• 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 Spotlight

Robert S. Crawford, MD

Dr. Robert Crawford

Dr. Crawford is a highly experienced vascular and endovascular surgeon with demonstrated excellence in research, education, and patient care. His leadership roles prior to Emory included serving as co-director of the Center for Aortic Disease, medical director of the Vascular Surgery Progressive Care Unit, and associate program director of the vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Maryland. His primary special interest is aortic surgery, particularly aortic dissection. He has published extensively and speaks regularly at national and international conferences.

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General Surgery Residency Applications

ERAS applications to the Emory University General Surgery Training Program are accepted through November 1, 2017.

Complete applications must contain the following:

- ERAS common application form
- A personal statement
- A medical school transcript
- A USMLE or COMLEX transcript
- Three letters of recommendation

Click here to learn more about the residency application and requirements.

Top Surgery News

Robert Guyton to Direct CT Surgery Partnership Between Emory Healthcare & Navicent Health in Macon

Dr. Robert Guyton
Dr. Guyton and his Emory Healthcare colleagues will work closely with Navicent Health's current CT surgical team, who have provided a combined 35 plus years of outstanding clinical care to patients in central Georgia. The agreement includes a formal restructuring of Navicent Health's CT surgery service line, extending the range of CT procedures available to patients in Macon and the surrounding region.

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Surgery Grand Rounds

Emory Surgery Annual Reports

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Peruse yearly compendiums of the Emory Department of Surgery's high points, achievements, and milestones.

Go here to download PDFs of our Annual Reports.