Faculty Profiles

Joseph F. Magliocca, MD

Joseph F. Magliocca, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Surgical Director, Adult and Pediatric Liver Transplantation, Emory University Hospital, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Email: joseph.f.magliocca@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2011


Dr. Magliocca received his MD at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1999, completed his general surgery residency at the University of Michigan Health System in 2004, and did his research and clinical fellowships in transplant surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics from 2004-2007. Prior to coming to Emory, he was surgical director of adult and pediatric liver transplantation as well as pancreas transplantation at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He also directed the medical student and resident education components of UF's transplant and hepatobiliary surgery program.

His current endeavors include being an associate editor of the American Journal of Transplantation, the world's most widely read peer-reviewed publication for transplant professionals, and serving on the PROACTOR Task Force (PROviding better ACcess To ORgans) of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. PROACTOR is investigating ways to increase access to transplantation.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

  • The Emory Clinic


  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, 1999

  • General Surgery Residency, University of Michigan Health System, 1999-2004

  • Research Fellowship, Transplant Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, 2004-2005

  • Clinical Fellowship, Transplant Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, 2005-2007

Honors and Awards

  • Bronze Beeper Student Teaching Award, University of Michigan, 2000, 2002

  • Coller Clinical Tour, Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society, 2004

  • Organ Donation Bronze Medal of Honor, Department of Health and Human Services, 2011

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons

  • Transplantation Society

  • American Society of Transplantation

  • International Pediatric Transplant Association

  • International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association

  • International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement

  • Association for Academic Surgery

  • International Liver Transplant Society

  • Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society

Current Editorships and Editorial Boards

  • Associate Editor, American Journal of Transplantation

  • Editorial Board, Surgical Research – Open Journal

  • Associate Editor, Transplantation Reviews

Clinical Interests

  • Liver transplantation

  • Hepatobiliary surgery

Research Interests

  • Organ preservation

  • Ischemia/reperfusion injury

  • Management of immunosuppression in patients following transplantation