Roshan Punnoose George, MD
Trivandrum Medical College, Kerala, India
Director, Transplant Quality, Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation Director, Renal Transplant Transition Program, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Associate Program Director, Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
My research is currently on urinary biomarkers for early detection of rejection. I am also working on studying ways to improve adherence in adolescents by leveraging technology.
What made you decide to work in transplantation?:
I find transplant immunology fascinating. I will credit my mentors throughout my training for igniting the spark. The resilience shown by our patients and their families in transplant is so inspiring that it motivates me everyday. I am also thankful for the opportunity to teach and pass along our current knowledge to new learners as well as continue to be a life long learner myself in the ever evolving field of transplantation.
What do you find to be the most valuable aspect of your work?:
Although I feel excited about all the opportunities I have with my clinical work, research, administrative and teaching responsibilities, without doubt, my patients and their achievements are the most fulfilling aspect of my work. I see every child and adolescent I care for, coming in with so much potential and I am grateful to play a small part in helping them reach it.
I love to visit National Parks in the US and other countries with my family and we visit at least one every year.