To kick off into Donate Life Month, on March 28, we are joined with Dr. Raul Badell from the Emory Transplant Center to discuss the importance of organ donation, explain how one can become an organ donor, combat the myths about organ donation, and more.
Raul Badell, MD
Raul Badell, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Transplantation at Emory University School of Medicine. He also serves as the Surgical Director of the Living Donor Kidney Program for Emory Transplant Center. Dr. Badell received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 2006, after which he came to Emory for his general surgery residency and abdominal organ transplantation fellowship, which he completed in 2015. Within this period of clinical training, he completed a pre-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine, and a post-doctoral research fellowship in transplant immunology at Emory Transplant Center. During his clinical fellowship, he focused on basic immunology and clinical trial investigations. His clinical practice consists primarily of kidney/pancreas transplantation.