Specialties

Transplant Hepatology (Board certified since 2013)

Gastroenterology (Board certified since 2015)

Hepatology

Internal Medicine (Board certified since 2010)

At a Glance

  • 2008 Started practicing
  • 9 Years experience
  • 4 OFFICE LOCATIONS
  • 2 HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

About Dr. Wedd

Dr. Wedd joined the Emory Liver Transplant Center in August 2014 after completing his gastroenterology and transplant hepatology fellowships at the University of Colorado. Originally from Virginia, he completed his MD and Masters of Public Health at the University of North Carolina and finished his residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard training hospital in Boston. Dr. Wedd’s clinical interests include end-stage liver disease, portal hypertension, and hepatocellular carcinoma. His research interest is improving our understanding of how to appropriately prioritize patients for liver transplantation.

My Clinical Interests

  • cirrhosis
  • endoscopy
  • esophageal varices
  • hepatitis
  • liver biopsy
  • liver cancer
  • liver disease
  • liver transplant evaluation
  • liver tumor
  • portal hypertension
  • variceal bleeding

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
2007

RESIDENCY

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2010

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2008

FELLOWSHIP

University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO
2012

University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, CO
2013

Professional Memberships

The American Association for the Study of Liver Disease

American College of Gastroenterology

Honors & Awards

2014 Freedman Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement, Clinical Abilities, and Leadership Skills
University of Colorado

2012 Controversies in Transplantation Young Investigators Forum First place abstract presentation
Breckinridge, CO

2011 Rocky Mountain Gut Club Mehta Award for excellence in the first year of gastroenterology fellowship
University of Colorado

2003 Holderness Medical Fellowship
University of North Carolina

Major Publications

Wedd J, Gralla J, Gans B, Dunn S, Solomon H, Voigt M, Biggins S. Improving the Quality of MELD Upgrade Petitions for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Beyond the Milan Criteria in UNOS Region 8. The Liver Meeting, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (poster). Presenter: Joel P. Wedd. Boston, MA. November 2014. Presenter: Joel P. Wedd. Hep. 2014 Nov;60(S4):370A-371A.

Wedd J, Ashcraft B, Babson K, Boyd N, Costelow M, Pepe A, Tong Y, Rosen H, Redington J. Treating Advanced Hepatitis C Virus with New Direct Acting Antiviral Medications, a VA Experience. The Liver Meeting, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (poster). Presenter: Joel P. Wedd. Boston, MA. November 2014. Presenter: Joel P. Wedd. Hep. 2014 Nov;60(S4):699A.

Wedd J, Bambha KM, Stotts M, Laskey H, Colmenero J, Gralla J, Biggins SW. Stage of cirrhosis predicts risk of liver related death in low MELD patients with cirrhosis awaiting liver transplant. Liver Transpl 2014 Oct;20(10):1193-1201.

Wedd J, Harper AM, Biggins SW. MELD Score, Allocation, and Distribution in the United States. Clinical Liver Disease. 2013 Aug: 2(4): 148-151.

Smith JM, Biggins, SW, Haselby DG, Kim WR, Wedd J, Lamb K, Thompson B, Segev DL, Gustafson S, Kandaswamy R, Stock PG, Matas AJ, Samana CJ, Sleeman EF, Stewart D, Harper A, Edwards E, Snyder JJ, Kasiske BL, Israni AK. Kidney, Pancreas, and Liver Allocation and Distribution in the United States. Am J of Transplant. 2012 Dec:12(12):3191-3212.

Wedd J, Biggins S. “Liver Retransplant in HCV”. Hepatitis C Virus and Liver Transplantation. Editor: Marina Berenguer. New York: Springer, 2014. Pages 95-106. Print.

Wedd J, Biggins S. United States Liver Graft Allocation and Distribution. Invited review for the Educational Web Site of the International Liver Transplant Society and Liver and Intensive Group of Europe. 2011.

Locations & Appointments

4 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Clinic at 1365 Clifton Rd
1365 Clifton Rd NE
Fl 1
Atlanta, GA 30322

  • 404-778-3184
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2

5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Ste 350
Atlanta, GA 30342

  • 855-366-7989
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3

Emory Clinic at 1365 Clifton Rd
1365 Clifton Rd NE
Fl 6
Atlanta, GA 30322

  • 855-366-7989
S

2 Hospital Affiliation(s)

5

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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6

Emory University Hospital Midtown

550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
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Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
2007

RESIDENCY

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2010

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2008

FELLOWSHIP

University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO
2012

University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, CO
2013

Professional Memberships

The American Association for the Study of Liver Disease

American College of Gastroenterology

Honors & Awards

2014 Freedman Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement, Clinical Abilities, and Leadership Skills
University of Colorado

2012 Controversies in Transplantation Young Investigators Forum First place abstract presentation
Breckinridge, CO

2011 Rocky Mountain Gut Club Mehta Award for excellence in the first year of gastroenterology fellowship
University of Colorado

2003 Holderness Medical Fellowship
University of North Carolina

Major Publications

Wedd J, Gralla J, Gans B, Dunn S, Solomon H, Voigt M, Biggins S. Improving the Quality of MELD Upgrade Petitions for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Beyond the Milan Criteria in UNOS Region 8. The Liver Meeting, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (poster). Presenter: Joel P. Wedd. Boston, MA. November 2014. Presenter: Joel P. Wedd. Hep. 2014 Nov;60(S4):370A-371A.

Wedd J, Ashcraft B, Babson K, Boyd N, Costelow M, Pepe A, Tong Y, Rosen H, Redington J. Treating Advanced Hepatitis C Virus with New Direct Acting Antiviral Medications, a VA Experience. The Liver Meeting, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (poster). Presenter: Joel P. Wedd. Boston, MA. November 2014. Presenter: Joel P. Wedd. Hep. 2014 Nov;60(S4):699A.

Wedd J, Bambha KM, Stotts M, Laskey H, Colmenero J, Gralla J, Biggins SW. Stage of cirrhosis predicts risk of liver related death in low MELD patients with cirrhosis awaiting liver transplant. Liver Transpl 2014 Oct;20(10):1193-1201.

Wedd J, Harper AM, Biggins SW. MELD Score, Allocation, and Distribution in the United States. Clinical Liver Disease. 2013 Aug: 2(4): 148-151.

Smith JM, Biggins, SW, Haselby DG, Kim WR, Wedd J, Lamb K, Thompson B, Segev DL, Gustafson S, Kandaswamy R, Stock PG, Matas AJ, Samana CJ, Sleeman EF, Stewart D, Harper A, Edwards E, Snyder JJ, Kasiske BL, Israni AK. Kidney, Pancreas, and Liver Allocation and Distribution in the United States. Am J of Transplant. 2012 Dec:12(12):3191-3212.

Wedd J, Biggins S. “Liver Retransplant in HCV”. Hepatitis C Virus and Liver Transplantation. Editor: Marina Berenguer. New York: Springer, 2014. Pages 95-106. Print.

Wedd J, Biggins S. United States Liver Graft Allocation and Distribution. Invited review for the Educational Web Site of the International Liver Transplant Society and Liver and Intensive Group of Europe. 2011.