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Jorge D. Reyes, MD

Jorge D. Reyes, MD

Transplantation

On staff since August 2004

Children's Title: Director of Transplant Program

Jorge D. Reyes, MD, is director of Transplant Services at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Chief of the Division of Transplantation in the Department of Surgery at the University of Washington. He received his MD degree and advanced surgical training in Brazil, and then completed various surgical residencies, research positions, and fellowships at Harvard, New York Medical College, and the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Reyes is nationally and internationally known for his research in the development of new immunosuppressive drug therapies and strategies, including the weaning of immunosuppression and tolerance, and the development of the intestine, living donor and split-liver transplantation. Dr. Reyes has held leadership and advocacy positions in our transplantation community and nationally through the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and the Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation (ACOT).

Recommendations

  • Pam Monessen PA 07.17.14

    Dr. Reyes performed my son Michaels transplant when Michael was only 9 years old. Today Michael is 27 years old with two beautiful sons and is doing very very well. I thank God everyday that Dr Reyes came into our life and performed the surgery. Thank you Dr. Reyes from the bottom of my heart

  • Michael Monessen PA 07.17.14

    My son Michael was 9 years old when Dr Reyes did his transplant he is now 27 years old and doing wonderful he is on no absolutely no medications and is doing just fine he has two beautiful sons. Thank you Dr Reyes for saving my son's life

  • Rachel Pittsburgh, pa 08.09.13

    Dr. Reyes performed my liver transplant in 1994 when I was 18 months old, I am now 21 and doing great!! He truely is the worlds best...miss you!!

  • Ruth Charlotte, NC 08.16.12

    I am Michelle's mom and I am so very grateful for the liver donor, the donor family, Dr. Reyes and the Transplant team at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Reyes is an outstanding doctor who cares about his patients. 20 years later, Michelle is married and gave us the most adorable grandbaby. Thank you Dr. Reyes for saving my daughters life.

  • Michelle Columbus, GA 07.11.12

    Dr. Reyes performed my Liver Transplant when i was 10 months old. I am now 21 and have not had a problem since. I have only heard wonderful things from family that had the honor to actually meet him, and some day i hope to as well. Dr. Reyes is the best! Thanks for the second chance at life :-)

  • Judith Glendale, Arizona 08.27.11

    The University of Washington transplant team led by Dr. Reyes is phenomenal. I had a liver transplant in 2005 and I am doing well. Their dedication to the success of my liver transplant inspired me to pursue a Ph.D. and write my doctoral dissertation on organ donation. I am in my last year of my program. I owe my rewarding life to the angels at University of Washington transplant team!

  • Scarlet Grand Island,NY 03.07.11

    the BEST in his field. Dr Reyes took care of my son Jadon who had a liver transplant at 12 months.Dr Reyes is the an amazing caring Doctor and I feel blessed that my sons life was in his hands......a grateful mother

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Surgery - General

Medical/Professional School

Federal University of Minas Gerais, Beco Horizonte, Surgery

Residency

Surgery - General, New York Medical College, Bronx
Surgery - General, Deaconess Hospital, Boston
Trauma Surgery, Hospital De Pronto Socorro, Belo Horizonte
, Hospital Das Clinicas, Belo Horizonte

Fellowship

Surgery - Transplant, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
U.S. News Top Doctor U.S. News and World Report 2012

