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 (233 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 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
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (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 Medicare Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Prime
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • 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 Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic 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 USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Brain Injury Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Board Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine

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

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Nov 3, 2022

    Dr. Heechin Chae at NRH is an excellent doctor. Very knowledgeable & caring for his patients. Thank you.

  • Nov 1, 2022

    Would be very good but he is inaccessible by phone or email.

  • Sep 15, 2022

    Dr Chae by far has the best bedside manner's I've ever experienced. So so very kind and patient