• 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

Edward Lin, DO, MBA

Dr. Edward LinDr. Lin is the chief of the Division of General and GI Surgery and surgical director of the Emory Bariatric Center. His surgical expertise has taken him to operating rooms in South America and the Middle East.

Dr. Lin travels academically teaching laparoscopic and endoscopy techniques, is involved in ongoing studies of the role of gut hormones in appetite control and diabetes, has pioneered single incision laparoscopic techniques for colon and solid organ surgery, and is a leader in operations management related to surgical practice and delivery of patient care.

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Sheryl G.A. Gabram, MD, MBA

Dr. Sheryl GabramHighly acclaimed for her work as a surgical oncologist, Dr. Gabram holds leadership roles at Winship Cancer Institute and is surgeon-in-chief at Grady Memorial Hospital. She has been recognized by Castle Connolly, Atlanta Magazine, and Women's Health publications as a top doctor, and is considered an expert in the surgical treatment of breast cancer and management of patients at high risk for breast cancer.

As principal investigator of Winship's AVON Foundation Grant, she is working to decrease disparities in breast cancer treatment through community education outreach and by providing access to high quality care for all breast cancer patients in the Grady Health System.

Dr. Gabram's faculty profile >>

Top Surgery News

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

Emory Haiti AllianceThe Emory Haiti Alliance recently completed its 11th surgical trip to Haiti's Central Plateau, the most medically underserved area in the country, and worked alongside their Haitian colleagues at the Hôpital Bienfaisance in Pignon for the second year in a row.

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Watch Douglas Murphy Discuss Robotic Heart Surgery on Ivanhoe Broadcast News

Muralidhar Padala, Jaydev Desai, and Baowei Fei Receive Multi-PI Grant to Develop Intravascular Robotic System

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

Ravi Rajani an Honoree and Presenter at CX Symposium

Rachel Patzer Named Director of Emory Health Services Research Center

Stephanie Drew First Woman President of ACOMS

Global Health Fellowship Will Support Erica Ludi's Work to Improve Trauma Response in Bolivia

Bradley Leshnower and Wei Sun Named Co-Investigators of CTSA Pilot Grant

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Trainee Spotlights

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).

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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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Steven Kim, MDSteven Kim, MD, who is doing immunology research in the lab of transplant surgeon-scientist Andrew Adams, MD, PhD, received the American Journal of Transplantation's award for Best Translational Science Article at the 2018 American Transplant Congress.

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