Amie Hsia, MD| Neurology, Stroke | MedStar Health

Amie Hsia, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (66 reviews)

Specialities: Neurology, Stroke, Vascular Neurology

Languages: Chinese - Mandarin, English


About me

Amie Hsia, MD, is a board-certified vascular neurologist and medical director of the MedStar Washington Hospital Center Comprehensive Stroke Center, Professor of Neurology at Georgetown University Medical Center, principal investigator of the NIH Stroke Program at MedStar Washington, and co-principal investigator of the NIH-funded StrokeNet regional coordinating center - Stroke Capital Area Network for Research (SCANR).

Dr. Hsia received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her medical degree from Duke University. She completed her neurology residency at Stanford University, where she also served as chief resident. She remained at Stanford for her fellowship training in stroke and neurocritical care.

Born and raised in the D.C. metropolitan area, Dr. Hsia returned to Washington for the opportunity to provide advanced stroke care to area residents. Dr. Hsia serves as an advocate of the Greater Washington Region American Heart and Stroke Association to support governmental policies related to stroke care. She is a founding member and was the first physician chair of the D.C. Stroke Collaborative, working to improve the level of stroke care through collaboration among the D.C. hospitals and EMS. With the NIH Stroke Program, she works on developing and evaluating acute stroke treatments with advanced neuroimaging.

To extend efforts beyond the D.C. boundaries, she spearheaded the development of a stroke telemedicine network, to provide emergency expert stroke consultation for hospitals in the surrounding communities using this technology, and to expand patient access to the opportunity to participate in ongoing clinical trials of acute stroke therapies.


Area: Acute Stroke – Use of Multimodal MRI
Developing and evaluating the effects of acute stroke treatments using multimodal MRI to optimize patient selection, increase understanding of stroke pathophysiology, and predict and improve outcomes.

Area: Acute Stroke – Systems of Care
Improving stroke systems of care within individual hospitals and across a community/region. Advance science and disseminate knowledge in acute stroke care delivery.

Area: Acute Stroke – Racial Disparities in Stroke Care
Evaluating and reducing the barriers to acute stroke treatment in underserved urban communities.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Moyamoya
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Aneurysm
  • Anoxic Encephalopathy
  • Aphasia
  • Arterial Malformation Brain
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Berry Aneurysm
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebral Arteritis
  • Cerebral Atherosclerosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Cerebrovascular Insufficiency
  • Dissection Carotid Artery
  • Dissection Of Vertebral Artery
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Intermittent Cerebral Ischemia
  • Intracranial Arterial Occlusion
  • Intracranial Artery Stenosis
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Lacunar Stroke
  • Locked In Syndrome
  • Moyamoya
  • Non Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Spontaneous Occlusion Of The Circle Of Willis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
  • Venous Malformation Brain
  • Vertebral Artery Stenosis
  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency
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Procedures I perform

  • Thrombolysis
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Room 1A50B
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 877-680-8195

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus



Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Vascular Neurology

Fellowship Program: Stanford University School of Medicine (2004)

Residency Program: Stanford University School of Medicine (2002)

Internship Program: California Pacific Medical Center (1999)

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine (1998)


  • NIH/NINDS Director’s Group Merit Award 2020 For a continued commitment to provide outstanding NIH/NINDS Stroke clinical care despite challenges of COVID-19 pandemic
  • Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in Medicine: 2019, 2020
  • District of Columbia Hospital Association Commitment to Excellence Award 2016 Presented to the MWHC Comprehensive Stroke Center team for demonstrating  commitment to providing leadership and support for patients, staff, and the hospital
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center Board of Directors Program Excellence Award 2015 Presented to the Comprehensive Stroke Center; one of 3 MedStar Washington programs awarded
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association – Greater Washington Region Advocate of the Year Award 2014, 2015
  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors (Neurology): 2013
  • District of Columbia Hospital Association Patient Safety Award 2010

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Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

  • Provider listened carefully

  • Provider knew medical history

  • Provider showed respect

  • Provider spent enough time with patient

  • Feb 14, 2022


  • Jan 3, 2022

    Dr. Hsia was extraordinarily helpful and generous with her time and knowledge. One of the best discussions with a physician I've ever had.

  • Dec 13, 2021