At UT Health Austin, we believe in providing our patients and their families with the tools that allow them to make informed decisions about their health. Our clinicians and staff are committed to empowering patients to become active participants in their healthcare journey to ensure the best possible health outcomes.
Nicole Turgeon, MD, is a transplant surgeon and the Transplant Director for the Abdominal Transplant Center, a clinical partnership between Ascension Seton and UT Health Austin. For Dr. Turgeon, caring for patients becomes a lifelong bond that begins with an initial evaluation and carries through surgery and beyond transplantation to ensure their ongoing success. The journey from waitlist to wellness can be daunting, which is why Dr. Turgeon is committed to empowering her patients to become active participants in their care.
Dr. Turgeon diagnoses, treats, and manages the care of adult patients in need of a kidney, pancreas, or simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplant as well as those willing to be a living kidney donor. Dr. Turgeon intends to expand her practice by developing a program for patients in need of a liver transplant.
Dr. Turgeon is a professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care and serves as Chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery, where she oversees the division’s clinical and research activities as well as provides education and training for the next generation of abdominal transplant providers.
Dr. Turgeon is actively involved in research devoted to enhancing access to transplantation by mitigating health disparities, incentivizing more efficient utilization of organs, and improving the transplantation healthcare system to ensure a fair and equitable process for all.