Raphael Pascal Henri Meier, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Raphael Pascal Henri Meier, MD


  • Transplant Surgery

About Raphael Pascal Henri Meier, MD

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Raphael P. H. Meier, M.D., Ph.D., is a liver, kidney, and pancreas transplant surgeon at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed surgical training at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. He spent three years studying mesenchymal stem cell and islet transplantation in one of the busiest cell transplant centers worldwide. Dr. Meier then completed his training in multi-organ transplantation at the University of California, San Francisco, before joining the University of Maryland faculty.

Dr. Meier’s primary interest is in mesenchymal stem cell-based immunomodulation and precisely how to deliver anti-inflammatory cytokines using microencapsulated cell devices. 

Basic research interests

  • Mesenchymal stem cell-based immunomodulation
  • Islet transplantation
  • Cell microencapsulation
  • Xenotransplantation
  • Genome-wide association study (GWAS)

Clinical research interests

  • Liver transplantation
  • Pancreas and kidney transplantation
  • Islet transplantation
  • Liver fibrosis and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
  • Machine perfusion

Dr. Meier’s research background includes being awarded the Derek Gray Distinguished Traveling Scholarship Award by the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA) in 2015 and the Geneva University best MD-PhD thesis award (Arditi award) by the University of Geneva.

He served as a YI committee member of the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA); 2014 - 2019 tenure.

Gender: Male

Language(s): English


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