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Jose M. Figueiro, M.D.

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Jose M. Figueiro, M.D.



  • Transplant Surgery


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 Jose M. Figueiro, MD., is an Associate Professor of Clinical Kidney/Pancreas Surgery at the University of Miami Medical School/Miami Transplant Institute.  Dr. Figueiro received his M.D. from Federal University School of Medicine, Brazil, in 1993, after completing  his general surgery residency program, he performed  a clinical fellowship at Centre Hepato-Biliaire,Hopital Paul Brousse, Paris, France under the supervision  of Professor Henri Bismuth, and completed his fellowship training  in abdominal organ transplantation at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami in 2000, following his training in Miami, he joined the Faculty of Felicio Rocho Hospital, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, establishing a new transplantation unit and creating a unique concept of multidisciplinary pre and post-transplant patient care.


In 2008 he accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital, to restart the pancreas transplant program and assist on the ongoing project of utilizing expanded donors for kidney and pancreas transplant, a highly experienced and renowned Transplant Surgeon, whose main focus is on abdominal organ transplant, Dr. Figueiro has performed over 3000 kidney and 500 pancreas transplant in the last 15 years. He has initially played a leadership role in the development of transplant activities in Brazil, as well as in South America. He pioneered pancreas transplantation in his region, helped in reorganizing the local organ procurement, improve the concept of utilizing expanded criteria donors for kidney and pancreas transplantation, and developed novel immune medication protocols. At Weill Cornell Medical College/ New York Presbyterian Hospital, he drastically improved the use of pancreas grafts and expanded kidney donors, boosting the pancreas transplant program to be the most active in the region.


Dr. Figueiro is an active member of several transplant societies in Latin America. He served for 12 years on the Brazilian Government Pancreas Transplant Committee and played a strong leadership role in surgical education. He has been recruited to University of Miami/Jackson Health System/Miami Transplant Institute to focus on maintaining the well-established Kidney Transplant Program, expanded the Pancreas-Transplant Program and also establish a solid connection of Miami Transplant Institute to Latin American, in order to improve the numbers of international patients willing to be treated and transplanted at Jackson Memorial Hospital.


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