Nicole Turgeon, MD

Dr. Turgeon is currently a kidney/pancreas transplant surgeon and serves and director of the Living Donor Program at the Emory Transplant Center and Surgical Director of the Kidney Transplant Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  She trained in General Surgery at the University of Massachusetts and subsequently completed a Multi-Organ Transplantation Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin.  She has been has been a member of the Emory University Faculty for 8 years.

As Associate Professor of Surgery, Dr. Turgeon’s academic interests include organ donation and utilization, adult and pediatric renal transplantation, pancreatic transplantation and clinical and investigational islet cell transplantation. She has served as an Investigator and PI on numerous grants funded by the NIH and other organizations.  Her research has appeared in a number of nationally and internationally recognized research journals including the American Journal of Transplantation

She is an active participant in the local organ procurement organization, serving as an Assistant Medical Director.  She has a strong commitment and interest in serving and leading the transplant community through UNOS regional and national committee participation.  She has been a member of the UNOS Kidney Committee since 2012 as the Region 3 representative,  is currently serving as Vice Chair through 2017 and is slated to become chair from 2017-2019.  In addition she is chair of UNOS Kidney Paired Exchange Program Committee and serves on the Policy Oversight Committee.

As a member of the AST since 2005, Dr. Turgeon has been active in a number of leadership roles. She served as chair of the AST organ donation committee in 2012, and was a member of the Organ Donation Goal Task Group in 2013. She currently serves as chair of the Education Committee.

Updated June 2016