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

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

4.8 out of 5 (262 reviews)

Specialities: 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 202-444-0899

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Fax 202-444-0899


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 Surgery, Surgery

Fellowship Program: Lahey Clinic Medical Center (2011)

Residency Program: Lahey Clinic Medical Center (2009)

Medical School: Harvard Medical School (2000)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

  • Provider listened carefully

  • Provider knew medical history

  • Provider showed respect

  • Provider spent enough time with patient

  • Aug 17, 2022

    Very friendly, professional, questions answered carefully & fully.

  • Aug 17, 2022

    Dr. Verbesey is very attentive and professional

  • Aug 5, 2022

    Very knowledgeable, thoughtful and caring.