About

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.”

Credentials

Education
  • Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Insurance

  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
  • AETNA - Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - OneNet PPO, Inc.
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - M.D. IPA (HMO)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Student Resources
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Choice Plus
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
  • PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS, INC. (PHCS) - Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
  • MEDSTAR MEDICARE CHOICE - MedStar Medicare Choice
  • MEDSTAR SELECT - MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
  • MEDSTAR FAMILY CHOICE - MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
  • TRICARE - Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
  • TRICARE - Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
  • TRICARE - Tricare Standard
  • TRICARE - Tricare Prime
  • FIRST HEALTH (NOW COVENTRY) - FIRST HEALTH
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - First Health PPO
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA Indemnity
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA POS/Network POS
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
  • CAREFIRST - HealthyBlue PPO
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
  • AETNA - Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: Indemnity
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: PPO
  • AETNA - Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: POS Plus
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
  • AETNA - Aetna USAccess (POS)
  • AETNA - Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
  • AETNA - Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - POS OA & OA Plus
  • AETNA - Open EPO Plus
  • AETNA - Open POS II
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - Choice Fund PPO
  • CAREFIRST - Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
  • AETNA - Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus