Ahyoung J. Kim, MD| Transplant Hepatology | MedStar Health

Ahyoung J. Kim, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (116 reviews)

Specialties: Transplant Hepatology

Languages: Korean, English

About me

Dr. Kim is a fellowship-trained transplant hepatologist and is board certified in internal medicine. She treats patients with the full range of liver disease, including providing care for pre- and post-transplant patients and patients with end-stage liver disease.

She earned her medical degree from Columbia University College of Surgeons and Physicians and completed her internship and residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Kim completed fellowships in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Coming from a family that immigrated to the U.S., Dr. Kim understands that the U.S. medical system can be difficult to navigate for many patients. She takes the time to talk with her patients about their disease, answer their questions, and helps them learn as much as possible so they can make informed medical decisions.

Dr. Kim has published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Clinical Transplant Hepatology, Liver Transplantation, and Annals of Surgery. Dr. Kim has also presented at national conferences.

She sees patients at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

When she’s not at work, Dr. Kim and her husband enjoy hiking, biking, and camping.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Chronic Liver Disease
  • Congenital Cystic Liver
  • Liver Failure
  • Liver Mass
  • Liver Metastases
  • Metabolic Liver Disease
  • Necrosis Of Liver
  • Viral Hepatitis
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Chronic Liver Disease
  • Congenital Cystic Liver
  • Liver Failure
  • Liver Mass
  • Liver Metastases
  • Metabolic Liver Disease
  • Necrosis Of Liver
  • Viral Hepatitis
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 2nd Fl
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-3700

Fax 877-680-8194

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106 Irving Street Northwest
POB South Ste 201
Washington, DC, 20010

202-444-3700

Fax 877-680-8196

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Insurance

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
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • CIGNA EPO
    • Network OA
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Open EPO Plus
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Open POS II
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (2021)

Residency Program: Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2018)

Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (2014)

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Dec 15, 2023

    Dr Kim is a very good doctor she listens and she answer all questions that I had for her I had a very good experience with her

  • Nov 17, 2023

    This was actually my first visit with Dr kim I was very impressed I felt like I had been coming to her for years she gave me excellent advice and told me what I should be doing to improve my health not many of my drs are quite as honest and I apreciate that!

  • Nov 15, 2023

    Good experience no problem