• 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

Manu S. Sancheti, MD

Dr. Manu SanchetiAs chief of general thoracic surgery at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Dr. Sancheti is part of a physician team that provides a full range of thoracic procedures, including the most current minimally invasive approaches such as video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and robotic lobectomy. He is also a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute, and has led and participated in several studies of patient outcomes following lung cancer surgery.

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Preeti D. Subhedar, MD

Dr. Preeti SubhedarDr. Subhedar is a breast surgical oncologist based at Grady Memorial Hospital. Her primary research area is investigating healthcare disparities in breast cancer treatment. In 2018, Dr. Subhedar and Dr. Mylin Torres, director of the Glenn Family Breast Center of Winship Cancer Institute, received a research award from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and Pfizer Global Medical Grants for an effort to increase treatment adherence in African American breast cancer patients at Grady and Winship Cancer Institute cancer sites.

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Top Surgery News

Felmont Eaves' Start-up Receives Annual OTT Award

Dr. Felmont EavesEmory University's Office of Technology Transfer has selected EMRGE, LLC, founded by Felmont Eaves, III, MD, to receive the 2018 Start-up of the Year Award at its annual celebration of Emory's faculty entrepreneurs and their groundbreaking projects. EMRGE, LLC, is a medical device company that is developing simple, cost-effective solutions for wound care, wound closure, and scar treatment. Dr. Eaves plans for EMRGE to begin marketing products by the end of 2018.


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Winship Clinicians Receive Grant to Improve Patient and Provider Adherence to Breast Cancer Treatments

Emory CT Surgeons Lead Worldwide Training in Cardiac Robotics

REBOA Established at Grady

Survey Defines Most Common Myths That Impact Organ Donation

Emory's First HIV-Positive Liver Transplant From HIV-Positive Deceased Donor a Success

Emory Surgery Places 7th in NIH Funding Rankings for 2017

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Trainee Spotlights

Raheel Jajja and Lily Yang

Raheel Jajja, MD, a PGY-3 resident on research sabbatical in the laboratory of Lily Yang, MD, PhD, has received the 2018 Research Fellowship Grant of Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association. The award will fund a study Dr. Jajja is conducting with Dr. Yang of the use of receptor-targeted imaging probes in detecting colon cancer liver metastases in preclinical models. Dr. Yang directs Emory's Surgical Oncology Nanomedicine Research Lab.

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Receiving the Steve Sotsky Pancreatic Cancer Research Gift allowed general surgery resident Alexandra Lopez-Aguiar, MD, to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting of Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and present her abstract, which worked towards resolving the controversy over the choice between resection or survelliance of <2cm pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

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