Peter Lawrence Abrams, MD| Kidney Transplant Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery | MedStar Health

Peter Lawrence Abrams, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Kidney Transplant Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery, Transplant Surgery

Languages: English


About me

Dr. Abrams is Assistant Professor of Surgery at MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute (MGTI) and practices at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Prior to joining MGTI, he was director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a highly skilled kidney/pancreas transplant surgeon, who is leading the effort at MGTI to increase access to pancreas transplantation for patients suffering from complications of type 1 diabetes mellitus and for selected patients with type 2 diabetes. He offers a complete range of surgical skills including cadaveric and living donor kidney transplantation, laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy, and pancreas transplantation. Dr. Abrams is board certified in general surgery and accredited by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

Dr. Abrams is a graduate of Georgetown University.  He earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Abrams completed his general surgery residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery, where he served as Administrative Chief Resident. He then completed a Multi-organ Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Abrams has published several scientific articles and chapters and has presented his work at annual meetings of the International Transplantation Society, American Society of Transplant Surgeons and American Transplant Society.

Dr. Abrams' Philosophy of Care

Dr. Abrams is dedicated to providing the best possible care for patients with end-stage kidney disease as well as complications of type 1 diabetes mellitus. He believes it is important to take the time to listen to each patient and then encourage him or her to take part in the decision-making process.

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • BK Virus Nephropathy
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) After Renal Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant Malfunction
  • Kidney Transplant Rejection
  • Pancreas Transplant Malfunction
  • Pancreas Transplant Rejection
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Procedures I perform

  • Cadaveric Transplant
  • Combined Transplant (KIDNEY-PANCREAS)
  • HIV Positive To HIV Positive Transplant
  • Islet Cell Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Multi Organ Transplant
  • Organ Donation
  • Pancreas Transplant
  • Pancreas Transplant Evaluation
  • Pretransplant Clearance
  • 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 877-680-8193

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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: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2011)

Residency Program: Yale New Haven Hospital (2009)

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine (2004)