Aaron Trammell, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine


Dr. Trammell grew up in North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated from medical school with distinction in 2008. He then moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine (2008-2011) and subsequently fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (2011-2014) at Vanderbilt University. During his training at Vanderbilt, Dr. Trammell developed an interest in pulmonary hypertension and worked in the Pulmonary Vascular Biology lab with Dr. Anna Hemnes, studying the interactions of metabolism and pulmonary hypertension in transgenic mice and cell-based models. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Trammell spent one year in Houston, Texas working under Dr. Adaani Frost, an internationally-recognized expert in pulmonary hypertension and clinical trials. He joined the faculty at Emory in 2015 as Assistant Professor.

Dr. Trammell’s current academic interests include both providing exceptional clinical care to patients with pulmonary hypertension and also, through translational and clinical research, improving understanding of the mechanisms of pulmonary vascular disease development in patients with PAH and those with left heart disease. His prior research focused on the way in which metabolic syndrome affects pulmonary hypertension development in animals. Going forward, he plans to bring techniques learned in this prior work to clinical/translational studies. With this in mind, he plans to pursue additional training to obtain a Master of Science in Clinical Research which will set the foundation for his ongoing academic pursuits. Dr. Trammell sees patients at The Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital’s MICU and Advanced Lung Disease services.