Fecal Transplant Program
Emory Division of Infectious Diseases faculty are currently performing fecal microbiota transplantation (fecal transplants) for the indication of the 2nd recurrence of C. difficile. Infectious Diseases physicians perform the fecal transplant via colonoscopy in the outpatient or inpatient endoscopy suites, or via nasogastric feeding tube (Dobhoff) placement as an inpatient.
• Tanvi Dhere, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
• Rachel Friedman-Moraco, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
• Colleen Kraft, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Assistant Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
• Marshall Lyon, MD, MMSc, Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases
• Aneesh K. Mehta, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Assistant Director of Transplant Infectious Diseases
• Nadine Rouphael, MD, Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases
1. Conventional fecal microbiota transplantation by colonoscopy followed by biopsies via anoscopy (office visit) at 2 and 10 weeks. This is open to any patient who has an indication for fecal microbiota transplantation. Please contact Colleen Kraft, MD or Dr. Tanvi Dhere, MD to inquire about this study.
2. Oral modified fecal microbiota transplantation, pill form. This is open to patients who meet the criteria for conventional fecal microbiota transplantation, but do not have other significant illnesses. This study involves receiving the pill form and returning at 8 and 24 weeks for office visits. Please contact Colleen Kraft, MD or Tanvi Dhere, MD to inquire about this study.
3. Fecal microbiota transplantation for patients with pouchitis. An IND has been submitted to the FDA to perform fecal microbiota transplantation by enema in patients who have pouchitis due to surgery for ulcerative colitis. Please contact Colleen Kraft, MD, Virginia Shaffer, MD or Tanvi Dhere, MD to inquire about this study.
Emory's Fecal Transplant Program has received nationwide recognition and the program has been highlighted in a number of news pieces including:
- Fecal Transplants Effective Against Persistent and Deadly Infection, The Emory University Academic Exchange
- An unusual transplant, an unusual donor, Georgia Health News