Transplant Research & Clinical Trials

The Emory Transplant Center’s (ETC’s) core mission is to provide quality care for patients in need of organ transplants while offering access to the most cutting-edge transplant technology. That mission extends beyond the care of patients presenting today, and includes improvement of the therapies available for future patients. As such, the ETC has an exceptionally active research and development program that is seamlessly integrated into the clinical program.

The ETC Research Program has earned an international reputation for clinical excellence and advanced research. Follow the links below to learn more about the ETC, including current research, our outstanding faculty, and funding sources.

Discovery & Translational Research

Emory is at the forefront of discovery and translational research pursuing studies that translate to the patient bedside. Read more about our most notable projects.

Research Highlights

Emory researchers have made significant strides in the field of transplantation. Follow this link to learn more about how Emory researchers are helping patients.


The Emory Transplant Center Biorepository for Translational Science (ETC Biorepository) contributes to the improvement of transplant outcomes by supporting Emory researchers in their basic, translational and clinical research studies.


The breadth and scope of our research is conducted by a team of 48 faculty who include basic scientists and clinical researchers across departments ranging from surgery to medicine to pediatrics.


The ongoing research efforts at Emory are continually published in well respected, peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals. View our list of over 45 articles that were published by Emory researchers in 2010.


Despite declining federal funding trends, the ETC has fought hard to maintain its research mission. Learn more about how the important work at the ETC is funded.


By making a gift, you are making an immediate difference in the lives of transplant patients and their families.

You can make a gift online or if you prefer you may e-mail James P. Owen or call 404.778.5429.