Ahmed N Khan, MD| Heart Failure And Transplantation Cardiology | MedStar Health
Ahmed N Khan

Ahmed N Khan, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (205 reviews)

Specialties: Heart Failure And Transplantation Cardiology

Languages: English

About me

Ahmed N. Khan, MD, MS, is an attending advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist at the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute.

As a heart failure specialist who is board-certified in cardiology, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology, Dr. Khan sees patients for the treatment of heart failure at both its early and later stages. For patients in the early stages of heart failure, he works to ensure that patients receive appropriate medical therapy and close follow-up in order to successfully manage and treat their condition. For patients who are in the later stages of heart failure and who may need advanced therapies, such as heart transplantation and LVAD, he works closely with the transplant team at the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute to provide exceptional and collaborative care.

In addition to heart failure, Dr. Khan also treats a wide range of cardiovascular conditions, including coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, and atrial fibrillation.

Dr. Khan’s clinical interests include caring closely for patients with all stages of heart failure. Dr. Khan is encouraged by advancements in the treatment of heart failure and related conditions that allow patients to live longer and with fewer symptoms. His research interests include medical bioethics as it pertains to heart failure and heart transplantation.

Dr. Khan received his medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where he stayed to complete an internal medicine residency and served as Chief Resident. During his time at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Khan was a clinical instructor of medicine and Assistant Professor of a course he designed, entitled ‘Medicine, Ethics, and the Humanities.’ He then completed a three-year cardiology disease fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he served as Chief Fellow and during which he was awarded the Faculty-Chosen Fellow Teacher of the Year Award and the Nathan Carliner Award for Distinction in Cardiovascular Research. He then did a specialty fellowship in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Khan also received a Master of Science in Bioethics from Columbia University.

Following his passion for education and mentorship, throughout his time in residency and fellowship training, Dr. Khan held many teaching positions including instructor, lecturer, and preceptor. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, and the Heart Failure Society of America.

Dr. Khan enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, reading, and exploring the DC area.

Philosophy of care
“A diagnosis of heart failure can be a lifelong diagnosis that can be difficult and scary for patients and their families. My goal as a heart failure physician is to treat my patients as though they were my family and provide them with the best care possible.

“I try to meet my patients where they are, give my best expert medical advice and opinion, and work with the patient and their families to realize their goals in their care. I enjoy helping my patients get back to the things that make life worthwhile for them.

“Each of my patients is a unique person who I am excited to have the opportunity to work with. I’ve found the more collaborative that you are with your patients, the better the doctor-patient relationship is and the more likely you are to reach your treatment goals. I feel honored when my patients say that they felt heard and well cared for by me.

“I view referrals as an important responsibility, and I see it as a privilege to be trusted with a patient’s care. I look forward to collaborating with referring physicians, maintaining close communication, and working together to do the best for the patient.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Advanced Heart Failure (ADHF)
  • Cardiac Amyloid
  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Circulatory Assist Devices
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Transplant
  • Home Inotropes
  • Left Heart Failure
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Ventricular Assist Device
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Advanced Heart Failure (ADHF)
  • Advanced Heart Failure (AHF)
  • Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Beriberi
  • Cardiac Amyloid
  • Cardiac Insufficiency
  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Cor Pulmonale
  • Diabetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Genetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Giant Cell Myocarditis
  • Heart Transplant Rejection
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Infiltrative Disorders Of The Heart
  • Left Heart Failure
  • Myocarditis
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Rheumatic Heart Failure
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
  • Tachycardia Induced Cardiomyopathy
  • Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
  • Viral Cardiomyopathy
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Procedures I perform

  • Cardiomems
  • Chronic Inotropic Therapy
  • Circulatory Assist Devices
  • Heart Biopsy
  • Heart Transplant
  • Home Inotropes
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Pretransplant Clearance
  • Ventricular Assist Device
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Practice locations

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106 Irving Street Northwest
Suite 4800
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-877-5885

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1133 21st Street Northwest
Suite 700
Washington, DC, 20036


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MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Choice Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Tricare East Select
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Cigna EPO
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthy Families
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • United Golden Rule
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • United Navigate
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • United Optimum Choice
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Amerigroup DC Healthy Families
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Aetna HMO
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • United Student Resources
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • United Choice
    • Amerigroup DC Alliance
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Kaiser Select
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • D-SNP)
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Virginia Premier
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • I-SNP
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • First Health PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO



Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2022)

Residency Program: University of Maryland Medical System (2020)

Residency Program: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (2017)

Residency Program: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (2016)

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at Newark (2013)

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  • Apr 22, 2024

    The care giver was very nice and she responded quickly to my problem as far as my oxygen was concerned

  • Mar 25, 2024

    Dr. Khan gave me as much time as I needed to ask all the questions that I had, he was very thorough and I appreciated him very much

  • Mar 22, 2024

    Dr. Khan took the time to answer any questions that I had. And to go over my progress. He is excellent with his patients and shows care and concern.