Salem Kim, MD| Hematology Oncology | MedStar Health

Salem Kim, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Hematology Oncology

Languages: English


About me

Salem Kim, MD, is a board-certified hematologist at the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. As a specialist in blood disorders, Dr. Kim treats both benign hematology disorders (e.g., blood clots, anemias, thrombocytopenias, thalassemias, sickle cell disease) as well as malignant disorders (e.g., leukemias, lymphomas and multiple myeloma). Dr. Kim holds board certifications in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. She also is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.

Dr. Kim's approach to treatment depends on her patients’ individualized care needs and she aims to work together with her patients to develop a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to their goals of care. She is passionate about keeping abreast of the many new treatment options available for treating blood disorders and is excited to offer them to her patients.

Dr. Kim's research interests include non-cancerous blood disorders, which despite not being life-threatening, can be as life-changing as cancer. Referring physicians should know that Dr. Kim welcomes patients with various blood disorders, irrespective of whether they are benign or malignant in nature.

Dr. Kim completed her medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Upon graduation, she completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Next, she went on to obtain a fellowship in hematology and oncology at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, NY. During her fellowship, Dr. Kim was awarded the Jacobi Medical Center Days of the Giants Award for productivity and dedication to patient care. She was also a nominee for the Jacobi Medical Center Best Teaching Fellow award.

Philosophy of Care

“I work hard to establish trust with all my patients and aim to address all their questions and concerns regarding their diagnoses and treatment plans sincerely and honestly. Many of my patients come into my office worried and scared about their disorders, and I want them to walk out feeling educated about their disease and comfortable with the treatment plan we have developed together.”

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acquired Factor Inhibitor
  • Adult T Cell Leukemia
  • Adverse Effects To Anticoagulants
  • Aids Related Malignancies
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia Of Chronic Disease
  • Anemia Of Pregnancy
  • Antithrombin Deficiency
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Autoimmune Cytopenia
  • Autoimmune Neutropenia (AIN)
  • B12 Deficiency Anemia
  • Bleeding Disorder
  • Blood Cancer
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Fibrosis
  • Chronic Neutrophilic Leukemia
  • Clonal Cytopenia Of Undetermined Significance
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Elevated Ferritin
  • Erythrocytosis
  • Evans Syndrome
  • Factor Eight Disorder
  • Factor V Leiden
  • Hellp Syndrome
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia Inhibitors
  • Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • High Iron
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Leukocytosis
  • Leukopenia
  • Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphopenia
  • Maternal Hematologic Disorders
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Myeloproliferative Diseases
  • Neutropenia
  • Neutrophilia
  • Non Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Plasma Cell Dyscrasia
  • Plasmacytoma
  • Poems Syndrome
  • Polycythemia
  • Porphyria
  • Pure Red Cell Aplasia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Secondary Polycythemia
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Smoldering Multiple Myeloma
  • Spherocytosis
  • Splenomegaly
  • Thalassemia
  • Thalassemia Trait
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombophilia
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Von Willebrand Disease
  • Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia
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Procedures I perform

  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Blood Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Suite C2149
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-877-8910

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


Fellowship Program: Montefiore Medical Center (2018)

Residency Program: University of Illinois College of Medicine (2015)

Medical School: UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School (2012)

Hospital affiliations