Faculty Profile

A. Alfred Chahine, MD

A. Alfred Chahine, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine

Vice Chair of Education, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Telephone

(404) 785-8787

Email

Certification

General Surgery, Certificate of Special Competency in Pediatric Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member

2019

Biography

Dr. A. Alfred Chahine received his MD at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Hospital, did a research fellowship in transplantation immunology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and completed his pediatric surgery fellowship at Emory.

Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Dr. Chahine was associate professor of clinical surgery and pediatrics at The George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences and an attending surgeon at Children's National Health System in Washington, DC. He also served as chief of pediatric surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital from 2002-2017 and program director of the general surgery training program from 2007-2016.

Dr. Chahine is considered an exceptional educator, and has won more than 20 teaching awards. He has been a leader in the Association of Program Directors in Surgery, organizing their annual "New Program Directors Workshop"; is a leader on the Advisory Council for the Surgical Council on Resident Education (SCORE); and is currently a member of the editorial board of the SCORE Portal.

Affiliations

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Education

  • MD, St. Louis University School of Medicine, Class of 1989

  • General Surgery Residency, Vanderbilt University Hospital, 1989-1996

  • Research Fellowship in Transplantation Immunology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1992-1994

  • Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 1996-1998

Honor and Awards

  • John S. Dillon Award for Outstanding Faculty Teacher, selected by medical students, Georgetown University Medical Center, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016

  • Stephen R.T. Evans Outstanding Faculty Teacher Award, selected by the surgical housestaff, Georgetown University Medical Center, 2016

  • Finalist, Parker J. Palmer "Courage to Teach" Award for Program Director Excellence, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, 2015

  • Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, selected by the surgical housestaff, Georgetown University Medical Center, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2012

  • Outstanding Faculty Teacher Award, selected by the general surgery residents, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, 2012

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons: Fellow

  • American Pediatric Surgery Association

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Association of Surgical Education

  • Association of Program Directors in Surgery

  • International Pediatric Endosurgery Group

  • Surgical Council on Resident Education (SCORE): Advisory Council

Special Interests

  • Neonatal surgery

  • Minimal access surgery including laparoscopy and thoracoscopy

  • Surgical education

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Short gut syndrome