Adrienne Showler, MD| Infectious Diseases | MedStar Health

Adrienne Showler, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (251 reviews)

Specialties: Infectious Diseases

Languages: French, English

About me

Dr. Adrienne Showler is the Section Chief of Tropical Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital.   She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ill returned travelers with conditions such as malaria, dengue, zika, chikungunya, typhoid fever, travellers diarrhea, and a wide variety of parasitic infections.  She dedicates herself to caring for patients with neglected tropical diseases including American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas Disease), leishmaniasis, echinococcus, filariasis (loa loa, onchocerciasis), leprosy, and strongyloides.  Dr. Showler also oversees the travel medicine program, which focuses on travellers with unique health concerns (eg. pregnancy, compromised immune systems, HIV) and who have complex travel itineraries.  


Dr. Showler completed her infectious disease fellowship at the University of Toronto in Canada, and a Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the Gorgas Course in Lima, Peru.  She holds a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, did her thesis at the National Institutes of Health.  Dr. Showler loves to teach clinical tropical medicine and parasitology, and is very involved in education and academic research.  She is a member of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and International Society of Travel Medicine.


Clinical areas of focus

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Malaria
  • Travel Medicine
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acanthamoeba Infection
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Amebiasis Infection
  • Anthrax
  • Cerebral Toxoplasmosis
  • Chagas Disease
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Dengue Fever
  • Echinococcus Infections
  • Fever Of Unknown Origin
  • Filariasis
  • Flukes
  • Giardiasis
  • Gnathostomiasis
  • Helminthiasis
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Leprosy
  • Leptospirosis
  • Listeriosis
  • Loiasis
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malaria
  • Melioidosis
  • Onchocerciasis
  • Paracoccidioidomycosis
  • Paragonimiasis
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Parasitic Meningitis
  • Q Fever
  • Rabies
  • Rat Bite Fever
  • Relapsing Fever
  • Rhinoscleroma
  • Schistosoma Japonicum Infections
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Spirochetal Infection
  • Sporotrichosis
  • Spotted Fevers
  • Toxocariasis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Trypanosomiasis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Typhus Fever
  • West Nile Virus
  • Yellow Fever
  • Zika Virus
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Procedures I perform

  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • MMR Vaccine
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Polio Vaccination
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Travel Medicine
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test
  • Typhoid Fever Vaccination
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination
  • Zika Virus Testing
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 5th Fl
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 877-665-8072

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  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
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    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice


Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Fellowship Program: University of Toronto Hospital (2014)

Residency Program: University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine (2012)

Medical School: University of Ottawa (2009)

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  • Dec 18, 2023

    Dr. Showler is an excellent and kind professional.

  • Nov 6, 2023

    Dr. Showler is wonderful!!!

  • Oct 2, 2023

    Dr. Showler is terrific.