Kenneth L. Fan, MD| Plastic Surgery | MedStar Health

Kenneth L. Fan, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (384 reviews)

Specialties: Plastic Surgery

Languages: English

(866) 990-5516

About me

Kenneth L. Fan, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital of our MedStar Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery department. He specializes in breast reconstruction and microvascular surgery. He serves as an Associate Professor and 4th year clerkship director in the Georgetown University School of Medicine and Scientific Director of Plastic Surgery at the MedStar Health Research Institute.

Dr. Fan earned his medical doctorate at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Florida with research distinction. During his undergraduate and medical career, he sought additional research training at City of Hope researching cancer treatments in molecular pharmacology and at UCLA researching morphogenic properties adult mesenchymal stem cells. His passion for plastic surgery brought him to an externship in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan where he learned from leaders in microsurgical reconstruction. Furthermore, he broadened his horizons in international health, with through his work in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and South Africa.

Dr. Fan began his career at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital through a one-year internship, six-year residency, and one-year microsurgical fellowship with the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has a strong interest in delivering innovative solutions to improve patient care. His work has led to over 140 peer reviewed publications and chapters, a textbook, and over 150 presentations and invited panels. He has been nationally recognized at the prestigious American Association of Plastic Surgeons, won silver award for best case report for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open, and the Kawamoto best paper award at the American Cleft Palate Association. He is also a reviewer for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

He pursues extensive work in reducing barriers to reconstructive surgery to the underserved community so all women suffering from breast cancer have the opportunity to feel whole again.

In his free time, he enjoys cooking, golf, and squash.

Dr. Fan’s philosophy of care:

“My passion for cutting edge of treatments and patient centered care allows my patients to know that I am committed to treating the entire person and their health.”

View Dr. Fan's full CV here.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Lymphedema
  • Mammoplasty
  • Panniculectomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Scar Revision
  • Transgender Care
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Scars
  • Acquired Absence Of Breast
  • Acquired Deformity Of Reconstructed Breast
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Basosquamous Carcinoma
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Skin
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Breast Asymmetry
  • Breast Deformities
  • Breast Implant Leak
  • Breast Implant Rupture
  • Brow Droop
  • Capsular Contracture
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
  • Cold Extremities
  • Compromised Skin Grafts
  • Compromised Tissue Flaps
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Deformity Of Reconstructed Breast
  • Deviated Septum
  • Disorder Of Earlobe
  • Disproportion Of Reconstructed Breast
  • Eyelid Trauma
  • Facial Abscess
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Nerve Injury
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Forehead Nodule
  • Frostbite
  • Frostbite Of Ear
  • Frostbite Of Face
  • Frostbite Of Nose
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glomangioma
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hemangiomas
  • History Of Breast Cancer
  • History Of Fibrocystic Disease
  • Inflammatory Arthritis (IA)
  • Lefort Fracture
  • Lipedema
  • Lipomas
  • Lymphedema
  • Macrostomia
  • Nerve Injury
  • Non Healing Wound
  • Nonunion Fracture Of The Wrist
  • Nose Fracture
  • Occipital Mass
  • Polysyndactyly
  • Positional Plagiocephaly
  • Prominent Ears
  • Ptosis Of Breasts
  • Radiation Induced Breast Deformity
  • Ruptured Implant
  • Scar Hypertrophy
  • Scar On Neck
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of Skin Of Lip
  • Upper Extremity Lymphedema
  • Wrist Instability
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Aesthetic Surgery
  • Anterolateral Thigh Flap
  • Arm Lift
  • Arthrodesis Of The Wrist
  • Augmentation Mastopexy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • Body Lift
  • Breast Asymmetry Correction
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Implant Deformity Correction
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Reinnervation
  • Breast Revision
  • Brow Lift
  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Chemical Skin Peel
  • Circumferential Liposuction Of Calves And Ankles
  • Cleft Lip Repair
  • Complex Wound Management
  • Components Separation
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cranioplasty
  • Cubital Tunnel Surgery
  • Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Direct To Implant Reconstruction
  • Ear Cartilage Rhinoplasty
  • Ear Pinning
  • Ear Plastic Surgery
  • Endoscopic Breast Augmentation
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Exoderm Non Surgical Face Lift
  • Eyelid Repair
  • Face Lift
  • Fat Grafting
  • Fingertip Repair
  • Flap Surgery
  • Free Tram
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Genioplasty
  • Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Halo Laser Treatment
  • Implant Based Breast Reconstruction
  • Inferior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Latissimus Flap
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lipectomy
  • Liposuction
  • Lymph Node Transfer
  • Male Breast Reduction
  • Mammoplasty
  • Mastopexy
  • Mastoplasty
  • Micro Neurovascular Free Muscle Transplant
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Mid Face Lift
  • Mini Abdominoplasty
  • Muscle Sparing Tram
  • Muscle Transplant
  • Neck Lift
  • Nerve Transfer
  • Nipple Reinnervation
  • Nipple Repair
  • Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
  • Non Surgical Face Lift
  • Oncologic Reconstruction
  • Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
  • Panniculectomy
  • Pedicle Tram
  • Pelvic Reconstruction
  • Percutaneous Pinning
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Post Pregnancy Body Restoration
  • Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction
  • Profunda Artery Perforator Flap
  • Radial Forearm Flap
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • Rejuvenation
  • Release Scar Contracture
  • Removal Of Buccal Fat Pads
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty Revision
  • Rib Cartilage Rhinoplasty
  • Scar Revision
  • Sensory Reinnervation
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Graft
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Skin Resurfacing And Rejuvenation
  • Skin Sparing Mastectomy
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap
  • Surgery For Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Tenolysis
  • Thigh Lift Surgery
  • Thoracodorsal Artery Perforator Flap
  • Transgender Care
  • Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap
  • Transverse Upper Gracilis Flap
  • Tug Flap
  • Vacuum Assisted Closure Therapy
  • Vacuum Assisted Wound Closure
  • Vertical Rectus Abdominis Muscle Flap
  • Wound Care
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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Floor 1
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 866-990-5516

