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Jose G. Christiano Neto, M.D.

Cancer, Surgery

Clinical Interests

Breast Cancer; Melanoma, Skin Cancer; Plastic - Adult; Plastic Surgery

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-1000

Office: (585) 275-1000

Fax: (585) 276-1985

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Research Labs

Biography

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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

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

Education

1997
MD; | Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas da Santa Casa de Sao Paulo
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1999 - 06/30/2000
Residency in Surgery-General at Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas da Santa Casa de Sao Paulo

07/01/2000 - 06/30/2002
Fellowship in Surgery-General: Surgical Critical Care at Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas da Santa Casa de Sao Paulo

07/01/2002 - 06/30/2003
Internship in Surgery-General at University of Connecticut Health Center

07/01/2003 - 06/30/2005
Residency in Surgery-General at University of Tennessee, Knoxville

07/01/2005 - 06/30/2008
Fellowship in Surgery-General: Surgical Critical Care at University of Tennessee, Knoxville

07/01/2008 - 6/30/2010
Residency in Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Awards

2015
Kimball I. Maull Lecturer In Surgery Award
Sponsor: University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Location: Knoxville, TN

2008
Howard C. Filston Administrative Chief Resident Award
Sponsor: Univ. of TN Graduate School of Medicine

2008
Hiram Crutchfield Resident Teaching Award
Sponsor: Univ. of TN Graduate School of Medicine

2006
Scott B. Frame, MD Memorial Trauma Scholarship
Sponsor: Univ. of TN Graduate School of Medicine

2006
Resident Trauma Paper Competition - National Finalist
Sponsor: American College of Surgeons - Committee on Trauma

2005
Scott B. Frame, MD Memorial Trauma Scholarship
Sponsor: Univ. of TN Graduate School of Medicine

2005
University of Tennessee Resident Research Day Research Award
Sponsor: Univ. of TN Graduate School of Medicine

2005
Resident Trauma Paper Competition (ACS TN Chapter) - Winner
Sponsor: American College of Surgeons - Committee on Trauma

2005
Resident Trauma Paper Competition (ACS COT Region 4) - Winner
Sponsor: American College of Surgeons - Committee on Trauma

2005
ACS Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching - Nominee by Univ. of TN Graduate School of Medicine
Sponsor: American College of Surgeons

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Publications

Journal Articles

2016
Christiano JG. "Redesigned electronic medical notes allow automated clinical data extraction and decrease provider documentation time". Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2016; in press.

2016
Roussel LA; Khouri JS; Christiano JG. "Pedicled flap closure as an adjunct for infected ventricular assist devices". Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2016; in press.

11/2013
Koltz PF, Frey JD, Bell DE, Girotto JA, Christiano JG, Langstein HN. "Evolution of abdominal wall reconstruction: development of a unified algorithm with improved outcomes." Annals of plastic surgery.. 2013 Nov 0; 71(5):554-60.

Books & Chapters

2013
Chapter Title: Reconstruction of the Scalp, Calvarium, and Forehead
Book Title: Grabb and Smith's Plastic Surgery
Author List: J. Guilherme Christiano, MD; Nick Bastidas, MD; Howard Langstein, MD
Edited By: Charles H. Thorne, MD
Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins2013 in Philadelphia, PA

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