Publications

  • Spitzer AL, Lao OB, Dick AA, Bakthavatsalam R, Halldorson JB, Yeh MM, Upton MP, Reyes JD, Perkins JD
    The biopsied donor liver: incorporating macrosteatosis into high-risk donor assessment.
    Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society , 2010 July : 874-84
  • Park ES, Peccoud MR, Wicks KA, Halldorson JB, Carithers RL Jr, Reyes JD, Perkins JD
    Use of an automated clinical management system improves outpatient immunosuppressive care following liver transplantation.
    Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA , 2010 July : 396-402
  • Spitzer AL, Dick AA, Bakthavatsalam R, Halldorson JB, Salvalaggio PR, Reyes JD, Perkins JD
    Intraoperative portal vein blood flow predicts allograft and patient survival following liver transplantation.
    HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association , 2010 Apr, : 166-73
  • Lao OB, Healey PJ, Perkins JD, Horslen S, Reyes JD, Goldin AB
    Outcomes in children after intestinal transplant.
    Pediatrics , 2010 Mar. : e550-8
  • Halldorson JB, Bakthavatsalam R, Salvalaggio PR, Pichler RH, Kendrick EA, Reyes JD, Davis CL, Leca N
    Donor-recipient size matching influences early but not late graft function after pediatric en-bloc kidney transplantation.
    Transplantation , 2010 Jan. 27 : 208-14
  • Lao OB, Healey PJ, Perkins JD, Reyes JD, Goldin AB
    Outcomes in children with intestinal failure following listing for intestinal transplant.
    Journal of pediatric surgery , 2010 Jan. : 100-7; discussion 107
  • Halldorson JB, Bakthavatsalam R, Reyes JD, Perkins JD
    The impact of consecutive operations on survival after liver transplantation.
    Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society , 2009 Aug. : 907-14
  • Dick AA, Spitzer AL, Seifert CF, Deckert A, Carithers RL Jr, Reyes JD, Perkins JD
    Liver transplantation at the extremes of the body mass index.
    Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society , 2009 Aug. : 968-77
  • Perkins JD, Halldorson JB, Bakthavatsalam R, Fix OK, Carithers RL Jr, Reyes JD
    Should liver transplantation in patients with model for end-stage liver disease scores <or= 14 be avoided? A decision analysis approach.
    Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society , 2009 Feb. : 242-54
  • Chan EY, Larson AM, Fix OK, Yeh MM, Levy AE, Bakthavatsalam R, Halldorson JB, Reyes JD, Perkins JD
    Identifying risk for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma after liver transplantation: implications for surveillance studies and new adjuvant therapies.
    Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society , 2008 July : 956-65
  • Chan EY, Olson LC, Kisthard JA, Perkins JD, Bakthavatsalam R, Halldorson JB, Reyes JD, Larson AM, Levy AE
    Ischemic cholangiopathy following liver transplantation from donation after cardiac death donors.
    Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society , 2008 May : 604-10
  • Chan EY, Larson AM, Gernsheimer TB, Kowdley KV, Carithers RL Jr, Reyes JD, Perkins JD
    Recipient and donor factors influence the incidence of graft-vs.-host disease in liver transplant patients.
    Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society , 2007 Apr, : 516-22
  • Reyes JD
    Intestinal transplantation.
    Seminars in pediatric surgery , 2006 Aug. : 228-34
  • Limaye AP, Bakthavatsalam R, Kim HW, Randolph SE, Halldorson JB, Healey PJ, Kuhr CS, Levy AE, Perkins JD, Reyes JD, Boeckh M
    Impact of cytomegalovirus in organ transplant recipients in the era of antiviral prophylaxis.
    Transplantation , 2006 June 27 : 1645-52
  • Harmon WE, McDonald RA, Reyes JD, Bridges ND, Sweet SC, Sommers CM, Guidinger MK
    Pediatric transplantation, 1994-2003.
    American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons , 2005 Apr, : 887-903
  • Bond GJ, Reyes JD
    Intestinal transplantation for total/near-total aganglionosis and intestinal pseudo-obstruction.
    Seminars in pediatric surgery , 2004 Nov. : 286-92
  • Nodit L, Murase N, Reyes JD, Mazariegos GV, Sindhi R, Jaffe R
    Transient posttransplant graft-versus-host lymphadenopathy.
    Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society , 2004 Sept. : 533-7
  • Abu-Elmagd KM, Zak M, Stamos JM, Bond GJ, Jain A, Youk AO, Ezzelarab M, Costa G, Wu T, Nalesnik MA, Mazariegos GV, Sindhi RK, Marcos A, Demetris AJ, Fung JJ, Reyes JD
    De novo malignancies after intestinal and multivisceral transplantation.
    Transplantation , 2004 June 15 : 1719-25
  • Eghtesad B, Reyes JD, Ashrafi M, Arzate J, Osorio G, Fung JJ, Mazariegos GV
    Pancreatitis after liver transplantation in children: a single-center experience.
    Transplantation , 2003 Jan. 27 : 190-3