Deborah Ann Hoy, MD| Neonatology | MedStar Health

Deborah Ann Hoy, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (47 reviews)

Specialties: Neonatology

Languages: English

(202) 2433434

About me

Deborah A. Hoy, MD, MDiv, is a neonatologist dedicated to the care of newborn infants who need specialized attention due to critical illness or premature birth. In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Hoy is also the medical director of Neonatal Transport and the director of the Neonatal Follow-up Clinic at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

Dr. Hoy embraces MedStar Georgetown's philosophy of caring for the whole patient and family. That philosophy enables her to provide care for newborns with critical needs and also spend significant time with parents, helping them navigate their child's care during and after the hospital stay. Focused on providing evidence-based, leading-edge care, Dr. Hoy also participates in research.

Caring for infants and their families is both career and ministry for Dr. Hoy, who holds a master's of divinity and is an ordained pastor. She spends up to two months per year caring for patients and providing education in the Caribbean and South Africa. She also works with clergy in the Washington, DC, area, teaching them how to talk about HIV/AIDS in their congregations. In addition, she serves on the board for the Washington Regional Transplant Community and is active in educating the community about organ donation.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Chronic Lung Diseases Of Infancy
  • Critically Ill Infants
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Chronic Lung Diseases Of Infancy
  • Critically Ill Infants
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Procedures I perform

  • Newborn Care
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
M3400 - Neonatology
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 202-444-7161

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Fax 202-444-7161


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


Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (1986)

Fellowship Program: Baylor University Medical Center (1984)

Residency Program: Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals (1984)

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (1982)

Internship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (1982)

Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (1981)

Medical School: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (1981)

Ratings and reviews

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

  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

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

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

  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

  • Jul 25, 2023

    Dr. Hoy was very thoughtful and thorough.

  • Dec 8, 2022

    Doctor mentioned postponing daycare enrollment given the viral infections going around. While I understand where the suggestion came from, it's kind of weird for a practitioner to assume that parents can just do that given the economic realities in place for most parents. I have to put my kid in daycare so I can go back to work, you know?

  • Sep 20, 2022

    Dr Hoy is so wonderful at calming and addressing our first-time parent concerns. Our daughter is thriving under her care!