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Dr. Douglas James Anderson

Assistant Professor
Program Director, UAB Abdominal Transplant Fellowship

Areas of Interest
kidney transplantation, immunosuppression


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

Locke JE, Kumar V, Anderson D, Porrett PM. Normal Graft Function After Pig-to-Human Kidney Xenotransplant. JAMA Surg. 2023 Oct 1;158(10):1106-1108.

Porrett PM, Orandi BJ, Kumar V, Houp J, Anderson D, Killian AC, Hauptfeld-Dolejsek V, Martin DE, Macedon S, Budd N, Stegner KL, Dandro A, Kokkinaki M, Kuravi KV, Reed RD, Fatima H, Killian JT, Baker G, Perry J, Wright ED, Cheung MD, Erman EN, Kraebber K, Gamblin T, Guy L, George JF, Ayares D, Locke JE. First clinical-grade porcine kidney xenotransplant using a human decedent model. Am J Transplant. 2022 Apr;22(4):1037-1053.


Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University
Biomedical Engineering

Emory University
General Surgery

Research Fellowship
Emory Transplant Center

Clinical Fellowship
Emory University
Abdominal Transplant Surgery


Campus Address
FOT 754

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