Faculty Profile

Gustavo Parrilla, MD

Gustavo Parrilla, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Email: gustavo.adrian.parrilla@emory.edu

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2019


Dr. Gustavo Parrilla is a heart and lung procurement surgeon for the Emory Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and procures organs at non-Emory facilities across the state and region. Dr. Parrilla received his MD and completed his general surgery and thoracic surgery residencies at the Universidad de Buenos Aires School of Medicine. He did his thoracic surgery fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and completed his fellowship in thoracic transplant surgery at Duke University Hospital. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Dr. Parrilla was deputy chief of the lung transplant division at Hospital Universitario Favaloro, Buenos Aires.


  • Emory University Hospital


  • MD, Universidad de Buenos Aires School of Medicine (UBA), Class of 1995

  • General Surgery Residency, UBA, 1996-2000

  • Thoracic Surgery Residency, UBA, 2000-2002

  • Thoracic Surgery Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2008

  • Thoracic Transplant Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Hospital, 2013-2015

Current Organizational Memberships

  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation

  • Argentine Surgical Society

  • Argentine Transplant Society

  • Argentine Thoracic Surgery Society

  • Latin American and Caribbean Transplant Society

  • Argentine Pneumonology Society

  • Argentine Association of Respiratory Medicine

Special Interests

  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

  • Heart and lung transplantation

  • Heart and lung procurement

  • Video-assisted thoracic surgery