Jennifer Ehlin Verbesey, MD| Pediatric Kidney Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery | MedStar Health

Jennifer Ehlin Verbesey, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (338 reviews)

Specialties: Pediatric Kidney Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Transplant Surgery

Languages: English


About me

Jennifer E. Verbesey, MD, is board certified in general surgery and specializes in kidney/pancreas transplantation for adults and children, and live donor nephrectomies. Dr. Verbesey is the director of the Living Donor Kidney Transplant program at the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, the surgical director of the Pediatric Kidney Transplant program at MedStar Georgetown Hospital/Children's National Medical Center, and an assistant professor of surgery at Georgetown University Medical School.

Transplant surgery combines what Dr. Verbesey considers to be the best parts of medicine, science and technology, the need for complex decision making, and the opportunity to help others while building lasting relationships.

Focusing on the living donor kidney program allows Dr. Verbesey to develop long-term relationships with both kidney donors and recipients. Thanks to the latest medical advances, she's able to make matches using organs that at one time would have been considered incompatible. She and her team specialize in compatible transplants, as well as desensitization procedures, ABO incompatible transplants, and kidney swaps and exchanges.

Dr. Verbesey contributes to advancing transplantation through her research interests in living donor outcomes and quality of life, desensitization procedures and kidney exchanges. In addition, she is heavily involved with education as the associate fellowship director for transplant surgery and as the director of the transplant surgery rotation for residents and medical students.

In the News 

Army Buddies Reunite after 16 years when One Donates Kidney to the Other at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Kidney Transplant Recipient Finds Her Donor Because of Mutual Love for Rescuing Dogs

Clinical areas of focus

  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) After Renal Transplant
  • Combined Transplant (KIDNEY-PANCREAS)
  • Cytomegaloviral Infection
  • Donor Nephrectomy
  • Kidney Transplant Malfunction
  • Kidney Transplant Rejection
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplant
  • Removal Of Transplanted Or Rejected Kidney
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) After Renal Transplant
  • Cytomegaloviral Infection
  • Kidney Transplant Malfunction
  • Kidney Transplant Rejection
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Procedures I perform

  • Combined Transplant (KIDNEY-PANCREAS)
  • Donor Nephrectomy
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplant
  • Removal Of Transplanted Or Rejected Kidney
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Practice locations

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


Fax 202-444-2969

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Fax 202-444-2969


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  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Network OA
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Open HMO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • First Health PPO
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • Tricare Prime
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO



Residency: Lahey Clinic Arlington (2002)

Medical School: Harvard Medical School Office of the Registrar (2000)

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  • Oct 17, 2023

    Answered all questions.

  • Aug 18, 2023

    Appreciate Dr V looking into my question

  • Aug 11, 2023

    Definitely would recommend this Dr.