Office of Surgical Education

In support of the School of Medicine's education mission, the Department of Surgery's Office of Surgical Education (OSE) coordinates multiple education and training initiatives. In addition, the affiliated Carlos and Davis Center for Surgical Anatomy and Technique (CSAT), provides opportunities for innovation in surgical training and simulation.

OSE and CSAT are located in Suite H-100 on the first floor of Emory University Hospital. The suite also houses a divisible, multimedia classroom with an interactive digital projection screen, a simulation lab, poster printer, various work stations, chief resident offices, a common area and kitchen, two resident call-rooms equipped with showers, and the Maurice J. Jurkiewicz Library.


Multimedia Classroom

Reserve the entire classroom or half of it by contacting Nena Buie at, 404.727.4375.

24-Hour Access Simulation Lab

The simulation lab is available to residents and faculty 24/7. Equipment includes TASKit box trainers, FLS laparoscopic simulators, and the GI/Bronch Mentor endoscopic simulator.

New users of the GI/Bronch Mentor must contact Johanna Hinman for a login (, 404.727.9624), and be oriented by an attending.

Contact Nena Buie to reserve time for specific training sessions,, 404.727.4375.

New Course Templates and Advising

The OSE has developed resources to help design or finalize new courses, and Surgery Education Committee members can also advise on course development.

Contact Johanna Hinman at, 404.727.9624, to initiate this process.

Conflict of Interest and Industry Relations

Any programs receiving financial or in-kind support from industry partners must complete COI documentation and approval.

Contact Johanna Hinman at, 404.727.9624, for assistance or with any questions or concerns involving this requirement.

Biovisual Projects, App Development, 3-D Printing

The Carlos and Davis Center for Surgical Anatomy and Technique (CSAT) includes technological resources for developing training and surgical planning tools, high-quality illustrations, and imagery for use in publications. Current projects and products include interactive, 3-D apps for education on the anatomy of the liver and the structure of the pelvis. CSAT has also acquired 3-D printers that can create models based upon patient scans.

Contact Andy Matlock at 404.712.2271,, to discuss projects involving biovisual work, app development, or 3-D printing.

Self-Service Poster Printer

The Department of Surgery's self-service poster printer, to be used to print posters for scientific presentations, is available 24/7.

Contact Nena Buie at, 404.727.4375, for printing guidelines and for instances when a large number of prints are required.

Education Research, Simulation, and Remediation

The Surgery Education Committee and its education research, simulation, and remediation subcommittees meet regularly to discuss ongoing education and training initiatives. For input on potential research projects, grant application review and/or advice, interdisciplinary skills training coordination, training program development, or remediation of skills with a resident, contact Mary Ann Garcia at, 404.727.4310.


Keith A. Delman, MD
Vice Chairman for Education
Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Sharon Muret-Wagstaff, PhD, MPA
Associate Professor

Barbara J. Pettitt, MD
Director, Medical Student Education Programs

Ravi Rajani, MD
Associate Program Director for Clinical Affairs at Grady

Jahnavi Srinivasan, MD
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency


Johanna M. Hinman, MPH, MCHES
Associate Director of Education

Nena Buie
Coordinator, Residency and Office of Surgical Education

Monica Crocker-Denkins
M4 Sub-Internship and Electives Coordinator

Mary Ann Garcia, MBA
Sr. Program Coordinator

Andy Matlock, MA
Medical Illustrator

Cyndi Painter
M3 Clerkship Coordinator

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