• Using minimally invasive surgery, thoracic oncology surgeon Seth Force removes a nodule from a patient's lung so it can be sent to the pathology lab.

  • Our faculty treat a wide array of patients and conditions, often offering procedures that are unavailable elsewhere in the state of Georgia.

  • The Emory Surgery training experience balances mentored learning with supervised independence.

  • Barbara Pettitt, the department's director of medical student education, says, "The students have great clinical experiences with our faculty and residents."

  • Felmont Eaves and Foad Nahai trained at Emory, joined the faculty, left for private practice, and now work and teach together at the Emory Aesthetic Center.

  • Our faculty surgeons are often at the forefront of new surgical methods and technologies, from robotic surgery to implanting fenestrated and branched endovascular grafts.

  • The Emory Electronic ICU digitally links the critical care units at five hospitals for 24/7 patient monitoring by centralized teams of critical care intensivists and nurses.

  • Since the establishment of the Department of Surgery in 1930, it has helped shape the Emory University School of Medicine into one of the nation's top institutions for biomedical education, research, and patient care.

  • For our faculty scientists, the personal connection provided by private donations can be as rewarding as receiving federal grants and industry funding.

  • The Department of Surgery offers various opportunities for acquiring dedicated research time to our residents.

  • Veteran transplant surgeon Paul Tso is devoted to expanding the donor pool for transplants, and he and his clinical trial support team regularly conduct follow-up sessions with trial participants.

Faculty Spotlights

Gary F. Bouloux, DDS, MD, MDSc

Dr. Gary BoulouxHaving conducted multicenter studies into the efficiency of various surgical treatments for temporomandibular disorders that have advanced the science and practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Bouloux is considered one of the world's leaders in evidence-based management of temporomandibular disorder. His current investigations include the evaluation of surgical plates in the repair of jaw fractures and mandibular resection.

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Theresa W. Gillespie, PhD, MA, BSN

Dr. Theresa GillespieDr. Gillespie is a researcher with vast experience in both clinical oncology and cancer center administration. Her work has encompassed early phase I trials, multicenter phase III investigations, and population-based studies in cancer prevention, screening, and treatment. Her current research focuses on patient decision-making regarding cancer therapies, barriers to clinical trial accrual, health disparities, and outcomes, and is regularly funded by such agencies as the NIH, NCI, CDC, AHRQ, and the VA. 

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Top Surgery News

Emory Cares for ICU Patients Remotely, Turning 'Night Into Day' From Australia

ICU nurses at Emory University Hospital speak remotely with a critical care physician in Australia.A partnership involving Emory Healthcare, Royal Perth Hospital in Australia, and health technology company Philips will move night intensive care work in the Emory eICU Center into daylight hours, focusing on the globalization of critical care medicine.

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Also in the News:

Rachel Patzer Named Director of Emory Health Services Research Center

Stephanie Drew First Woman President of ACOMS

I. Raul Badell Receives 2018 ASTS-Astellas Faculty Development Grant

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Trainee Spotlights

Dr. Erica LudiFor her 2018-2019 research sabbatical, surgery resident Erica Ludi, MD,will travel to Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, as a global surgery fellow of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, and work to strengthen the trauma and emergency medical services system within the region.

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Winners of the 2018 Annual William C. Wood Research Symposium with select facultyThe 17th Annual William C. Wood Research Symposium showcased the basic and clinical science research of Emory Surgery's students, residents, and fellows. Pictured with select faculty, the winners were Nnaemeka Ndubisi (1st from left), Margot Hillyer (3rd), Sonia Lurie (6th), and David Mathews (8th).

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