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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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Although kidney transplantation is known to be the optimal treatment for most patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), only about one in four patients with ESRD in Georgia was referred by a dialysis facility to a transplant center for evaluation within their first year of dialysis, according to a new study. In addition, there was substantial variation in the percentage of referrals among dialysis facilities. FULL STORY.

Dr. Craig Coopersmith, vice chair of research of the Emory Department of Surgery, and Dr. Mandy Ford, scientific director of the Emory Transplant Center, have received their third Co-PI NIH R01 grant. The grant will join the team's other two ongoing R01s in addressing an aspect of the immunological host response in sepsis. FULL STORY.

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.