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

Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2019)

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2018)

Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (2012)


    1. Top Peer Reviewer, 2019
    2. PRS Global Open, Best Case Report, Silver Award at the American Society of Plastic Surgery Meeting, 2018
    3. Third place Resident Research Competition, 95th Annual AAPS Meeting, 2016
    4. Best Paper Presentation, ASAPS 19th Annual Rhinoplasty Symposium, 2014
    5. Kawamoto Best Paper Award, ACPA-ASCFS, 2012
    6. Research Distinction, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, 2012
    7. Medical Student Scholarship, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, 2011
    8. John K. Robinson Researcher of the Year, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 2011
    9. Surgery Honors, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, 2010
    10. Neuroscience Scholastic Achievement, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, 2008

News and publications

  1. Tuberous Breast Deformity.  PRS Global Open Keynotes Podcast. April 2, 2019.
  2. One in Three Women Undergoing Breast Reconstruction Have Complications. New York Times. June 20, 2018
  3. Breast Reconstruction: ‘A Process Not a Procedure’ With Potential Short- and Long-Term Complications. The ASCO Post. August 25, 2018.
  4. Study: DermACELL® demonstrates superior clinical outcomes compared to AlloDerm® in breast reconstruction. PR News Wire. January 10, 2017.
  5. UM Medical Student News. Division of Plastic Surgery Newsletter. Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. March 2009, December 2010, December 2011.
  6. MedStar Washington Hospital Center Celebrated Physician of the Month. April 12, 2019.
  7. Featured as a Mentor in a Women’s Microsurgery Group Travel Scholarship Article. Spring-Summer 2019. The American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. Volume 30.1
  8. Flap vs Implant for Breast Reconstruction: How to Choose Experts say decision should be personalized. MedPage Today. June 20, 2018.
  9. MedStar Researcher Awarded Funds through Diabetes Research Grant. MedStar Research Institute. October 24, 2019.
  10. How We Reduce Pain after Plastic Surgery with the ERAS Protocol.  MedStar Washington Hospital Center. July 30, 2019.
  11. Breast Reconstruction: An Important Part of Healing After Breast Cancer Surgery.  MedStar Washington Hospital Center. September 10, 2019.
  12. Complex Abdominal Condition: Takes Twosome to Untangle. MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
  13. “Social Media during the COVID-19 Residency Application Cycle” with Kenneth Fan MD and David Song MD, MBA - a Resident Ambassador Special Edition. PRS Global Open Podcast. January 2021.

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  • Nov 30, 2023

    The physician was very informative in explaining to me the procedure and what to expect before and after.

  • Nov 28, 2023

    Clear explanations of procedure and care

  • Nov 28, 2023

    Excellent care as always