Davoud Mohtat, MD| Pediatric Nephrology | MedStar Health
Davoud Mohtat

Davoud Mohtat, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Pediatric Nephrology

Languages: Persian Farsi, Farsi, Turkish, English

(877) 680-5502

Clinical areas of focus

  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hematuria
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney Stone
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Proteinuria
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hematuria
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney Stone
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Proteinuria
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Practice locations

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4200 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Suite 400
Washington, DC, 20016


Fax 202-243-3434

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Fax 202-243-3434


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


Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Yeshiva University (2010)

Residency: SUNY Downstate (2007)

Medical School: Uludag Universitesi (1998)

News and publications


Transcriptome analysis of human diabetic kidney disease.

Woroniecka KI, Park AS, Mohtat D, Thomas DB, Pullman JM, Susztak K.Diabetes. 2011 Sep;60(9):2354-69. doi: 10.2337/db10-1181. Epub 2011 Jul 13.PMID: 21752957 Free PMC article.

Fine tuning gene expression: the epigenome.

Mohtat D, Susztak K.Semin Nephrol. 2010 Sep;30(5):468-76. doi: 10.1016/j.semnephrol.2010.07.004.PMID: 21044758 Free PMC article. Review.

Cytosine methylation changes in enhancer regions of core pro-fibrotic genes characterize kidney fibrosis development.

Ko YA, Mohtat D, Suzuki M, Park AS, Izquierdo MC, Han SY, Kang HM, Si H, Hostetter T, Pullman JM, Fazzari M, Verma A, Zheng D, Greally JM, Susztak K.Genome Biol. 2013;14(10):R108. doi: 10.1186/gb-2013-14-10-r108.PMID: 24098934 Free PMC article.

Kidney cancer is characterized by aberrant methylation of tissue-specific enhancers that are prognostic for overall survival.

Hu CY, Mohtat D, Yu Y, Ko YA, Shenoy N, Bhattacharya S, Izquierdo MC, Park AS, Giricz O, Vallumsetla N, Gundabolu K, Ware K, Bhagat TD, Suzuki M, Pullman J, Liu XS, Greally JM, Susztak K, Verma A.Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Aug 15;20(16):4349-60. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-14-0494. Epub 2014 Jun 10.PMID: 24916699 Free PMC article.

Urinary transforming growth factor beta-1 as a marker of renal dysfunction in sickle cell disease.

Mohtat D, Thomas R, Du Z, Boakye Y, Moulton T, Driscoll C, Woroniecki R.Pediatr Nephrol. 2011 Feb;26(2):275-80. doi: 10.1007/s00467-010-1677-9. Epub 2010 Nov 25.PMID: 21107986

Long-term outcome of early versus delayed rasagiline treatment in early Parkinson's disease.

Hauser RA, Lew MF, Hurtig HI, Ondo WG, Wojcieszek J, Fitzer-Attas CJ; TEMPO Open-label Study Group.Mov Disord. 2009 Mar 15;24(4):564-73. doi: 10.1002/mds.22402.PMID: 19086083 Clinical Trial.