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Stuart Knechtle, MD

Stuart J. Knechtle, MD

– Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Carlos and Marguerite Mason Chair of Surgery for Liver Transplantation, Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Clinical Director, Emory Transplant Center
– Director, Liver Transplantation, Emory University Hospital
– Chief, Transplant Services, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta





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Prior to joining Emory as clinical director of the Emory Transplant Center, Dr. Knechtle was the director of liver transplantation and transplant clinical trials at the University of Wisconsin, where he operated an NIH-funded research lab for 17 years. He led a team that performed Wisconsin's first liver transplant from a living donor and the state's first combined liver/pancreas transplant. Upon his Emory arrival, Dr. Knechtle began expanding Emory's liver transplant program by collaborating with colleagues in the departments of medicine, radiology, anesthesia, and surgery. He was appointed chief of the division of transplantation of the Emory Department of Surgery in 2009, and named chief of pediatric liver transplant surgery at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston in 2010. In October 2011, he directed the first living donor, parent-to-child liver transplant at Children's since 2006. In July 2011, he led the surgical team that performed the liver and kidney portions of Georgia's first triple organ transplant at Emory. Dr. Knechtle's research, encompassing human clinical trials and non-human primate models, focuses on the immunologic mechanisms of transplant rejection and immunologic tolerance. According to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, which publishes ranking tables online of annual NIH funding, Dr. Knechtke was the fifth top-funded academic surgery investigator for 2013.

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