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Nicole Turgeon, MD

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
– Director of Pancreas Transplantation, Emory Transplant Center
– Surgical Director, Living Donor Kidney and Living Donor Pancreas Transplant Programs, Emory Transplant Center
– Director, Kidney Transplant Program, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta





American Board of Surgery

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Dr. Turgeon joined the Emory faculty in 2007 from the University of Massachusetts, where she served as director of kidney and pancreas transplantation and where she received her research fellowship training, residency training, and medical degree. She completed a transplant fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Hospital.

For her work in OPTN/UNOS Region 3, the National Leadership Team of the HRSA Donation and Transplant Community Collaborative named her a Regional Champion in 2010. In 2011, Dr. Turgeon initiated a protocol with Dr. Kevin Kim, an interventional radiologist at Emory, that performed a minimally-invasive islet transplant solution for patients with unstable type 1 diabetes. The next year, she initiated Emory's participation in the National Kidney Registry to quickly and efficiently find living donor matches for kidney patients waitlisted at Emory. In 2013, Dr. Turgeon participated in the second largest kidney swap in the world. 


View Dr. Turgeon's publications on PubMed


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