Faculty Spotlights

Mani A. Daneshmand, MD

Mani A. Daneshmand, MDDr. Daneshmand is director of Emory Heart & Lung Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support, and director of the Emory ECMO Program.

With Dr. Daneshmand's arrival, the services of Emory's heart and lung transplant, mechanical circulatory, and ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) programs have been consolidated into one comprehensive service, improving care coordination for patients and their families.

Dr. Daneshmand's research interests focus on the causes of and treatments for advanced heart and lung failure to identify new therapies for these diseases. These include new medications, ECMO, ventricular assist devices, and transplantation.

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Angela Cheng, MD

Angela Cheng, MDDr. Cheng co-directs the Emory plastic and reconstructive surgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital. Her clinical specialties include breast surgery, breast reconstruction, microsurgery reconstruction, lymphedema surgery, and body contouring.

Dr. Cheng received her MD at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She then completed her general surgery residency at the University of Texas-Houston, her plastic surgery residency at the University of Virginia, and her breast and microsurgery fellowship at UT Southwestern.

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Top Surgery News

Emory Physicians Represent 55 Percent of Doctors Named in 2019 "Top Doctors" List

Atlanta Magazine's Top DoctorsThis year, 469 Emory physicians made Atlanta magazine's "Top Doctors" list out of 860 doctors named in the publication. Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. compiles the annual list, and uses a survey, research, screening, and selection process involving hundreds of thousands of physicians, along with academic medical centers, specialty hospitals, and community hospitals across the nation to nominate top doctors.

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Raymond Lynch Takes First Steps Towards Building National Liver Disease Patient Registry with CTSA Grant

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Rachel Patzer is Co-PI of Synergy II/Nexus Award to Expand Emory's Implementation Science

Mandy Ford Honored With 2019 AST Basic Science Investigator Award

Taylor Melanson to use CTSA Grant to Define Delay Patterns in Early Steps to Transplant

WABE Story on Robotic Heart Surgery at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital Features Douglas Murphy

Emory Clinic Vascular Surgery Wins 3 Star SVS-VQI Award

Mandy Ford Honored With 2019 AST Basic Science Investigator Award

Emory Surgery Places 7th in 2018 NIH Funding Rankings

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Trainee Spotlights

Xiaoying Lou, MD,Emory integrated cardiothoracic surgery resident Xiaoying Lou, MD, has been elected president of the Thoracic Surgery Resident Association (TSRA) for 2019-2020. She will continue to serve as the TSRA representative to the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Education Committee, and will begin her term as the TSRA rep to the AATS Residents Committee next year.

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Michael Turgeon, MDHis TL1 Award will allow Michael Turgeon, MD, general surgery resident and Katz Foundation Clinical Research Fellow, to investigate the elusive immunologic mechanisms which mediate tumor dormancy and reemergence in metastatic colorectal cancer for his MSCR thesis at Laney Graduate School. Shishir Maithel, MD, and Gregory Lesinski, PhD, will mentor the project.

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Rachel Lee, MDPGY-2 general surgery resident Rachel Lee, MD, gave a plenary presentation at the 20th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons that hypothesized that elderly women might comprise an ultra-low risk group in whom recurrence score testing of early-stage, hormone-positive breast cancers might be omitted.

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