Dr. Kathleen M Nilles, MD

Dr. Kathleen M. Nilles, MD

Dr. Kathleen M. Nilles, MD

Languages: English
Phone: 202-444-3700
Fax: 877-680-8194

Contact this Provider:

  • Liver Transplant Surgery
  • Transplant Hepatology
Conditions I Treat
  • cirrhosis
  • congenital hepatic fibrosis
  • end stage liver disease
  • hepatic encephalopathy
  • hepatopulmonary syndrome
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Procedures I Perform
  • cadaveric transplant
  • combined transplant (kidney-liver)
  • heterotopic liver transplant
  • liver transplant
  • liver transplant (hiv positive)
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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 triple board-certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology / Hepatology, and Transplant Hepatology. She attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine followed by internal medicine residency at Emory University, and Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship at the University of Colorado. She then 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)
  • Graduate Education: Northwestern University (2015)
  • Residency Program: Emory University School of Medicine (2011)
  • Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine (2008)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Transplant Hepatology
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Practice Locations
  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 2nd Fl
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: 202-444-3700
    Fax: 877-680-8194

  • 9000 Franklin Square Drive
    Suite 120
    Baltimore, MD 21237
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    Phone: 202-444-3700
    Fax: 877-680-8192

  • 106 Irving Street Northwest
    Pob Ste 215
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: 202-444-3700
    Fax: 877-680-8192

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital