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Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Graduated in 1994
Completed in 1999
Completed in 2007
Completed in 2009
Completed in 2006
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Raffaele Girlanda, MD, joined the faculty of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in 2009, after completing a fellowship at the hospital in liver, kidney, pancreas and intestine transplantation, and hepatobiliary/pancreatic surgery. Equally experienced with both adult and pediatric liver transplantation, Dr. Girlanda also specializes in intestinal and multivisceral transplant, short gut syndrome and transplant surgery.
Dr. Girlanda is an active researcher whose work frequently appears in such peer-reviewed journals as Transplantation, Hepatology, American Journal of Transplantation, Journal of the American College of Surgeons and others. He also serves as a reviewer for multiple professional journals and publications and has been an invited lecturer and presenter at numerous national and international professional meetings, including the American Transplant Congress and World Transplant Congress.
As assistant professor in Transplant Surgery at Georgetown University Medical School, Dr. Girlanda is a past recipient of the John S. Dillon Award for Outstanding Faculty Teacher.
After completing his medical education in Verona, Italy, Dr. Girlanda served as Senior Registrar in Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary/ Pancreatic Surgery at King's College Hospital, London, UK, for seven years. He then relocated to the United States for a research fellowship in transplant immunology at NIH followed by his Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
At MedStar Georgetown, the strength of the transplant program lies in its large, multidisciplinary team of expertsall of whom are committed to the hospital's mission of cura personalis, care for the whole person. Working together, we strive to provide the best, most compassionate care for each patient's unique situation, with the goal of achieving the most optimal outcome. I feel privileged to be a part of such an impressive, collaborative endeavor.