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Transplantation Faculty

DIVISION CHIEF

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

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.

FACULTY

Andrew B. Adams, MD, PhD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

B. Daniel Campos, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Mandy L. Ford, PhD
– Associate Professor, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Scientific Director, Emory Transplant Center
– Director of Admissions, Graduate Program in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Emory University

Karim J. Halazun, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Neal N. Iwakoshi, PhD
– Assistant Professor, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Christian P. Larsen, MD, DPhil
– Dean, Emory University School of Medicine
– Vice President for Health Center Integration, Woodruff Health Sciences Center
– Chair, Board of Directors, The Emory Clinic
– Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Emory

Joseph F. Magliocca, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Kenneth A. Newell, MD, PhD
– Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Director, Living Donor Kidney Program, Emory Transplant Center

Ronald F. Parsons, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Rachel E. Patzer, PHD, MPH
– Assistant Professor, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– (Joint Appointment) Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health

Thomas C. Pearson, MD, DPhil
– Livingston Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

– Executive Director, Emory Transplant Center
– Director, Kidney Transplant Program, Emory University Hospital
– Affiliate Scientist, Division of Pathobiology and Immunobiology, Yerkes Primate Research Center

Elizabeth A. Strobert, DVM
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Chief, Veterinary Medicine, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University

Paul L. Tso, MD
– Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Nicole A. Turgeon, MD
– Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Director, Clinical Islet Transplant Program, Emory Transplant Center
– Director, Extramural Studies, General Surgery Residency, Department of Surgery, Emory University
– Surgical Director, Living Donor Paired Kidney Exchange Program, Emory Transplant Center
– Surgical Director, Pancreas Transplantation, Emory Transplant Center

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