Ann Elizabeth Hwalek, DO| Thoracic Surgery | MedStar Health

Ann Elizabeth Hwalek, DO
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (80 reviews)

Specialties: Thoracic Surgery

Languages: English

877-376-2421

About me

Ann E. Hwalek, DO, MS, has joined MedStar Georgetown University Hospital as attending physician. In her new role, Dr. Hwalek is part of the region’s largest team of fellowship-trained thoracic surgeons providing treatment for the full array of benign and malignant lung, esophageal, and other thoracic diseases in adolescents and adults. Dr. Hwalek’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Journal of Thoracic Disease, and Surgery among others. Dr. Hwalek’s area of special interest includes minimally invasive thoracic surgery.

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Achalasia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Chest Wall Tumors
  • Diaphragmatic Tumor
  • Emphysema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Hilar Adenopathy
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Malignant Effusion
  • Mediastinal Abscess
  • Mediastinal Mass
  • Mediastinum Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Paraesophageal Hernia
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Diseases
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • Thoracic Malignancy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thymoma
  • Thymus Cancer
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Procedures I perform

  • Biopsy Chest Wall
  • Biopsy Of Lung
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest Wall Resection
  • Endobronchial Stent Placement
  • Esophagectomy
  • Fundoplication
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery
  • Hyperhidrosis Surgery
  • Laser Resection Of Airway Tumors
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Plication Of Emphysematous Bleb
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thymectomy
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheal Stent Placement
  • Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-8115

Fax 844-304-5348

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Fax 844-304-5348

3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 4th Fl
Washington, DC, 20007

202-295-0560

Fax 877-376-2418

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Fax 877-376-2418

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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Residency Program: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (2021)

Residency Program: Loyola University Medical Center (2019)

Medical School: Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Med (2012)

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

    4.8
  • Dec 13, 2023

    I already have and will continue to do so. Dr. Hwalek is awesome!!

  • Nov 15, 2023

    The expertise of Dr. Hwalek, when combined with her personal warmth, is extraordinary. Her team clearly loves her and you can see why.

  • Oct 31, 2023

    Very patient and thorough with exam. Discussed a recommendation with me, which was reasonable start to trying to make things better for me.