Nadiesda A. Costa, MD,MPH| Transplant Nephrology | MedStar Health

Nadiesda A. Costa, MD, MPH
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Transplant Nephrology

Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, English

About me

Dr. Costa is a board-certified nephrologist with more than 10 years’ experience in transplant nephrology. She is also board certified in internal medicine. She comes to MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute from the University of Maryland Medical System, where the majority of her patients were medically complex. 

She earned her medical degree from Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo, Escuela de Medicina in the Dominican Republic and her MPH with a focus in epidemiology from University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Costa completed her internship, residency, and fellowship in nephrology at East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine. She also completed a fellowship in kidney transplantation at University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Costa has served as a clinical assistant professor in internal medicine and nephrology and hypertension at East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine and assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology at University of Maryland School of Medicine. Since 2017, she has been the commissioner representing transplantation on the Maryland State Commission on Kidney Disease.

She has published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Transplantation, American Journal of Transplantation, and Transplant International and has written book chapters. Her areas of special interest and research include transplant diagnostics and long-term post-transplant outcomes.

She is a member of several national societies including the American Society of Nephrology, the Renal Physicians Association, and the American Society of Transplantation.

Dr. Costa sees patients at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and runs a clinic for Spanish language speakers at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

When not at work, Dr. Costa enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to tropical destinations.

Clinical areas of focus

  • BK Virus Nephropathy
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) After Renal Transplant
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Kidney Transplant Malfunction
  • Kidney Transplant Rejection
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • BK Virus Nephropathy
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) After Renal Transplant
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Kidney Transplant Malfunction
  • Kidney Transplant Rejection
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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Suite 2
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 202-444-6193

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106 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010


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



Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship Program: University of North Carolina (2012)

Graduate Education: Univ of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health (2011)

Fellowship Program: East Carolina University (2008)

Residency Program: East Carolina University (2005)

Internship Program: East Carolina University (2003)

Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo (1998)