Dr. Raffaelle Girlanda, MD

Dr. Raffaelle Girlanda, MD

Dr. Raffaelle Girlanda, MD

Languages: English, Italian
Fax: (877) 680-8193

Contact this Provider:

  • Liver Transplant Surgery
  • Small Bowel Transplant Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
Conditions I Treat
  • intestinal failure (if)
  • liver failure
Procedures I Perform
  • intestine transplant
  • liver transplant
  • multi organ transplant
About the Provider

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.
Dr. Girlanda's Philosophy of Care
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.

  • Fellowship Program: Georgetown University Medical Center (2009)
  • Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2009)
  • Fellowship Program: National Institute of Health (2007)
  • Fellowship Program: King's College Hospital (2006)
  • Residency Program: University of Verona (1999)
  • Medical School: University of Verona School of Medicine (1994)
  • Medical School: Universita Degli Studi di Verona (1994)
In the News

MyGeorgetownMD - Health Newsletter (Fall 2017) Hope and Health Restored with Lifesaving Liver Transplant


  • Girlanda R, Javaid B, Dadzan E, Guerra JF, Matsumoto CM, Fishbein TM: Kidney dysfunction in intestinal transplantation. ATC 2011, Philadelphia, PA April 30-May 4 and XIIth  International Small Bowel Transplant Symposium, Washington, DC , September14-18, 2011.
  • Girlanda R, Fennelly E, Kozlowski S, Island E, Matsumoto C, Fishbein T: Length of intestinal graft and TPN independence after transplantation. XIIth  International Small Bowel Transplant Symposium, Washington, DC , September14-18, 2011.
  • Girlanda R, Cheema A, Kaur P, Guerra JF, Riggs J, Matsumoto C, Zasloff M, Fishbein T: Metabolomics to identify biomarkers of intestinal allograft rejection. XIIth  International Small Bowel Transplant Symposium, Washington, DC , September14-18, 2011.
  • Girlanda R, Cheema AK, Kaur P, Kwon Y, Li A, Guerra J, Matsumoto C, Zasloff M, Fishbein T: Metabolomics of human intestinal transplant rejection. Am J Transpl 2012; 12 Suppl 4: S18-S26
  • Girlanda R, Desai C, Khan K, Kishiyama K, Ertreo M, Hawkswroth J, Island E, Matsumoto C, Fishbein T: Sirolimus in intestinal transplantation: single center experience over a decade. 2014 World Transplant Congress, San Francisco, CA July 26-31, 2014.

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Practice Locations
  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Washington, DC 20007
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Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • John S. Dillon Award for Outstanding Faculty Teacher‰ÛÓ Georgetown University School of Medicine