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I am a nationally renowned transplant surgeon. I received my bachelor’s degree in biology from Yale University and my medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. I completed fellowships in pediatric surgery and transplant surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. I have been a UT Health faculty member since 1995 and was part of the surgical team that performed the first split liver donor transplant between two recipients in Texas.
In 2003, President George W. Bush appointed me to serve on the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science. In 2009, I became the first Hispanic to be named Chancellor of The University of Texas System. After five years as chancellor, I returned full-time to my passion for transplant and hepatobiliary surgery. I am fluent in Spanish and English. I have also contributed to many notable publications in my field.
Articles & Publications
Washburn WK, Speeg KV, Guerrero JA, Havranek R, Esterl RM, Abrahamian GA, Cigarroa FG, Halff GA.MELD: Impact of Hepatocellular Carcinoma on the Adult Liver Transplant Waiting List 2003. p. 374A. (Hepatology; vol. 38).
Elshihabi I, Agustin J, Cigarroa FG, Arar MY.Combined liver-kidney transplantation in a child with primary hyperoxaluria type I. 1998. p. 67. (Pediatr Transplantation; vol. 2, no. sup 1).
Neigut D, Cigarroa FG.Biliary atresia. In Mattei P (editor): Surgical Directives: Pediatric Surgery. In: Biliary atresia. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2003. p. Sect X.
Raheb J, Esterl RM, Washburn WK, Cigarroa FG, Halff GA.A Revisited Technique to Salvage Failed End to Side Radiocephalic Fistulae for Chronic Hemodialysis. In: Henry ML, Ed. Vascular Access for Hemodialysis VII. WL Gore and Access Medical Group, Ltd.; 2001. p. 01 - 02.
Raheb J, Esterl RM, Washburn WK, Cigarroa FG, Halff GA.Ischemic Monomelic Neuropathy as a Complication of Forearm PTFE Loop Grafts in Uremic Diabetic Patients. In: Henry ML, Ed. Vascular Access for Hemodialysis VII. WL Gore and Access Medical Group, Ltd.; 2001. p. 001 - 002.
Cigarroa FG.Liver Transplantation in the Managemnt of Patients with Bilary Diseases In: In: La Benge JM(Editor in Chief). The Radiological Society of North America. 1995. p. 118 - 128.
Cigarroa FG.The Harriet Lane Handbook In: In Johnson KB. The Harriet Lane Handbook. 1993. p. 3 - 11.
Cigarroa FG Donahoe PK.Laryngotracheoesphageal Clefts In: Grans SL (Editor) WB Saunders Company. Tracheal Reconstruction in Infancy. 1991. p. 65 - 78.
Cigarroa FG Fritze, Danielle.Cholesdistal Cysts: Hepatic-Pancratico-Biliary and Transplant Surgery In: In Press. Practical assignments of Dilemmas.
Cigarroa FG, Jay CL.Disparities in living Donor Kidney Transplantation: Related to Poverty, Race, or Ethnicity? Journal of the American Medical Association 2018 Jan;319(1):24-26.
Cigarroa FG.Journal of the American Medical Association Journal of the American Medical Association.
Cigarroa FG.The Beauty of Medicine in UT Health Science Center Ethics Connective Tissue 2013;Vol V(1-6).
Cigarroa FG.The University of Texas System: Leadership for Reform and Rejuvenation of Texas Health Care in Texas Heart Institute Journal 2010;37(6).
Cigarroa F.The UT System: Leadership for reform and rejuvenation of Texas Health Care Texas Heart Institute Journal 2010;37(6):665-666.
Ramirez, AG; Vela, L; Cigarroa, FG.A Model for Health Professional Education in South Texas Journal of Hispanic Higher Education 2008 Apr;Vol 7(2):183-194.
Cigarroa FG.Responding to a Culture-Based Health Need Journal of the American College of Dentists 2008;75(4):8-10.
Cigarroa FG.Liver Transplantation at The University of Texas Health Science Center/University Hospital in San Antonio Clinical Transplants 2004:247-253.
Cigarroa FG.Radiofrequency tissue ablation : effect of hepatic blood flow occlusion on thermal injuries produced in cirrhotic livers. Ann Surg Oncol 2003 Aug;10(7):773-777.
Washburn WK, Dodd GD III, Kohlmeier RE, McCoy VA, Napier DH, Hubbard LG, Halff GA, Esterl RM, Cigarroa FG, Sharkey FE.Radiofrequency tissue ablation: effect of hepatic blood flow occlusion on thermal injuries produced in cirrhoitic livers. Ann Surg Oncol 2003 Aug;10(7):773-777.
