Juan Francisco Guerra, MD| Small Bowel Transplant Surgery, Gastrointestinal Transplant Surgery | MedStar Health

Juan Francisco Guerra, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Small Bowel Transplant Surgery, Gastrointestinal Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary And Pancreatic Surgery, Pediatric Liver Transplant Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery, General Surgery, Minimally Invasive General Surgery, Transplant Surgery

Languages: English


About me

Dr. Guerra is transplant and hepatobiliary surgeon who specializes in liver and intestinal transplantation, with a special focus on living donor liver transplant. He treats both adult and pediatric patients who have been diagnosed with a wide range of conditions, including liver cancer, benign and cancerous pancreatic tumors, portal hypertension, and biliary disease and tumors. 

He earned his medical degree and completed his general surgery residency at Universidad de Chile, followed by a gastrointestinal surgery fellowship at Universidad Católica (Chile). Dr. Guerra completed his fellowship in hepatobiliary surgery and transplantation at MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, where he was recognized as Fellow of the Year, Transplant Surgery, by the department of pediatrics. He was also a research scholar at the Institute, focusing on transplant immunology. 

Dr. Guerra treats patients with complex liver, intestinal, pancreas, and bile duct disease and takes a multi-disciplinary, team-based approach to his patients’ care to ensure they have access to all treatment options for their condition. He sees patients at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and speaks both English and Spanish. 

When he’s not at work, Dr. Guerra enjoys traveling and has visited 50 countries. He also enjoys playing tennis, listening to music, and spending time with his wife and four young children.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Biliary Tract Surgery
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Da Vinci
  • Da Vinci Pancreatectomy
  • Excision Of Choledochal Cyst
  • Excision Of Pancreatic Lesions
  • Hepatic Lobectomy
  • Heterotopic Liver Transplant
  • Inferior Vena Cava Tumor
  • Intestine Transplant
  • Intra Abdominal Cancer
  • Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm
  • Islet Cell Transplant
  • Laparoscopic Ablation Of Liver Lesions Or Tissue
  • Laparoscopic Excision Of Choledochal Cyst
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
  • Laparoscopic Pancreatectomy
  • Laparoscopic Resection Head Of Pancreas
  • Laparoscopic Whipple Procedure
  • Liver Surgery
  • Liver Transplant
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplant
  • Living Donor Liver Transplant
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Multi Organ Transplant
  • Neuroendocrine Tumor Of The Extrahepatic Bile Ducts
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Partial Hepatectomy
  • Robotic Liver Resection
  • Whipple Procedure
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Mass
  • Abdominal Wall Defect
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Bile Duct Mass
  • Bile Duct Occlusion
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Calculus
  • Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Biliary Colic
  • Biliary Leak
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Biliary Trauma
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Fistula Enterocutaneous
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Fistula
  • Gallbladder Mass
  • Hepatic Cyst
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Inferior Vena Cava Tumor
  • Intestinal Failure (IF)
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intra Abdominal Cancer
  • Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm
  • Jaundice
  • Liver Abscess
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Disease
  • Liver Laceration
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Colon
  • Mesenteric Mass
  • Neuroendocrine Tumor Of The Extrahepatic Bile Ducts
  • Neuroendocrine Tumor Of The Gallbladder
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Pancreas Head Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Mass
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Pancreaticoduodenal Artery Aneurysm
  • Perforation Of Bile Duct
  • Perforation Of Gallbladder
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Postcholecystectomy Syndrome (PCS)
  • Pseudocyst
  • Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma
  • Spleen Cancer
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Anastomosis Of Bile Duct
  • Anastomosis Of Pancreatic Duct
  • Bile Duct Biopsy
  • Bile Duct Repair
  • Biliary Tract Surgery
  • Cadaveric Transplant
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Cholecystenterostomy
  • Cholecystogastrostomy
  • Choledochoenterostomy
  • Choledochoplasty
  • Closure Of Biliary Fistula
  • Closure Of Enterostomy
  • Combined Transplant (KIDNEY-LIVER)
  • Combined Transplant (KIDNEY-LIVER-PANCREAS)
  • Combined Transplant (KIDNEY-PANCREAS)
  • Common Duct Exploration
  • Da Vinci
  • Da Vinci Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Adrenalectomy
  • Da Vinci Cholecystectomy
  • Da Vinci Colon Resection
  • Da Vinci Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Pancreatectomy
  • Da Vinci Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant
  • Duodenal Ulcer Surgery
  • Enterectomy
  • Enterolysis
  • Excision Of Choledochal Cyst
  • Excision Of Pancreatic Lesions
  • Hepatic Lobectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Heterotopic Liver Transplant
  • Inferior Vena Cava Thrombectomy
  • Internal Drainage Of Pancreatic Cyst
  • Intestine Transplant
  • Islet Cell Transplant
  • Islet Cell Tumor Resection
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Laparoscopic Ablation Of Liver Lesions Or Tissue
  • Laparoscopic Adhesiolysis
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Bile Duct Exploration
  • Laparoscopic Biopsy Of Liver
  • Laparoscopic Bowel Resection
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Excision Of Choledochal Cyst
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Jejunostomy
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
  • Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Lysis Of Peritoneal Adhesions
  • Laparoscopic Pancreatectomy
  • Laparoscopic Recurrent Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Resection Head Of Pancreas
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Umbilical Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Whipple Procedure
  • Laparoscopy
  • Liver Surgery
  • Liver Transplant
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplant
  • Living Donor Liver Transplant
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Multi Organ Transplant
  • Open Biopsy Of Pancreas
  • Organ Donation
  • Pancreas Transplant
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Pancreatic Debridement
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Pancreaticojejunostomy
  • Partial Hepatectomy
  • Portosystemic Shunt
  • Proximal Pancreatectomy
  • Radical Subtotal Pancreatectomy
  • Removal Of Transplanted Or Rejected Kidney
  • Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Resection
  • Robotic Liver Resection
  • Robotic Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Robotic Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection
  • Robotic Splenectomy
  • Robotic Surgery For Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Robotic Umbilical Herniorrhaphy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Surgery
  • Single Site Robotic Surgery
  • Stomach Transplant
  • Whipple Procedure
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Suite 400
Washington, DC, 20010


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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
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Open EPO Plus
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Network OA
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Optimum Choice
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Prime
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • First Health PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • United Student Resources
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)



Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2012)

Fellowship Program: Universidad Catholica de Chile (2007)

Residency Program: Universidad De Chile (2005)

Medical School: Universidad de Chile (2001)


  • 2011 Transplant Fellow of the year, Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University Hospital 
  • 2016 AHPBA Travelling Fellowship Award