Bilal Ali, MD| Hepatology, Gastroenterology | MedStar Health

Bilal Ali, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

5.0 out of 5 (36 reviews)

Specialties: Hepatology, Gastroenterology

Languages: English

877-743-0170

Clinical areas of focus

  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
  • Helicobacter Pylori
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Amylase Blood Test
  • Abnormal Liver Function Blood Test
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Annular Pancreas
  • Anorexia
  • Appendiceal Cancer
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Bile Duct Mass
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Blood In Stool
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Elevated Alkaline Phosphatase Level
  • Elevated Lipase
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Mass
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Thickening
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophagitis
  • Family History Of Colon Cancer
  • Family History Of Colon Polyps
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Polyp
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Stromal Tumors
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Hematemesis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Ischemic Bowel
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Jaundice
  • Left Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Liver Mass
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Stomach
  • Melena
  • Nausea
  • Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Pancreas Divisum
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peritonitis
  • Personal History Of Colonic Polyps
  • Positive Hemoccult Fecal Occult Blood Test
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Right Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Vomiting
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Procedures I perform

  • Colon Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Screening
  • Early Detection Of Cancer
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) With Botox Injection
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) With Dilation
  • Feeding Tube Management
  • Feeding Tube Removal
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Screening
  • Gastroscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
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Practice locations

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8401 Connecticut Avenue
PH-B
Bethesda, MD, 20815

240-223-2330

Fax 410-657-1942

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Fax 410-657-1942

3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Building 2
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-8541

Fax 877-303-1462

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Fax 877-303-1462

1420 Beverly Road
Suite 205
McLean, VA, 22101

703-852-8060

Fax 877-743-0170

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1133 21st Street Northwest
Building 2
Washington, DC, 20036

202-416-2000

Fax 877-625-1478

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Fax 877-625-1478

106 Irving Street Northwest
POB Ste 205 South Tower
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-7108

Fax 202-877-3062

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Fax 202-877-3062

Insurance

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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Fellowship: University of Tennessee College of Medicine (2020)

Fellowship: University of Tennessee College of Medicine (2016)

Residency: Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners (2010)

Medical School: Kagawa Medical University (2005)

News and publications

1. Post-liver transplant outcomes in patients with major psychiatric diagnosis in the United StatesPost-liver transplant outcomes in patients with major psychiatric diagnosis in the United States.

Annals of Hepatology · Jun 22, 2021

2. Transplantation of liver from hepatitis C-infected donors to hepatitis C RNA-negative recipients: Histological and virologic outcomeTransplantation of liver from hepatitis C-infected donors to hepatitis C RNA-negative recipients: Histological and virologic outcome

Clinical Transplantation · Mar 29, 2021

3. Effect of Opioid Treatment on Clinical Outcomes Among Cirrhotic Patients in the United StatesEffect of Opioid Treatment on Clinical Outcomes Among Cirrhotic Patients in the United States

Clinical Transplantation · Jun 1, 2020

4. Achieving Sustained Virological Response in Liver Transplant Recipients With Hepatitis C Decreases Risk of Decline in Renal FunctionAchieving Sustained Virological Response in Liver Transplant Recipients With Hepatitis C Decreases Risk of Decline in Renal Function

Liver Transplantation · Aug 1, 2018

5. Long-term outcomes of early compared to late onset choledochocholedochal anastomotic strictures after orthotopic liver transplantation.Long-term outcomes of early compared to late onset choledochocholedochal anastomotic strictures after orthotopic liver transplantation.

Clin Transplant. · Jul 1, 2017

6. Efficacy and Safety of Sofosbuvir-Based Direct Acting Antivirals for Hepatitis C in Septuagenarians and Octogenarians Efficacy and Safety of Sofosbuvir-Based Direct Acting Antivirals for Hepatitis C in Septuagenarians and Octogenarians

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology · Jun 1, 2017

7. A meta-analysis of endoscopic ultrasound-fine-needle aspiration compared to endoscopic ultrasound-fine-needle biopsy: diagnostic yield and the value of onsite cytopathological assessment

Endoscopy Int Open · May 1, 2017

8. Efficacy and safety of EUS-guided biliary drainage in comparison with percutaneous biliary drainage when ERCP fails: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Gastrointest Endosc · May 1, 2017

9. Outcome of Liver Transplant Recipients With Revascularized Coronary Artery Disease: A Comparative Analysis With and Without Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Transplantation · Apr 1, 2017Transplantation · Apr 1, 2017

10, Efficacy and safety of endoscopic gallbladder drainage in acute cholecystitis: Is it better than percutaneous gallbladder drainage?

Gastrointest Endosc. · Jan 1, 2017

11. Mesalamine Does Not Help Prevent Recurrent Acute Colonic Diverticulitis: Meta-Analysis of Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trials

Gastroenterology · Apr 1, 2016

12. Efficacy of self-expandable metal stents in management of benign biliary strictures and comparison with multiple plastic stents: a meta-analysis

Endoscopy · Jul 1, 2017

13. Liver Injury in Patients With Cholestatic Liver Disease Treated With Obeticholic Acid

Hepatology · Apr 1, 2020

14. Transplantation of liver from hepatitis C-infected donors to hepatitis C RNA-negative recipients: Histological and virologic outcome

Clinical Transplantation · Mar 29, 2021

Ratings and reviews

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

    5.0
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    5.0
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    5.0
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    5.0
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    5.0
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    5.0
  • Mar 29, 2024

    The doctor was excellent. Really took time to listen and understand my symptoms. He was personable and explained things in a way that was easy to understand. I feel very comfortable receiving care from him.

  • Mar 21, 2024

    EXCELLENT DOCTOR!!!!! Will recommend him to everyone. So kind, so caring!! Took the time to talk to me and calm me. Went above and beyond!

  • Mar 7, 2024

    Dr. Ali was excellent. I was very impressed