Dr. Douglas Anderson grew up in Franklin, Tennessee, just south of Nashville. He attended Vanderbilt University, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biomedical engineering. After graduation, he remained at Vanderbilt to attend medical school before relocating to Atlanta in 2009. Once in Atlanta, he completed his residency in general surgery and fellowship in transplant surgery at Emory University. While there, he spent two years in the Emory Transplant Center laboratory researching co-stimulation blockade-based immunosuppression strategies in a pre-clinical model of kidney transplantation.