• Dr. Douglas Anderson grew up in Franklin, Tennessee, just south of Nashville. He attended Vanderbilt University, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biomedical engineering. After graduation, he remained at Vanderbilt to attend medical school before relocating to Atlanta in 2009. Once in Atlanta, he completed his residency in general surgery and fellowship in transplant surgery at Emory University. While there, he spent two years in the Emory Transplant Center laboratory researching co-stimulation blockade-based immunosuppression strategies in a pre-clinical model of kidney transplantation.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2021 Pig kidney xenotransplantation: Progress toward clinical trialsClinical Transplantation.  35. 2021
    2020 Combined Thoracic-Kidney Transplantation Practices May Exacerbate Existing Geographic Disparities in Access to Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation 2020
    2020 Clinical pig kidney xenotransplantation: How close are we?Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  31:12-21. 2020
    2019 Mitigating Racial and Sex Disparities in Access to Living Donor Kidney Transplantation: Impact of the Nation's Longest Single-center Kidney ChainAnnals of Surgery.  270:639-646. 2019
    2019 Corticosteroids and methotrexate as adjuvants to costimulation blockade in non-human primate renal transplantationClinical Transplantation.  33. 2019
    2018 Transplantation versus resection for hilar cholangiocarcinoma: An argument for shifting treatment paradigms for resectable diseaseAnnals of Surgery.  267:797-805. 2018
    2017 Selective Targeting of High-Affinity LFA-1 Does Not Augment Costimulation Blockade in a Nonhuman Primate Renal Transplantation ModelAmerican Journal of Transplantation.  17:1193-1203. 2017
    2016 Anti-Leukocyte Function-Associated Antigen 1 Therapy in a Nonhuman Primate Renal Transplant Model of Costimulation Blockade-Resistant RejectionAmerican Journal of Transplantation.  16:1456-1464. 2016
    2015 A pilot trial targeting the icos-icos-l pathway in nonhuman primate kidney transplantationAmerican Journal of Transplantation.  15:984-992. 2015
    2013 Inhibition of αvβ6 promotes acute renal allograft rejection in nonhuman primatesAmerican Journal of Transplantation.  13:3085-3093. 2013
    2013 Primate Models in organ transplantationCold Spring Harbor perspectives in medicine.  3. 2013
    2013 Belatacept and sirolimus prolong nonhuman primate renal allograft survival without a requirement for memory T cell depletionAmerican Journal of Transplantation.  13:320-328. 2013
    2009 Manganese exposure is cytotoxic and alters dopaminergic and GABAergic neurons within the basal gangliaJournal of Neurochemistry.  110:378-389. 2009
    2008 Simulation study of susceptibility gradients leading to focal myocardial signal lossJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  28:1402-1408. 2008

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University 2009
  • Full Name

  • Douglas Anderson