Alexander Jon Gilbert, MD| Transplant Nephrology, Nephrology | MedStar Health

Alexander Jon Gilbert, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (615 reviews)

Specialities: Transplant Nephrology, Nephrology

Languages: English

301-306-8583

About me

Alexander Gilbert, MD, completed his specialty training with fellowships in both nephrology and kidney transplantation at Harvard's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2004. He has had academic appointments at both Harvard and New York University before coming to Georgetown in 2013 to join the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute. He has expertise in both the pre- and post-surgical management of transplant patients, as well as managing living kidney donors.

Dr. Gilbert has a particular interest in education, and, for the last 10 years, he has designed and run a lecture series on kidney transplantation for training renal fellows. He regularly speaks on topics in transplantation to general nephrologists, dialysis center staff, and patient groups.

Dr. Gilbert is a regional representative to the United Network of Organ Sharing's (UNOS) Kidney Committee, responsible for the development of national policy regarding kidney transplants. He is also a member of the committee overseeing the management of the new national Kidney Allocation System.

Dr. Gilbert considers himself first and foremost a clinician and working directly with patients is the most rewarding part of his job. However, he also maintains an interest in research and has published on topics in immunology and expanding our ability to safely use donor organs. His current research includes new protocols to prevent recurrence of Focal Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in the transplant kidney, as well as research into the use of two new immunosuppressive protocols to prevent rejection after kidney transplantation.

Learn more about Dr. Gilbert's clinical trials.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • End Stage Renal Disease
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney Disease
  • Medical Management Of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acute Interstitial Nephritis
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Acute Tubular Necrosis
  • Alport Syndrome
  • Amyloid Nephropathy
  • Anti Glomerular Basement Membrane Disease
  • Azotemia
  • Bartter Syndrome
  • BK Virus Nephropathy
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) After Renal Transplant
  • Congenital Renal Disease
  • Contrast Induced Nephropathy
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Crystalluria
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Dialysis Related Amyloidosis
  • End Stage Renal Disease
  • Ethylene Glycol Poisoning
  • Familial Renal Amyloidosis
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Glomerulonephropathy
  • Glucocorticoid Remediable Hypertension
  • Gouty Nephropathy
  • Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis
  • Hematuria
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • HIV Nephropathy
  • Horseshoe Kidney
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hypercalciuria
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypermagnesemia
  • Hypernatremia
  • Hyperoxaluria
  • Hyperphosphatemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophy Of Kidney
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypomagnesemia
  • Hyponatremia
  • Hypophosphatemia
  • Iga Nephropathy
  • Iga Vasculitis
  • Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion
  • Ischemic Nephropathy
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Malformation
  • Lead Nephropathy
  • Liddle Syndrome
  • Light Chain Disorders
  • Lithium Nephropathy
  • Lithium Poisoning
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Malignant Hypertension
  • Maternal Iga Nephropathy
  • Maternal Renal Disease
  • Medullary Sponge Kidney
  • Membranous Nephropathy
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Metabolic Alkalosis
  • Methanol Poisoning
  • Microscopic Hematuria
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis
  • Minimal Change Kidney Disease
  • Nephritic Syndrome
  • Nephritis
  • Nephrocalcinosis
  • Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis
  • Nephropathy
  • Nephrosclerosis
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Nephrotoxicity
  • Obesity Related Glomerulopathy
  • Pauci Immune Glopmerulonephritis
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Postural Proteinuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Pseudohypoaldosteronism Type 1
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Radiation Nephropathy
  • Reflux Nephropathy
  • Renal Agenesis And Dysgenesis
  • Renal Anomalies
  • Renal Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Renal Cortical Necrosis
  • Renal Cysts
  • Renal Failure
  • Renal Hypoplasia
  • Renal Insufficiency
  • Renal Manifestations Of Sickle Cell Disease
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Renal Tubular Acidosis
  • Renovascular Hypertension
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Salt Balance Disorders
  • Secondary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Small Kidney
  • Solitary Kidney
  • Tubulointerstitial Nephritis
  • Uncontrolled Hypertension
  • Uremia
  • Uremic Encephalopathy
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Procedures I perform

  • Medical Management Of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
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Practice locations

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106 Irving Street Northwest
POB Ste 215
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-6389

Fax 855-778-6890

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 2nd Fl
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-3700

Fax 877-680-8192

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

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology

Fellowship Program: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2004)

Fellowship Program: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2003)

Residency Program: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2001)

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine (1998)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.7
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.7
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.7
  • Nov 18, 2022

    Such ease in communication

  • Nov 14, 2022

    The overall experience was very satifying.

  • Nov 3, 2022

    Doctor cancelled