medical Student Scholarship, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, 2011
  • John K. Robinson Researcher of the Year, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 2011
  • Surgery Honors, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, 2010
  • Neuroscience Scholastic Achievement, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, 2008