• 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

April Grant, MD

Dr. April GrantDr. Grant works at Grady Memorial Hospital as a trauma surgeon, emergency/elective general surgeon, and surgical critical care intensivist. She received her MD degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, and completed her general surgery residency at the Greenville Health System University Medical Center. Her surgical critical care and trauma surgery fellowships were done at Jackson Health System & Ryder Trauma Center, University of Miami Health System.

As a fellow, she helped establish a comprehensive adult ECMO program, then studied its impact while assisting in the development of innovative treatment strategies during extracorporeal life support.

Dr. Grant's faculty profile >>


Eric Knauer, MD

Dr. Eric KnauerDr. Knauer received his medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. His postgraduate training included a general surgery residency at the University of Connecticut and a minimally invasive surgery fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine. John Sweeney, MD, current chair of the Emory Department of Surgery, was chief of minimally invasive surgery at Baylor during Dr. Knauer's fellowship, and his primary mentor.

Dr. Knauer joined Wellstar Cobb Hospital in 2003, and served as vice chair and chair of the Department of Surgery there, as well as medical staff president of the hospital.

Dr. Knauer's faculty profile >>

Top Surgery News

Seth Force and David Kooby Hold Live Web Broadcast on Esophageal Cancer

Seth Force and David KoobySurgical oncologists Seth Force and David Kooby discussed esophageal cancer and took questions from viewers on a Facebook Live broadcast from Emory University Hospital.

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CSAT's Surgical Anatomy of the Lung Now Available

Emory Haiti Alliance 2018 Surgical Trip: Converge, Adapt, Advance

Emory CABG Program Earns STS Three-Star Rating

Bryan Morse and Craig Coopersmith Assume Positions in Accredited ACS and SCC Fellowships

Watch Douglas Murphy Discuss Robotic Heart Surgery on Ivanhoe Broadcast News

Twenty-five Emory Surgery Faculty Named to Atlanta Magazine's 2018 Top Doctors

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Trainee Spotlights

Crystal Koerner, MDCrystal Koerner, MD, won the General Surgery Resident Abstract Competition at the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons' Annual Meeting for a study that focused on assessing the association of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery protocols (ERAS) with the incidence and severity of acute kidney injury in patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery.

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Xiaoying Lou, MDXiaoying Lou, MD, will use a Georgia CTSA TL-1 Award to begin determining the optimal timing of surgical intervention for uncomplicated, or chronic, type B aortic dissection (TBAD) by examining differences between acute and chronic aortic dissection flaps.

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2018 graduating chiefs with facultyThe 2018 graduating chiefs with Dr. John Sweeney (1st from left, back row), Dr. Keith Delman (2nd, middle row), Dr. Ravi Rajani (4th, middle row), and Dr. Jahnavi Srinivasan (5th, 1st row).

Our graduating chiefs' destinations, classes 2008-2018 >>