Amol S. Rangnekar, MD| Hepatology, Liver Transplant Surgery | MedStar Health

Amol S. Rangnekar, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (638 reviews)

Specialties: Hepatology, Liver Transplant Surgery, Transplant Hepatology

Languages: English


About me

Board certified in transplant hepatology, gastroenterology and internal medicine, Dr. Rangnekar is a transplant hepatologist in the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, and assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University. He also has a Master of Science degree in healthcare research, with a special interest in viral hepatitis and acute liver failure. Besides his medical education role at Georgetown, Dr. Rangnekar served on a national committee for hepatology training.

Dr. Rangnekar has won recognition for his contributions in training other physicians, in translating research into clinical practice, and in patient care. Toward that end, he is highly rated by MedStar Georgetown patients for his listening skills, ability to explain complicated  conditions and treatments, and other factors patients value. 

Philosophy of Care
As a physician who treats patients with a variety of serious liver diseases, some which require a transplant, part of my job is to carefully explain the diagnosis and treatment in a way that patients and their families understand. I also take the time to listen to my patients, so that I can better understand their symptoms and identify the best treatment options for them. Patient care informs my contribution to liver disease research and provides me with the experience from which to teach physicians and students in training.

Conditions Treated

  • Pre-and post-liver transplant care
  • Cirrhosis
  • Liver cancer
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis B
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Abnormal liver enzymes

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Liver Function Blood Test
  • Abnormal Results Of Liver Function Study
  • Alcoholic Cirrhosis
  • Alcoholic Hepatitis
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Budd Chiari Syndrome
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholangitis
  • Chronic Liver Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis
  • Drug Induced Liver Injury
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Fatty Liver
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis D
  • Hepatitis E
  • Jaundice
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Failure
  • Liver Mass
  • Metabolic Liver Disease
  • Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Wilson's Disease
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Procedures I perform

  • Combined Transplant (KIDNEY-LIVER)
  • Heterotopic Liver Transplant
  • Liver Transplant
  • Living Donor Liver Transplant
  • Pretransplant Clearance
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Practice locations

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9000 Franklin Square Drive
Suite 120
Baltimore, MD, 21237


Fax 877-680-8192

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3020 Hamaker Court
Suite 501
Fairfax, VA, 22031


Fax 703-698-9256

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2629 Riva Road
Suite 110
Annapolis, MD, 21401


Fax 877-690-8193

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163 Thomas Johnson Drive
Suite E
Frederick, MD, 21702


Fax 301-662-7103

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


Fax 202-444-2969

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


Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Transplant Hepatology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship Program: Columbia University Medical Center (2013)

Fellowship Program: New York Presbyterian Hospital (2013)

Fellowship Program: University of Michigan Hospitals (2012)

Residency Program: University of Michigan Hospital (2008)

Internship Program: Montefiore Medical Center (2006)

Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School (2005)


  • Advanced Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Award, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Clinical and Translational Science Award, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, University of Michigan Clinical and Translational Science Award, Georgetown University

News and publications

MyGeorgetownMD - Health Newsletter (Fall 2017) Hope and Health Restored with Lifesaving Liver Transplant

  • Fontana RJ, Ellerbe C, Durkalski VE, Rangnekar A, et al. Two-year outcomes in initial survivors with acute liver failure: results from a prospective, multicentre study. Liver Int. 2015 Feb;35(2):370-80.
  • Rangnekar AS, Ellerbe C, Durkalski V, McGuire BM, et al. Quality of life is significantly impaired in long-term survivors of acute liver failure and particularly in acetaminophen-overdose patients. Liver Transpl. 2013 Sept;19(9):991-1000.
  • Rangnekar AS and Fontana RJ. IL-28B polymorphisms and the response to antiviral therapy in HCV genotype 2 and 3 varies by ethnicity: a meta-analysis. J Viral Hepat. 2013 Jun;20(6):377-84.
  • Rangnekar AS and Fontana RJ. Meta-analysis: IL-28B genotype and sustained viral clearance in HCV genotype 1 patients. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2012 Jul;36(2):104-14.
  • Rangnekar AS and Fontana RJ. Managing drug-drug interactions with boceprevir and telaprevir. Clinical Liver Disease. 2012 Apr;1(2):36-40.

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

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  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

  • Feb 9, 2024

    Excellent service

  • Feb 9, 2024

    Dr. Rangnekar was exceptional! He put my concerns at ease, actively listened and provided empathy and information to help guide next steps. I would not one any one else as my doctor in this area - his professionalism and personableness is unparalleled.

  • Jan 12, 2024