Specialties

Transplantation

Surgery (Board certified since 1989)

At a Glance

  • 1984 Started practicing
  • 34 Years experience
  • 5 OFFICE LOCATIONS
  • 1 HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

About Dr. Pearson

Dr. Pearson serves as the Livingston Professor of Surgery, Executive Director of Emory Transplant Center, Director of Kidney Transplant Program, Co-Director of Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program, and Affiliate Scientist of Yerkes Primate Research Center. Together with his colleague, Dr. Christian Larsen, Dr. Pearson played a leading role in development of Belatacept, a new anti-rejection medication that protects kidney transplant function and improves long survival. In March 2010, Dr. Pearson, Dr. Larsen, and their colleagues published the data from two international phase III clinical trials in the American Journal of Transplantation and in June 2011, the FDA approved Belatacept in the form of the drug Nulojix for the prevention of graft rejection after kidney transplants.

In addition to being an eminent scientist, Dr. Pearson is also a highly accomplished transplant surgeon and has been involved in such milestones as the performance of Georgia's first islet transplant.

My Clinical Interests

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

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

INTERNSHIP

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

RESIDENCY

Emory University Affiliated Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

FELLOWSHIP

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford, UK

Professional Memberships

American Association of Immunologists

American Society of Transplant Surgeons

American Society of Transplantation

Board of Governor's Life Link Foundation

British Transplantation Society

National Kidney Foundation of Georgia

The Transplantation Society

Locations & Appointments

5 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Clinic Building B

Emory Clinic at 1365 Clifton Rd
1365 Clifton Rd NE
Bldg B, Fl 6
Atlanta, GA 30322
  • 855-366-7989
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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 at Acworth

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

Emory Transplant Center at 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

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

INTERNSHIP

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

RESIDENCY

Emory University Affiliated Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

FELLOWSHIP

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford, UK

Professional Memberships

American Association of Immunologists

American Society of Transplant Surgeons

American Society of Transplantation

Board of Governor's Life Link Foundation

British Transplantation Society

National Kidney Foundation of Georgia

The Transplantation Society