• 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

Mandy L. Ford, PhD

Dr. Mandy FordDr. Ford is the scientific director of the Emory Transplant Center, and a leading researcher in the study of the cellular mechanisms of T cell responses in transplantation and immunosuppression. Her work is funded by various federal, foundation, and industry grants. Dr. Ford was a vital member of the Emory research team led by Dr. Christian Larsen and Dr. Thomas Pearson that helped develop belatacept as a successful new class of immunosuppressant for kidney transplant recipients.

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Bryan C. Morse, MS, MD

Dr. Bryan MorseDr. Morse is clinically based at the Level I trauma center at Grady Memorial Hospital, and is also the director of trauma research at Grady. Among his various pursuits was spearheading the introduction of Grady's Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta Program, with the hospital becoming the first facility in Georgia where the cutting-edge trauma procedure was performed. In 2017, Dr. Morse received the Emory Hidden Gem Award for his outstanding contributions to Emory and beyond.

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Top Surgery News

Emory Surgery Places 7th in NIH Funding Rankings for 2017

researchAccording to ranking tables of annual NIH funding posted by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, the Emory Department of Surgery attained the 7th position in funding for all departments of surgery nationwide in 2017, rising from the 9th position it held for the prior two years. The 2017 ranking is based on a total of $10,979,725 million in awards (direct plus indirect costs are included, R & D contracts are not), and underscores the diversity, utility, and commitment to improving surgical care shared by the department's basic science, clinical, and translational research programs.

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Survery Defines Most Common Myths That Impact Organ Donation

Muralidhar Padala Honored with Levy Research Award

I. Raul Badell Receives 2018 ASTS Vanguard Prize

Kim Baio Moves Emory Surgery Clinical Trials from A-to-Z

Hakob Davtyan-Directed St. Francis Hospital Cardiac Services Program Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

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Trainee Spotlights

MS3 Kathleen Doyle Receives STS Med Student Scholarship

Allan Pickens and Kathleen Doyle

Third year Emory medical student Kathleen Doyle (photo, right) was awarded a competitive Looking to the Future Medical Student Scholarship by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), which underwrote her expenses to attend the STS 54th Annual Meeting, January 27-31, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale. Under the mentorship of Allan Pickens, MD (photo, left), and other Emory CT surgeons, Ms. Doyle rotated on the thoracic surgery service, and Dr. Pickens sponsored Ms. Doyle's scholarship application.

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diversity dinner

7th Annual Emory Surgery Diversity Dinner

On Jan. 6, 2018, this yearly celebration of cultural and ethnic multiplicity provided a casual atmosphere for mentoring relationships to begin between medical students, residents, and attending faculty.

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