Christian Larsen steps up as dean of Medicine

Jan. 16, 2013

In a new video, Christian Larsen, dean of the Emory University School of Medicine as of Jan. 15, shares his views on family, teamwork, service and leadership. Larsen also serves as vice president for Health Center Integration for the Woodruff Health Sciences Center and as chair of the board of the Emory Clinic.

An internationally recognized leader in transplant surgery and immunology, Larsen joined the Emory medical faculty in 1991 and was appointed chair of surgery in 2009. His clinical practice is focused on kidney, pancreas and islet transplantation at Emory University Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He is also an affiliate scientist at Yerkes National Primate Research Center. Larsen became founding director of the Emory Transplant Center (ETC) in 2001, building and directing one of the foremost research and clinical transplantation programs in the world.

Larsen succeeds Thomas J. Lawley, who retired from the deanship after 16 years in that position and will remain a faculty member.

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