Fisch SI, Vela L, Wartman SA, Cigarroa FG.Community-based medical education: two campuses, one faculty, one school. Tex Med 2002 Aug;98(8):52-54..
Mejia A, Halff GA, Esterl R, Cigarroa F, Speeg KV, Villarreal R, Washburn K.Outcome of Liver Transplantation in Hispanics versus Non-Hispanics: Is There a Difference? Transplant Proc 2002 Jun;34(4):1236-1238.
Cigarroa FG.Sonographically Observed Echogenic Response during Intraoperative Radiofrequency Ablation of Cirrhotic Livers: Pathologic Correlation American Journal of Radiology 2002 May;178(5):1147-1151.
Leyendecker JR, Dodd GD, Halff GA, McCoy VA, Napier DH, Hubbard LG, Chintapalli KN, Chopra S, Washburn WK, Esterl RM, Cigarroa FG, Kohlmeier RE, Sharkey FE.Sonographically observed echogenic response during intraoperative radiofrequency ablation of cirrhotic livers: pathologic correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2002 May;178(5):1147-1151.
Bingener-Casey J, Esterl RM, Kenneth Washburn W, Cigarroa FG, Abrahamian GA, Halff GA.Tc-99m-labeled Red Blood Cell Scanning Localizes Anastomotic Hemorrhage Between the Distal Ileum and Duodenal Stump of an Enteric-drained Pancreas Transplant. Clin Nucl Med 2002 Mar;27(3):205-206.
Cigarroa FG.Outcome of Liver Transplantation in Hispanics Versus Non-Hispanics: Is there a Difference? Transplantation Proceedings 2001 Feb;34:1236-1238.
Lange RA, Hillis LD, Cigarroa FG, Rapp AH, Keeley EC.Prevalence of coronary artery disease in patients with aortic stenosis with and without angina pectoris. Am J Cardiol 2001;88:1212-1213.
Cigarroa FG.Steroid elimination 24 hours after Liver Transplantation using daclizumab, tacrolimus, and mycophenolate mofetil Transplantation 2001 Nov;72(10):1675-1679.
Washburn K, Speeg KV, Esterl R, Cigarroa F, Pollack M, Tourtellot C, Maxwell P, Halff G.Steroid Elimination 24 hours After Liver Transplantation Using Daclizumab, Tacrolimus, and Mycophenolate Mofetil. Transplantation 2001 Nov;72(10):1675-1679.
Schwesinger WH, Richards ML, Cigarroa FG, Heim-Hall J.Difficulty swallowing in a young child. Grand Rounds Current Surgery 2000;57(5):446-449.
Cai TH, Esterl RM, Nichols L, Cigarroa F, Speeg KV, Halff GA.Improved Immunosuppression with Combination Tacrolimus (FK506) and Mycophenolic Acid in Orthotopic Liver Transplantation. Transplant Proc 1998 Jun;30(4):1413-1416.
Ratner LE, Cigarroa FG, Bender JS, Magnuson T, Kraus ES.Transplantation of single and paired pediatric kidneys into adult recipients. J Am Coll Surg 1997 Nov;185(5):437-445.
Colombani PM, Cigarroa FG, Schwarz K, Wise B, Maley WE, Klein AS.Liver transplantation in infants younger than 1 year of age. Ann Surg 1996 Jun;223(6):658-662.
Ratner LE, Ciseck LJ, Moore RG, Cigarroa FG, Kaufman HS, Kavoussi LR.Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy. Transplantation 1995 Nov;60(9):1047-1049.
Eckhardt WF, Patafio O, Cigarroa FG.A retained esophageal stethoscope as a potential cause of small bowel obstruction. Anesth Analg 1992 Feb;74(2):300-302.
Lange RA, Cigarroa FG, Hillis LD, Wells PJ, Kremers MS.Influence of antegrade flow in the infarct artery on the incidence of late potentials in acute myocardial infarction Am J Cardiol 1990;65:554-558.
Cigarroa FG, Coughlin JP, Donahoe PK, White MF, Uitvlugt N, MacLaughlin DT.Recombinant human müllerian inhibiting substance inhibits epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase. Growth Factors 1989;1(2):179-191.
Cigarroa FG, Kim SH, Donahoe PK.Imperforate anus with long but apparent low fistula in females. J Pediatr Surg 1988 Jan;23(1 Pt):42-44.
Cigarroa FG.Leading an Academic Health Center in the 21st Century: A Pediatric Surgeon's Perspective Journal of Pediatric Surgery.