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 (769 reviews)

Specialties: Transplant Nephrology, Nephrology

Languages: English


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


Fax 877-680-8192

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106 Irving Street Northwest
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Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 855-778-6890

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    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
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    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
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    • Beech Street PPO
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    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
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    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Anthem Plus BCBS of VA HealthKeepers Plus
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • United Navigate
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
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    • Tricare East Prime
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
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    • Virginia Premier
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    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
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    • United Golden Rule
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
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    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Carefirst EPO
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United Student Resources
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna EPO
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Tricare East Select
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • D-SNP)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
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    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
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    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • I-SNP
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Choice Plus
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    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
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    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO



Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology

Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2004)

Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2003)

Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2001)

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine Office of Registration and Student Records (1998)

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  • Feb 28, 2024


  • Jan 26, 2024

    Dr. Gilbert was very good, and I enjoyed my visit with him. He was a pleasant and welcomed surprise. My first visit with him was pleasant.

  • Nov 17, 2023

    The care provider concers about my health were excellent.