Nikiya O Asamoah, MD| Gastroenterology | MedStar Health

Nikiya O Asamoah, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Gastroenterology

Languages: English

202-877-3062

About me

Nikiya Asamoah, MD, is a board-certified adult gastroenterologist affiliated with MedStar Washington Hospital Center. 

Dr. Asamoah specializes in treating digestive disorders, including inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis. She also helps patients with general gastroenterology issues, such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding. She performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including hydrogen breath tests, video capsule endoscopy, esophageal dilations, upper endoscopy, and colonoscopy.

Dr. Asamoah’s clinical and research interests include chronic inflammatory conditions, primarily inflammatory bowel disease. Passionate about pediatric and adult gastroenterology care, Dr. Asamoah has a particular interest in the transition of care as children enter adulthood. She enjoys working alongside patients to help them understand the long-term risks of treatments and medications for their chronic inflammatory conditions. 

Dr. Asamoah earned her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She then completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency at Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, followed by a gastroenterology fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center. 

As a respected gastroenterologist, Dr. Asamoah is the recipient of the CCFA Visiting IBD Fellowship Award from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America and the Teaching and Tomorrow Program Grant from the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Dr. Asamoah is also affiliated with many professional organizations, including the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, the American Gastroenterology Association, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American College of Physicians, and the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

When she’s not working, Dr. Asamoah enjoys jogging, traveling, and spending time with her terrier-mix, Lexa.

Philosophy of Care
“I’m focused on providing patient-centered care. I have heard many patients say that they know their bodies, and I trust that they do. It is my job to help correlate their symptoms and what they are feeling to disease processes to offer them the best treatment options. To help people most, it is important to build a strong patient-doctor relationship. I want my patients to feel comfortable with the care decisions that we make as a team. My goal is to treat the patient’s overall health so they can live their lives normally.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Blood In Stool
  • Colonoscopy
  • Dysphagia
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Melena
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Vomiting
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Amylase Blood Test
  • Abnormal Liver Function Blood Test
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Annular Pancreas
  • Anorexia
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Biliary
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Blood In Stool
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Elevated Alkaline Phosphatase Level
  • Elevated Lipase
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Mass
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Thickening
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophagitis
  • Family History Of Colon Cancer
  • Family History Of Colon Polyps
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Polyp
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Stromal Tumors
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Hematemesis
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Ischemic Bowel
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Jaundice
  • Left Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Liver Mass
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Stomach
  • Melena
  • Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Pancreas Divisum
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peritonitis
  • Personal History Of Colonic Polyps
  • Positive Hemoccult Fecal Occult Blood Test
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Right Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Vomiting
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Procedures I perform

  • Colon Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Early Detection Of Cancer
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Of Esophagus
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Of Large Colon Polyps
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) With Dilation
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Screening
  • Gastroscopy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation For Barrett's Esophagus
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Balloon Enteroscopy
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Practice locations

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106 Irving Street Northwest
POB Ste 205 South Tower
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-7108

Fax 202-877-3062

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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 Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Fellowship Program: Loyola University Medical Center (2017)

Residency Program: Medical College of Wisconsin (2014)

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine (2010)

Hospital affiliations