Phillip Hong Lam, MD| Heart Failure And Transplantation Cardiology | MedStar Health

Phillip Hong Lam, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (87 reviews)

Specialities: Heart Failure And Transplantation Cardiology

Languages: Chinese - Cantonese, Chinese - Mandarin, Vietnamese, English

(202) 877-9393

About me

Phillip H. Lam, MD, is an Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology physician at the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. As a cardiology and heart failure specialist, Dr. Lam treats patients with varying levels of heart failure. He treats less advanced cases by prescribing medication and other therapies intended to reverse or slow the progression of their disease. For more advanced cases, he specializes in the management of heart transplants and mechanical support, including temporary as well as more durable mechanical circulatory support devices.

Dr. Lam’s specific research interests include risk prognosticators and medical therapies in patients with heart failure. He has published and contributed to papers in various high-impact journals, including the American Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the Journal of the American Medical Association Cardiology, the European Journal of Heart Failure, and the International Journal of Cardiology. 

Philosophy of Care
"I believe that patients with heart failure should be treated on a spectrum. Care should begin with diagnosis and continue throughout treatment, whether the outcome is recovery or the need for more advanced therapies. I treat patients at all points of the spectrum.I always try to be the patient’s strongest advocate, and as such, I will always do my absolute best for an individual patient’s care.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Advanced Heart Failure (ADHF)
  • Cardiac Amyloid
  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Circulatory Assist Devices
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Transplant
  • Home Inotropes
  • Ventricular Assist Device
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
  • Advanced Heart Failure (ADHF)
  • Cardiac Amyloid
  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Transplant Rejection
  • Infiltrative Disorders Of The Heart
  • Myocarditis
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
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Procedures I perform

  • Chronic Inotropic Therapy
  • Circulatory Assist Devices
  • Heart Transplant
  • Home Inotropes
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Pretransplant Clearance
  • Ventricular Assist Device
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
MHVI-1st Floor North Addition
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-4698

Fax 202-877-9393

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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

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Fellowship Program: Brigham and Women's Hospital (2019)

Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2018)

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2015)

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine (2011)

Hospital affiliations

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.9
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.9
  • Sep 6, 2022

    Always explains everything so well; gives all the options w/ their pros/cons, he is always upbeat and hopeful w/ the options presented which gives me hope too.

  • Aug 31, 2022

    Dr Lam explained everything in detail and would always ask if we had any questions after he discussed every scenario

  • Jun 1, 2022

    Dr. Lam listens, and explains the issues well.