Jorge Reyes, M.D., is a board certified surgeon, UW Medicine’s Chief of Transplant Surgery, the UW’s Roger K. Giesecke Distinguished Professor in Transplant Surgery and a UW Professor of Surgery and Adjunct Professor of Pathology.
Dr. Reyes specializes in liver transplantation, intestinal transplantation, and hepatobiliary surgery in adults and children, as well as living donor liver transplantation, split liver transplantation, and intestinal reconstructive surgery. His research includes transplantation tolerance, immunosuppression in adult and pediatric transplantation, post transplant lymphoproliverative disease, graft versus host disease after solid organ transplantation, organ allocation, liver allograft rejection, antibody mediated rejection of the liver graft, and techniques and strategies for enhancing organ availability and transplant outcomes. He believes in never letting a patient lose hope.
Dr. Reyes earned his M.D. at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. His clinical and research interests include the study of tolerance in solid organ transplant patients, ischemia reperfusion of transplanted organs, intestinal failure management including intestinal reconstructive surgery and intestine transplantation in adults and children, immunologic damage of allografts, post transplant lymphoproliferative disease, and graft versus host disease.
In his free time Dr. Reyes enjoys dressage riding, bonsai trees, pottery, boating, reading, writing, and salsa dancing.