Specialties

Transplantation

Surgery (Board certified since 1992)

At a Glance

  • 1986 Started practicing
  • 30 Years experience
  • 5 OFFICE LOCATIONS
  • 1 HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

About Dr. Larsen

In 2003, he performed the first islet transplant in Georgia. In addition to maintaining this busy surgical and clinical schedule throughout his career, he has built one of the foremost transplantation immunology programs in the world.

Dr. Larsen was the first to demonstrate the migration of Dendritic cells, so-called sentinels of the immune system, from the transplanted organ to the draining lymph node or spleen, where they initiate the immune response that causes allograft rejection. In a seminal publication in Nature in 1996, he provided unequivocal evidence that blocking T lymphocyte costimulation at the time of transplantation guarantees long-term survival of organ allografts in rodents. These findings were rapidly translated by Dr. Larsen's research group to primates and later to humans, and are currently a clinically proven treatment for recipients of solid organ transplants.

His current scientific endeavors are focused on achieving immunological tolerance through the induction of mixed hematopoietic chimerism and on the application of costimulation blockers to facilitate transplantation of insulin-producing cells, islets, to treat type 1 diabetes.

Dr. Larsen's achievements are distinguished by his talent to successfully drive a discovery from the bench to the bedside using the rigor of the scientific method.

My Clinical Interests

  • kidney transplant surgery
  • pancreatic transplantation
  • transplantation
  • islet transplantation

Academic Profile

Degree

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Training (Residency & Fellowship)

RESIDENCY

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

FELLOWSHIP

Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford, UK

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

INTERNSHIP

Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

Professional Memberships

American Association of Immunologists

American College of Surgeons, Fellow (FACS)

American Diabetes Association

American Society for the Advancement of Science

American Society of Transplant Surgeons

American Society of Transplantation

Georgia Transplant Foundation

International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association

The National Kidney Foundation

The Society of Clinical Surgery

Locations & Appointments

5 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Clinic 'B'

Emory Clinic at 1365 Clifton Rd
1365 Clifton Rd NE
Fl 6
Atlanta, GA 30322
  • 404-727-0717
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2

Emory Transplant Center at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Ste 350
Atlanta, GA 30342
  • 855-366-7989
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3

Emory Transplant Center Acworth

Emory at Acworth
4791 S Main St
Acworth, GA 30101
  • 855-366-7989
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4

Emory Transplant Center Dublin

200 Fairview Park Dr
Dublin, GA 31021
  • 855-366-7989
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5

Emory Transplant Center at Savannah

5353 Reynolds St
Ste 212
Savannah, GA 31405
  • 855-366-7989
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1 Hospital Affiliation(s)

6

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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Academic Profile

Degree

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Training (Residency & Fellowship)

RESIDENCY

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

FELLOWSHIP

Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford, UK

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

INTERNSHIP

Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

Professional Memberships

American Association of Immunologists

American College of Surgeons, Fellow (FACS)

American Diabetes Association

American Society for the Advancement of Science

American Society of Transplant Surgeons

American Society of Transplantation

Georgia Transplant Foundation

International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association

The National Kidney Foundation

The Society of Clinical Surgery