Stephen Pastan, MD attended Amherst College and Harvard Medical School. He completed his internal medicine and nephrology training at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. Dr. Pastan joined the nephrology faculty at Indiana University in 1988, moving to Emory in 1994 where he attended at Crawford Long Hospital and ran Emory’s home dialysis program. In 2002, he became medical director of Preferred Medical Group, a regional dialysis company, and joined Piedmont Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Pastan returned to Emory in 2010 as medical director of the Kidney and Pancreas transplant programs at the Emory Transplant Center. His research has focused on improving the quality of care and outcomes of patients with end-stage renal disease. Dr. Pastan has also worked with End Stage Renal Disease Network 6 and the National Forum of Networks to promote quality dialysis and transplant care. He has worked to expand health services research in the Emory Transplant Center, promoting projects to expand access to renal transplant for minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged patients. He serves on the board of directors of the National Kidney Foundation, where he chairs the Transplant Task Force. He also serves on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation.
Outside of work, Dr. Pastan enjoys running and reading—particularly mysteries and literary non-fiction. He has three boys, Carson (25), Daniel (24), and Jamie (18). He is married to Dr. Elizabeth Carson Pastan, a medievalist and professor of art history at Emory.