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  • "In a time of national redefinition and debate of healthcare policies, quality initiatives, and research funding, the Department of Surgery at Emory is adapting rather than reacting to change. We are accomplishing diverse goals in limited time frames, often splitting single objectives into clinical, research, educational, and quality branches." MORE»»

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More than half of the physicians recognized in Atlanta magazine's July 2015 "Top Doctors" issue are Emory Healthcare doctors, Emory Healthcare Network doctors, or Emory University School of Medicine faculty. The annual listing includes 15 faculty of the Emory Department of Surgery. FULL STORY.

Dr. Shipra Arya has received the AHA's NCRP Winter 2015 Mentored Clinical and Population Research Award for a study that will work towards developing peripheral arterial disease (PAD) predication models that will estimate risk for amputation, heart attack, stroke, and death according to various patient factors. She then plans on creating an app that will serve as a PAD decision support tool (DST). FULL STORY.

An Emory study published by the Journal of the American College of Surgeons found that residents of low-income neighborhoods with lesser numbers of high school graduates may be more likely to die after lung cancer surgery than more affluent patients. The study was the largest analysis to date of 30-day mortality in lung cancer surgery patients derived from a nationally generalizable database. FULL STORY.