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. Our faculty and staff are accomplishing diverse goals in limited time frames, often splitting single objectives into clinical, research, educational, and quality branches. Meanwhile, our patients remain foremost in our minds and the primary catalyst for all we do.
For faculty, this multi-tasking requires maintaining a delicate balance between the clinical, research, training, and academic demands that evolve from each notable step they take in developing their specialties and objectives. Our staff support and nurture these undertakings by being proactive, vigilant, vigorous, and resilient. In this fertile environment, successful trainees juggle options and imperatives while learning to discern their strengths and plot their professional directions.
All of us at the Department of Surgery are connected by our dedication to the purity of creating a place where any patient can come at any time to receive the best treatment possible.
John F. Sweeney, MD
Joseph Brown Whitehead Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine