Heechin Chae, MD| Pain Medicine, Brain Injury Medicine | MedStar Health

Heechin Chae, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (217 reviews)

Specialities: Pain Medicine, Brain Injury Medicine, Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation

Languages: English

About me

Heechin Chae, MD, is a physician providing rehabilitation services to patients with acquired brain injury.

Dr. Chae is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R), Pain Medicine, and Brain Injury Medicine.  He received his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University. He completed his PM&R residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital through the Harvard Medical School system.

Following his post-graduate studies, Dr. Chae spent more than 15 years at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, serving in various roles including as the Medical Director of Brain Injury Program.  In 2011, he started a new interdisciplinary TBI Center for active duty service members at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia. Throughout his career, Dr. Chae has received a number of  special recognitions, including the Teacher of the Year award and the Young Mentor Award from Harvard Medical School, and 'Medical All-Star' by the Boston Red Sox.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Botox For Spasticity
  • Brain Injury
  • Spasticity
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Brain Injury
  • Chronic Post Traumatic Headache
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Concussion
  • Headache
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Post Concussion Syndrome
  • Post Traumatic Headache
  • Spasticity
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
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Procedures I perform

  • Balance Rehabilitation
  • Botox For Spasticity
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Joint Injection
  • Musculoskeletal Injection
  • Neck Rehabilitation
  • Nerve Block
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-1621

Fax 202-829-2632

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Fax 202-829-2632

102 Irving Street Northwest
Suite 1332
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-1621

Fax 202-829-2632

Get Directions

miles away

Fax 202-829-2632

Insurance

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
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • 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
    • CIGNA EPO
    • 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

Education

Residency Program: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (1998)

Internship Program: Cambridge Hospital (1995)

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University (1994)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.9
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Jul 14, 2022

    Dr Chae is great

  • Jun 30, 2022

    Dr. Chae is compassionate, kind, listens, and explains very clearly the treatment and options. He is the first doctor that I have seen in a long time that actually listens! He is an excellent doctor!

  • May 24, 2022

    Dr Chae is excellent. Very caring n always try to find solutions for root cause.