Kenneth M Lee, MD| Cardiology | MedStar Health

Kenneth M Lee, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (1278 reviews)

Specialties: Cardiology

Languages: English

202-416-2007

About me

Kenneth Lee, MD, is a general consultative cardiologist in private practice and Facility Managing Director at the Lafayette Center Office for Medstar Heart & Vascular Institute. He specializes in seeing patients who are at risk of cardiovascular disease in addition to individuals who have been diagnosed with hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, cardiac rhythm disturbances, heart failure, and coronary artery disease, among other cardiovascular conditions. He takes special interest in the prevention and treatment of hypertension and hypercholesterolemia.

Prior to joining MedStar, Dr. Lee performed complex procedures like angioplasties and cardiac catheritizations for more than 35 years in his private practice. Now, he is passionate about helping patients understand their role in their overall health and cardiovascular health and how they can prevent the development of certain cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. Lee focuses on a partnership approach with each patient and his/her family that stresses the prevention of cardiovascular disease by being proactive regarding cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes mellitus, and smoking, in addition to the management of ongoing cardiovascular issues.

After receiving his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Lee went on to complete an internal medicine internship with the Portsmouth Naval Regional Medical Center. He then completed a residency in internal medicine with Bethesda National Naval Medical Center. Following this training, he served as White House Physician to President Ronald Reagan.

Dr. Lee served as regimental surgeon with the U.S. Marines in Okinawa, Japan, before continuing his training in cardiology. Upon his return, he completed a general cardiology fellowship and a specialty fellowship in interventional cardiology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Lee has been recognized for his excellence in patient care and has been named ‘Top Doctor’ by the Washingtonian magazine and Washington Checkbook magazine for the past 20 years.

Philosophy of Care
“There’s no one rigid approach to healthcare management -- each treatment plan has to be individualized in order to achieve the best results for each patient. My philosophy is to work with my patients to tailor treatments to their specific needs, as opposed to having them fit into a mold or a guideline of treatment.

“I take pride in my ability to explain medical terminology in a way that eliminates intimidation and helps patients obtain a clear understanding of their condition and their treatment options. It’s important to me that my patients feel as though they can approach me with questions and that they are part of the decision-making process regarding treatment, rather than feeling they are having a decision dictated to them.

“I’m fully accessible to referring physicians and do my best to communicate results as soon as I have them available.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abnormal Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease In Women
  • Heart Murmur
  • Hypertension
  • Palpitations
  • Syncope
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Coronary Angiography
  • Abnormal Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Acute Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
  • Advanced Heart Failure (ADHF)
  • Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anomalies Of The Coronary Artery
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Ulcer
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Sclerosis
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis Of The Aorta
  • Athletic Heart Syndrome
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Atrial Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Autoimmune Pericarditis
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Angina
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Insufficiency
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiac Tumor
  • Cardio Oncology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiopulmonary Disease
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome
  • Cardiotoxicity
  • Carotid Aneurysm
  • Carotid Intimal Thickness
  • Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
  • Chemodectoma
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Artery Fistula
  • Cyanotic Heart Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Double Aortic Arch
  • Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV)
  • Dysautonomia
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Edema
  • Eisenmenger Syndrome
  • Elevated Creatine Kinase
  • Exercise Induced Syncope
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Familial Arrhythmias
  • Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Family History Of Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Genetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Giant Cell Myocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease In Women
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Problems
  • Heart Racing
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Infiltrative Disorders Of The Heart
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Left Bundle Branch Block
  • Left Heart Failure
  • Left Ventricular Dysfunction
  • Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Lymphangitis
  • Lymphedema
  • Malignant Hypertension
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Microvascular Dysfunction
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mthfr Mutation
  • Myocardial Infarction (MI)
  • Myocarditis
  • Myxoma
  • Orthopnea
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Palpitations
  • Papillary Muscle Disorders
  • Paraganglioma
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (PAPVR)
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Edema
  • Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
  • Pre Excitation Syndrome
  • Premature Atrial Contraction
  • Premature Beats
  • Premature Ventricular Contractions
  • Prinzmetals Angina
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Capillary Hemangiomatosis
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypoplasia
  • Pulmonary Valve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Vein Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Veno Occlusive Disease
  • Refractory Angina
  • Renal Vein Compression
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Aortic Regurgitation
  • Rheumatic Aortic Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Diseases Of Pulmonary Valve
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Rheumatic Heart Failure
  • Rheumatic Mitral Regurgitation
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
  • Right Bundle Branch Block
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Right Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Single Ventricle Defect
  • Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Subaortic Stenosis
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Tachycardia Bradycardia Syndrome
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Dissection
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Type 1 Second Degree Heart Block
  • Type 2 Second Degree Heart Block
  • Unstable Angina
  • Valve Stenosis
  • Valvular Endocarditis
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Variant Angina
  • Vasospastic Angina
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Venous Tumors
  • Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Viral Cardiomyopathy
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Duplex Ultrasound
  • Adenosine Stress Test
  • Advanced Lipid Blood Tests
  • Anticoagulation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Risk Assessment
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Collateral Vessel Closure
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Brachytherapy
  • Coronary Calcium Scoring
  • Directional Atherectomy
  • Dobutamine Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiology Testing
  • Heart Failure Screening
  • Heart Health
  • Holter Monitor
  • Implantable Cardiac Monitor Procedure
  • In Office Cardiac Echocardiogram
  • In Office Cardiac Stress Test
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Loop Recorder
  • Nuclear Cardiology Test Reading
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Preventative Cardiology
  • Prosthetic Heart Valves
  • Pulmonary And Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Sports Related Cardiovascular Assessment
  • Stress Echo Cardiogram
  • Thallium Stress Test
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Transthoracic Echocardiogram
  • Vo2 Measurement
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Practice locations

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6410 Rockledge Drive
Suite 401
Bethesda, MD, 20817

301-570-7404

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18101 Prince Philip Drive
Suite 4100
Olney, MD, 20832

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1133 21st Street Northwest
Suite 700
Washington, DC, 20036

202-416-2000

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Insurance

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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (1990)

Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (1989)

Residency Program: National Naval Medical Center (1984)

Internship Program: Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (1980)

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School (1979)

Ratings and reviews

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

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Dec 12, 2023

    Dr. Kenneth Lee is an excellent and caring physician

  • Dec 5, 2023

    Dr. Lee addressed all of my concerns and issues and made recommendations to help me improve my health

  • Nov 30, 2023

    I've been seeing Dr. Lee for many years and hope to continue for many more.