Dr. Kathleen M Nilles, MD

Dr. Kathleen M. Nilles, MD

Dr. Kathleen M. Nilles, MD

Languages: English
Phone: 202-444-3700

Contact this Provider:

  • Transplant Hepatology
Conditions I Treat
  • cirrhosis
  • congenital hepatic fibrosis
  • hepatic encephalopathy
  • hepatobiliary cancer
  • liver failure
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Procedures I Perform
  • heterotopic liver transplant
  • liver and kidney transplantation
  • liver transplant
  • living donor liver transplant
About the Provider

Dr. Kathleen M. Nilles treats adults with a range of liver conditions, including viral hepatitis, autoimmune liver disease, metabolic liver disease, alcohol-related liver disease, and inherited liver disease, as well as cirrhosis with complications of portal hypertension, liver disease related to cardiac disease, and patients with benign and malignant liver lesions.  In addition, she provides care to patients awaiting liver transplant as well as to patients who have received a liver transplant.  She also evaluates people who are interested in becoming living liver donors.

She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology/Hepatology, and will complete transplant hepatology boards in Fall 2020. She attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine followed by internal medicine residency at Emory, and Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowships at the University of Colorado. She completed an advanced fellowship in transplant hepatology at Northwestern University before joining MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
In addition to patient care, Dr. Nilles has educational and research interests. Her research interests include management and outcomes of acute liver failure and post-transplant rejection, graft, and patient survival outcomes. She has published articles in Clinical Liver Disease, Hepatology Communications, Transplantation, Journal of Hepatology, and other refereed journals and has co-authored book chapters.

When she’s not working, Dr. Nilles enjoys running, skiing, traveling, and reading.

  • Fellowship Program: Northwestern Memorial Hospital (2019)
  • Fellowship Program: University of Colorado Hospital Main Campus (2018)
  • Residency Program: Emory University School of Medicine (2011)
  • Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine (2008)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
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Practice Locations
Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital