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Division of Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation

Douglas A. Hale M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery,
Division of Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation, VUMC

Dr. Hale joined Vanderbilt from the University of Florida’s College of Medicine in Jacksonville where he has served as associate professor of surgery from 2006. From 2000 to 2006, he served as transplant surgeon and investigator with the transplantation branch of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes for Health (NIDDK/NIH), in Bethesda, Maryland. Here he directed a basic research laboratory and clinical trials focusing on translating experimental methods for immunologic tolerance induction from the bench to the bedside. He was assistant professor of surgery with the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda from 1990-1995. As a general surgeon in the U.S. Army, he served on active duty with the 18th Airborne Corps in Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War and with the 82nd Airborne Division in Port Au Prince, Haiti. Dr. Hale received the Best Teaching Faculty award, 2007, and the Exemplary Educator award, 2008, from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has presented numerous invited lectures and grand rounds both in the U.S. and abroad. He has published over 150 abstracts, posters, book chapters, invited reviews, and articles in peer-reviewed journals such as The American Journal of Transplantation and Lancet. He is a member of professional associations that include the American Society of Transplantation, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, and the International Transplantation Society. Dr. Hale is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery.

Post Graduate Training

  • 2007-2008 Master Medical Educator Course, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL
  • 1998-2000 Clinical Transplant Surgical Fellow, Organ Transplantation, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel  Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • 1995-1998 Senior Research Fellow, Organ Transplantation, Harvard Medical School, New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA
  • 1986-1990 Resident, General Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital, Washington, DC
  • 1984-1985 Internship, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX

Education

  • 1980-1984 M.D., Alpha Omega Alpha, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • 1976-1980 B.S., Biology/Chemistry, summa cum laude, St. Bonaventure University, Olean, NY

Research

Dr. Hale's research interests include studies on developing effective strategies for immunologic monitoring following allotransplantation and the experimental use of cellular therapies to induce a state of donor-specific immunologic hyporesponsiveness that precludes the need for immunosuppression.

Publications and Presentations

He has presented numerous invited lectures and grand rounds both in the U.S. and abroad. He has published over 150 abstracts, posters, book chapters, invited reviews, and articles in peer-reviewed journals such as The American Journal of Transplantation and Lancet.

Review some of his abstracts on PubMed.

CV of Dr. Hale in PDF format.

Referrals

For referral to Dr. Hale, have your physician please contact us:

Beverly Brown, Administrative Officer
Division of Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
912 Oxford House
1313 21st Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee 37232-4750
Phone: (615) 936-0404
Fax: (615) 936-0409

Appointments with Dr. Hale

  • Transplant Referrals: (615) 936-0695
  • Vascular Access Appointments: (615) 322-2063

 

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