Nancy Nienhwa Hu, MD| Neurology | MedStar Health

Nancy Nienhwa Hu, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (434 reviews)

Specialties: Neurology

Languages: English


About me

Nancy N. Hu, MD, is a Neurologist for MedStar Health, practicing at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Georgetown Neurology at Mclean.

Dr. Hu earned her medical degree at Georgetown University and completed a three-year Neurology Residency at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. She was named Chief Resident for Outreach, and her excellence in medical student teaching and mentorship was recognized with the Hugh H. Hussey Award. She now also serves as the director for the Neurology clerkship for Georgetown University Medical School.

She completed her fellowship training in Neuro-lmmunology and Multiple Sclerosis at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).

Dr. Hu is also active in the core team of the Multiple Sclerosis Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) at the Georgetown Multiple Sclerosis and Neuro-lmmunology Center. She champions healthcare access, communication, and care coordination.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Blurred Vision
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Fatigue
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Spasms
  • Spasticity
  • Tingling
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Weakness
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Reflexes
  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
  • Arm Weakness
  • Autoimmune Encephalopathy
  • Behcet Syndrome
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Concussion
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Facial Droop
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facial Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)
  • Headache
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Lacunar Stroke
  • Leg Weakness
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Medication Overuse Headache
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myelitis
  • Neuralgia
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Spasms
  • Spasticity
  • Tingling
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Weakness
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Procedures I perform

  • Botox For Migraines
  • Botox For Spasticity
  • Headache Therapy
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Infusion Treatment
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Rehabilitation
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 7th Fl Dept Neurology
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 410-354-7953

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1420 Beverly Road
Suite 300
McLean, VA, 22101


Fax 410-354-7953

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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
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • 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
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • 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)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Tricare Prime
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • First Health PPO
    • United Student Resources
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice


Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2018)

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2017)

Internship Program: Montefiore Medical Center (2014)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (2013)

Ratings and reviews

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

  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

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

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

  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

  • Dec 29, 2023

    Love Dr. Hu

  • Dec 20, 2023

    Did not feel rushed, great experience.

  • Dec 19, 2023

    Dr. Nancy Hu was fantastic. She listened and took the time to go over my scans with me. She was kind, listened to my concerns, and explained everything very thoroughly. I would definitely recommend her to friends and family.