• Multidisciplinary collaborations increase the odds of success as dramatically as advancing technology. Here, Emory plastic surgeons and oral and maxillofacial surgeons work together to reconstruct the lower face.

  • 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.

  • Surgical trainees and faculty work together in clinical programs that are often high volume referral services that serve diverse patient populations.

  • 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.

  • As members of the Emory Transplant Center, faculty surgeons of the Division of Transplantation perform kidney, kidney-pancreas, and liver transplants for adult and pediatric patients.

Faculty Spotlights

Felmont F. Eaves, III, MD

Dr. Shelly AbramowiczDr. Eaves, medical director of the Emory Aesthetic Center, is considered a national expert in the development of endoscopic techniques and instruments in plastic surgery, and is also highly regarded as a specialist in body contouring after massive weight loss. With several patents issued and others pending, Dr. Eaves' cardinal research specialty is the development of new medical devices for endoscopic procedures, wound closure, and wound treatment. In 2017, Dr. Eaves was appointed to a six-year term as director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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Theresa W. Gillespie, PhD

Dr. Theresa GillespieAs a researcher with vast experience in both clinical oncology and cancer center administration, Dr. Gillespie has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous funded studies, both prospective and retrospective utilizing large national data sets, investigating cancer decision-making, health disparities, quality measurement and outcomes, survivorship care, and interventions to promote guideline concordant cancer care. Her research experience encompasses early phase I trials, multicenter phase III investigations, and population-based studies in cancer prevention, screening, and treatment.

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Top Surgery News

Joshua Winer and His Use of HIPEC Featured in the Atlanta Jewish Times

Dr. Omar LattoufThe AJT article rightly describes Dr. Winer as one of the few surgeons in the United States that practices the innovative HIPEC procedure, and features a detailed explanation of the complicated surgery and Dr. Winer's observations. HIPEC is a cancer treatment that delivers highly concentrated, heated chemotherapy directly to the abdomen during surgery, which allows for higher doses of chemotherapy than systemic delivery.

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Also in the News:

Omar Lattouf Named Medical Director of New Surgical Partnership

David Kooby Provides Robotic Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital (includes video)

CSAT Physician-Patient Lung Cancer App Receives Design Award

Chris Larsen and Ravi Rajani Receive Synergy Awards

Carla Haack Provides Medical Care on Volunteer Trip to Puerto Rico

Mehul Raval Named Director of the Center for Clinical Outcomes Research & Public Health

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Trainee News Bytes

chief resident and junior residents on patient rounds

The abstract call for the 17th Annual William C. Wood Research Symposium is open to all Emory Surgery students, residents, and fellows. Cash awards will be given for the best oral presentations and posters in both clinical science and basic science categories. The submission deadline is Friday, December 15, 2017.

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Alexandra Lopez-Aguiar and Mohammad Zaidi

General surgery resident Alexandra Lopez-Aguiar and post-doctoral research fellow Mohammad Zaidi have received 2018 Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Awards of the American Society of Clinical Oncology for their high quality abstracts, which they will now present at the 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco.

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