Faculty Profile

Paul Tso, MD

Paul L. Tso, MD

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

Telephone: 404.727.9942

Email: ptso@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 1999

Biography

Dr. Tso earned his MD from the University of Maryland, completed his general surgery residency at Louisiana State University, did his fellowship in traumatology and critical care at the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, and completed his fellowship in transplantation at Ohio State University. Dr. Tso's clinical and research interests encompass dual renal transplant, islet transplant, pancreatic transplant, live donor nephrectomy, and increasing the donor organ pool through such methods as hand assisted laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy.

Affiliations

  • Emory University Hospital

Education

  • MD, University of Maryland-Baltimore, Class of 1984

  • General Surgery Residency, Louisiana State University-New Orleans, 1985-1989

  • Fellowship in Traumatology and Critical Care, Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, 1989-1990

  • Fellowship in Transplantation, Ohio State University, 1993-1995

Honors and Awards

  • Young Surgeon Representative for the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, 2004 Leadership Conference

  • Cardiac Surgery Resident of the Year, The Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, LA, 1988

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Maryland at Baltimore, 1983

  • Phi Kappa Phi, 1979, Phi Eta Sigma, 1978, General Honors Program, 1977, Academic Scholarship, 1977, University of Maryland at College Park

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

  • The Society of Critical Care Medicine

  • The American Medical Association

  • The Florida Medical Association

  • The Hillsborough County Medical Association

  • The Central Florida Academy of Nephrology

  • The Georgia Surgical Society

  • American Society of Transplantation

  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons

  • Atlanta Surgical Association

  • The Vascular Access Society of the Americas

  • The International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis

Clinical Specialties

  • Dual renal transplant

  • Islet transplant

  • Pancreatic transplant

  • Live donor nephrectomy

Research Interests

  • Methods of increasing the donor organ pool