Top Surgery News

Keneeshia Williams' drive to educate

Trauma surgeon and violence and injury prevention activist Dr. Keneeshia Williams speaks about using her life experience and medical expertise to address gun violence, and offers non-divisive, proven solutions for others to do the same. Her talk was part of TEDxWrigleyville's virtual event "Humanity: The Repatriation.”

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Also in the News:

Marty Sellers named medical advisor-elect to the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations

Sharon Muret-Wagstaff named to Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

Twenty-nine Emory Surgery Faculty Named to Atlanta Magazine's 2021 Top Doctors

Maggie Diller receives first Department of Surgery Pilot Research Award

Robotic surgery debuts at the Atlanta VA Healthcare System

Craig Coopersmith named a finalist for 2021 Health Care Heroes award

HSR Center's Katie Ross-Driscoll and Megan Urbanski receive Georgia CTSA grants

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Faculty Spotlights

Raymond J. Lynch, MD

Raymond J. Lynch, MD

Dr. Raymond Lynch specializes in adult and pediatric liver and kidney transplantation and hepatopancreatobiliary diseases and malignancies. His academic interests include resource utilization and outcomes analysis in transplantation, and he is dedicated to improving the distribution of grafts to patients with organ failure.

He has studied novel clinical predictors of survival and resource utilization, and defined subgroups of patients with end-stage liver disease that experience excess mortality and reduced access to donor organs. He applies this knowledge to advocating for fairer organ distribution policies.

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Omobolanle Oyefule, MD

Omobolanle Oyefule, MD

Dr. Omobolanle (Mobola) Oyefule joined Emory Surgery after completing an advanced GI/bariatric/minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. She graduated with a medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, and completed her general surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic, FL.

Her departmental roles include performing minimally invasive general surgery at Emory University Hospital Midtown; performing bariatric surgery at the Emory Bariatric Center, also at Midtown; and teaching and training Emory general surgery residents.

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Trainee Spotlights

Kirsten Baecher selected for the SESC Gold Medal Resident Paper Award

Kirsten Baecher, MD

Kirsten Baecher, MD, is in the 2nd year of her research sabbatical under the mentorship of Michael Lowe, MD, MA, and Mandy Ford, PhD. In her winning paper, Dr. Baecher and her collaborators investigated whether survival outcomes of patients with head and neck melanoma were comparable to those of patients with other melanomas.

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Deena Chihade places 2nd in Southern Region Burn Conference abstract competition

Deena Chihade, MD

For her abtract, Deene Chihade, MD, evaluated the cost efficiency and patient benefit of autologous epidermal skin cell suspension at the Grady Burn Center. This recently developed grafting technique treats large burns with a small piece of donor skin.

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Surgical Evidence Blog augments resident learning

The Surgical Focus blog features evidence-based information related to topics or questions raised in Emory Surgery's M&M conferences. The blog includes each week's top topics of discussion and debate paired with links to relevant studies, on-site summaries of those studies, and additional readings.