Jonathan J Hwang, MD| Urology, Urologic Oncology | MedStar Health

Jonathan J Hwang, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (943 reviews)

Specialties: Urology, Urologic Oncology

Languages: Korean, English


About me

Jonathan Hwang, MD, serves as Professor and Chair of Urology, Urologic Oncology and Robotic Prostatectomy, MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Professor of Urology at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Dr. Hwang has performed over 4,000 robotic surgeries including over 3,500 robotic prostatectomies to date, more than any other urologic surgeons in the DMV region.

Dr. Hwang earned his medical degree with an AOA honors distinction from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed residencies in Surgery and Urology at Boston University School of Medicine. He was a Clinical Fellow in the Urologic Oncology Branch at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Hwang is the Associate Editor of the Korean Journal of Urology and serves as a Scientific Reviewer for the Journal of Endourology, Journal of Urology, Urologic Oncology, Medical Science Monitor and Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program. He has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters for various urologic publications.

Under Dr. Hwang’s leadership, the Department of Urology has received America’s 100 Best Hopsitals for Prostate Surgery Award by Healthgrades in 2022 as well as “high performing” designation by U.S. News and World Report in 2020 and 2021.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Elevated Psa
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Benign Neoplasm Of The Prostate
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Carcinoma In Situ Of Prostate
  • Dysplasia Of Prostate
  • Elevated Psa
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Localized Prostate Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
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Procedures I perform

  • Active Surveillance Of Prostate Cancer
  • Da Vinci
  • Da Vinci Prostatectomy
  • Mri Trus Fusion Guided Prostate Biopsy
  • Prostate Cancer Genomics
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Needle Biopsy
  • Robotic Prostate Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery For Prostate Cancer
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Practice locations

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1133 21st Street Northwest
Suite 601
Washington, DC, 20036


Fax 877-625-1478

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106 Irving Street Northwest
Suite 315
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-877-7012

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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)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • 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 Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Open HMO
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Network OA
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Tricare Prime
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • United Student Resources
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • First Health PPO
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)



Board Certification: American Board of Urology, Urology

Fellowship Program: National Cancer Institute (2003)

Residency Program: Boston University Medical Center (2001)

Internship Program: Boston University Medical Center (1997)

Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (1995)

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  • Nov 22, 2023


  • Nov 16, 2023

    Dr Hwang came highly recommended and exceeded expectations - a superb combination of professional expertise and compassionate care giver. I am very pleased.

  • Nov 13, 2023

    Answered my questions that I had at the time