Jose Maria Gross Figueiro, MD| Transplant Surgery | MedStar Health
Jose Maria Gross Figueiro

Jose Maria Gross Figueiro, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Transplant Surgery

Languages: English

About me

Dr. Figueiro is an experienced fellowship-trained, board-certified kidney and pancreas transplant surgeon with more than 25 years of clinical practice in the field, and an extensive career in clinical and surgical education for transplant fellows and residents. He is also the director of kidney and pancreas transplantation at MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute.

His areas of special expertise and interest include:

  • Living and deceased donor kidney transplantation
  • Pancreas and combined kidney pancreas transplantation
  • Pre- and post-kidney and pancreas patient care • Kidney transplant rejection and malfunction
  • Living kidney paired donation and chains
  • Surgery related to early and late complications of kidney and pancreas transplant

Dr. Figueiro earned his medical degree from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Faculdade de Medicina in Brazil and completed his residency at Fundacao Hospitalar de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He completed two transplantation fellowships, one at Hôpital Paul Brousse in Paris, France, and the other at University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital.

He considers it a privilege to care for patients living with organ failure and bridge them to organ transplantation and is engaged in all steps of his patients’ journeys to transplantation. Dr. Figueiro takes time to educate his patients and their family members on all aspects of the transplant procedure, with open and transparent communication, creating a positive environment for informed, shared decision-making.

Dr. Figueiro is actively involved in advocacy work to improve the organ allocation system and promote access and equity in transplantation. He has published book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals. For several years, he has been contributing to the development of transplantation care in South America, specifically in Brazil, where he established several transplant centers and has had a major local impact

Clinical areas of focus

  • Combined Transplant (KIDNEY-PANCREAS)
  • Donor Nephrectomy
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant Malfunction
  • Kidney Transplant Rejection
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplant
  • Pancreas Transplant
  • Removal Of Transplanted Or Rejected Kidney
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Adrenal Mass
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) After Renal Transplant
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Transplant Malfunction
  • Kidney Transplant Rejection
  • Pancreas Transplant Malfunction
  • Pancreas Transplant Rejection
  • Renal Mass
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Procedures I perform

  • Cadaveric Transplant
  • Combined Transplant (KIDNEY-PANCREAS)
  • Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant
  • Donor Nephrectomy
  • HIV Positive To HIV Positive Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant (HIV POSITIVE)
  • Kidney Transplant Chain
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation (HIV POSITIVE)
  • Laparoscopic Kidney Donation
  • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplant
  • Organ Donation
  • Pancreas Transplant
  • Pancreas Transplant Evaluation
  • Pretransplant Clearance
  • Removal Of Transplanted Or Rejected Kidney
  • Renal Autotransplant
  • Transplant Desensitization Protocols
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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington, DC, 20007

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010

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Fellowship: University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital GME (2000)

Residency: Institution Not Present (1997)

Residency: Hospital dos Servidores do Estado (1996)

Medical School: Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais (1994)