Felipe A. Lisboa


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Surgical critical care, precision medicine, inflammatory response, trauma and wound healing
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1997 to 2003 - M.D., Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2003 to 2004 - GME, General Surgery (1 year), HPM, Belo Horizonte, Brazil


Felipe A. Lisboa, MD, is an Investigator at the Surgical Critical Care Initiative (SC2I) and Research Assistant Professor at the USU Department of Surgery with more than ten years of experience in both basic and clinical research. He currently serves as the SC2i Associate Director of Clinical Research and SC2i USU/WR Biorepository Director. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Lisboa has also completed one year of postgraduate medical education, training in general surgery at the Military Hospital of Minas Gerais (HPM), Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Next, Dr. Lisboa pursued training in basic research and completed seven years of postdoctoral fellowships studying molecular immunology and molecular biology at both the NHLBI/NIH and USU.

At SC2i, Dr. Lisboa has continually worked on the investigation of inflammatory response mechanisms associated with wound healing, critical care and surgical research developing and implementing clinical study protocols, expanding the SC2i USU/WR Biorepository inventory, and exploring ways of utilizing precision medicine research and machine learning methods to develop clinical decision support tools aimed at improving the treatment of surgical military and civilian patients. To fulfill these goals, his research is currently dedicated to the investigation of methods and mechanisms of precision medicine, surgical critical care, angiogenesis, inflammatory response, immunology, molecular biology, and the utilization of machine learning in clinical research. More recently, Dr. Lisboa and his colleagues at SC2i are focusing on the study of multiomics-related mechanisms, involving genomics, proteomics and metabolomics associated with the risk, development and recovery of surgical treatment complications such as wound failure, local infection, sepsis, pneumonia, ARDS, AKI, and VTE.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

2021-present SC2i Biorepository Director, SC2i, USUHS and WRNMMC, Bethesda, MD

2020-present. SC2i Associate Director Clinical Research, HJF, SC2i, USUHS, Bethesda, MD

2017-2020 Medical Scientist, HJF, Department of Surgery, USUHS, Bethesda, MD

2016-present Research Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, USUHS, Bethesda, MD

2010-present Member, American Association of Immunologists

2010-2017 Research Associate, NMRC, Silver Spring, MD

2008-2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology, USUHS, Bethesda, MD

2005-2008 Executive Secretary of NIH Mast Cell Inter-Institute Group

2004-2008 Postdoctoral Fellow, NHLBI, NIH, Bethesda, MD

2003 General Surgery Resident, HPM, Belo Horizonte, Brazil