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 (472 reviews)

Specialities: 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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163 Thomas Johnson Drive
Suite E
Frederick, MD, 21702


Fax 301-662-7103

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


Fax 202-444-7304

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9000 Franklin Square Drive
Suite 120
Baltimore, MD, 21237


Fax 877-680-8192

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

  • Provider explained things understandably

  • Provider listened carefully

  • Provider knew medical history

  • Provider showed respect

  • Provider spent enough time with patient

  • Sep 23, 2022


  • Sep 12, 2022

    Excellent service and listening skills. Works with me and my needs.

  • Sep 1, 2022

    Dr. Rangnekar is a superstar. What a knowledgeable and kind doctor. I was impressed and appreciative that he arranged a test in a location that is convenient for me, and I got a call to set it up the next day!