Whelchel, ’66, former transplant surgeon, died Oct. 17

Dr. John Davis Whelchel Jr., ’66, died at his home in Atlanta, Georgia, on Oct 17.

Dr. Whelchel had served as chief of the Organ Transplant Service at USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.

He became the first ASTS Abdominal Transplant Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and a faculty instructor at Harvard Medical School.

He later served as associate professor of Transplantation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center and, in 1986, he was appointed Livingston Professor of Surgery at Emory University, directing the transplant programs at both Emory University and Piedmont Hospital.

Read Dr. Whelchel’s obituary.


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