Jose G. Christiano Neto, M.D.

Jose G. Christiano Neto, M.D.

Contact Information

UR Medicine Plastic Surgery
160 Sawgrass Dr.
Suite 120
Rochester, NY 14620

125 Red Creek Drive
Suite 211
Rochester, NY 14623

Appointment: (585) 275-1000

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Patient Care Bio

Jose Guilherme Christiano, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a board-certified plastic surgeon, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is also Board-certified in General Surgery, Trauma, and Surgical Critical Care.



Dr. Christiano received his medical degree from Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas da Santa Casa de Sao Paulo in Brazil. Following graduation, he served in the Brazilian Army as a flight surgeon. He then returned to Santa Casa and completed his residency in general surgery, as well as a fellowship in medical and surgical critical care.

Upon coming to the United States, Dr. Christiano joined the University of Connecticut as an intern in general surgery. He transferred to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville after his internship, where he completed general surgery training and a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care. Dr. Christiano then moved to Baltimore for plastic surgery residency at the Johns Hopkins University/University of Maryland program.?Dr. Christiano has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Scott B. Frame, M.D. Memorial Trauma Scholarship, the Howard C. Filston Administrative Chief Resident Award, the Hiram Crutchfield Resident Teaching Award, and the Kimball Maull Lectureship In Surgery Award, among others.

In addition to being a member of several professional medical organizations, Dr. Christiano has presented his work at meetings throughout the United States. He has been involved in several research studies. He also devotes time to plastic surgery education, both at the local level as teaching faculty in our plastic surgery residency, and nationally as part of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons' In-Service Examination Committee. Dr. Christiano has a wide array of professional interests including microsurgery, breast reconstruction, reconstruction after cancer and trauma, abdominal wall reconstruction, wound healing, reconstruction for complications associated with cardiac devices, transgender surgery, post-massive weight loss reconstruction, body contouring, and cosmetic surgery.?
Dr. Christiano speaks English and Portuguese. He enjoys his time away from the hospital with his wife and son. Together, they ski, bike, swim, play soccer, and enjoy the outdoors.

Conditions / Treat

- Reconstructive plastic surgery for all cancers

Awards & Honors (National)

Kimball I. Maull Lecturer In Surgery Award | University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine | Knoxville, TN 2015
Resident Trauma Paper Competition - National Finalist | American College of Surgeons - Committee on Trauma 2006

Awards & Honors (Local)

Howard C. Filston Administrative Chief Resident Award | Univ. of TN Graduate School of Medicine 2008
Hiram Crutchfield Resident Teaching Award | Univ. of TN Graduate School of Medicine 2008
Scott B. Frame, MD Memorial Trauma Scholarship | Univ. of TN Graduate School of Medicine 2006
Scott B. Frame, MD Memorial Trauma Scholarship | Univ. of TN Graduate School of Medicine 2005
University of Tennessee Resident Research Day Research Award | Univ. of TN Graduate School of Medicine 2005
Resident Trauma Paper Competition (ACS TN Chapter) - Winner | American College of Surgeons - Committee on Trauma 2005
Resident Trauma Paper Competition (ACS COT Region 4) - Winner | American College of Surgeons - Committee on Trauma 2005
ACS Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching - Nominee by Univ. of TN Graduate School of Medicine | American College of Surgeons 2005

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Surgery, Plastic Surgery (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Surgery - American Board of Surgery
Surgical Critical Care - American Board of Surgery
Plastic Surgery - American Board of Plastic Surgery

Education

MD; | Medicine | Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas da Santa Casa de Sao Paulo1997

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine07/01/2008 - 6/30/2010
Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at University of Tennessee, Knoxville07/01/2005 - 06/30/2008
Residency in General Surgery at University of Tennessee, Knoxville07/01/2003 - 06/30/2005
Internship in General Surgery at University of Connecticut Health Center07/01/2002 - 06/30/2003
Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas da Santa Casa de Sao Paulo07/01/2000 - 06/30/2002
Residency in General Surgery at Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas da Santa Casa de Sao Paulo07/01/1999 - 06/30/2000