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Jacqueline Mary Garonzik Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Program Director, Multi-Organ Transplant Fellowship
  • Associate Professor of Surgery


General Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Kidney Transplant, Liver Transplant, Pancreas Transplant more

Research Interests

exploring and developing methods to increase living donation; utilizing large healthcare datasets to improve access to transplantation and post-transplant outcomes; increasing deceased donor transplant rates by safely expanding organ acceptance criteria more

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Jacqueline Garonzik Wang, M.D. Ph.D, is an associate professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the Division of Transplant Surgery. She was born and raised in Baltimore and completed her undergraduate studies in Public Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University. She obtained her medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and then returned to Baltimore to complete her general surgery training as a Halsted Resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. 

Additionally, she obtained a Ph.D. in Clinical Investigation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her fellowship in Abdominal Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Her areas of clinical expertise include hepatobiliary surgery, liver, pancreas, and kidney transplantation and living kidney donation.  

Dr. Garonzik Wang has contributed to numerous publications and national presentations. Her research interests include exploring and developing methods to increase living donation, utilizing large healthcare datasets to improve access to transplantation and post-transplant outcomes, and increasing deceased donor transplant rates by safely expanding organ acceptance criteria. more


  • Program Director, Multi-Organ Transplant Fellowship
  • Associate Professor of Surgery

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  • MD; Emory University School of Medicine (2006)


  • Surgery; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2014)


  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital (2016)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery (Surgery) (2015)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Garonzik Wang JM, Montgomery RA, Kucirka LM, Berger JC, Warren DS, Segev DL.  Brief Communication: Incompatible Live Donor Kidney Transplantation in the United States: Results of a National Survey. Clin J Am Soc Nephro 2011; 6 (8): 2041-6.

Garonzik Wang JM, James NT, Weatherspoon KC, Deshpande NA, Berger JA, Hall EC, Montgomery RA, Segev DL.  The Aggressive Phenotype: Center-Level Patterns in the Utilization of Suboptimal Kidneys.  Am J Transplant. 2012; 12(2):400-8.

Garonzik Wang JM, Govindan P, Grinnan JW, Lui M, Ali HM, Chakraborty A, Jain V, Ros RL, James NT, Kucirka LM, Hall EC, Berger JC, Montgomery RA, Desai NJ, Dagher NN, Sonnenday CJ, Englesbe MJ, Walston JD, Segev DL. Frailty and Delayed Graft Function in Kidney Transplant Recipients. JAMA Surg. 2012; 147(2): 190-3

Garonzik Wang JM, Berger JC, Ros RL, Kucirka LM, Deshpande NA, Boyarsky DJ, Montgomery RA, Hall EC, James NT, Segev DL. Live Donor Champion: Finding Live Kidney Donors by Separating the Advocate from the Patient. Transplantation. 2012; 93(11): 1147-50.

Garonzik Wang JM, James NT, Van Arendonk KJ, Gupta N, Orandi BJ, Hall EC, Massie AB, Montgomery RA, Dagher NN, Singer AL, Cameron AM. The Aggressive Phenotype Revisited: Utilization of Higher-Risk Liver Allografts. Am J Transplant. 2013; 13(4): 936-42.

Activities & Honors


  • The Anthony L. Imbembo Resident Teaching Award
  • G. Melville Williams Hero Award
  • ASTS and AST “Most read articles of 2012”
  • Clinical Research Scholar Award Recipient, 2012

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