Faculty Profile

Allison Linden, MD

Allison F. Linden, MD, MPH

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

Surgical Director of ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation), Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston




American Board of Surgery: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. Allison Linden received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2008, then continued at Georgetown University Hospital to complete her general surgery residency in 2015. She received her MPH degree with a concentration in global health and population at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and was a Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School during her residency research sabbatical.

Dr. Linden completed a pediatric surgery critical care fellowship at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in 2016, a pediatric surgery ECMO fellowship at University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital in 2017, and a pediatric surgery fellowship at Thomas Jefferson/AI DuPont Hospital for Children in 2020.

Dr. Linden's primary clinical and scholarly interests are in neonatal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, surgical critical care, ECMO, and global surgery. She has spent time abroad in Rwanda and Uganda training local surgical postgraduates and performing disparities research involving access to surgical care in low-resource settings. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals, including Journal of Pediatric Surgery, JAMA Surgery, and The Lancet.


  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

  • Grady Memorial Hospital


  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, Class of 2008

  • MPH, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, Class of 2011

  • General Surgery Residency, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, 2008-2015

  • Pediatric Surgery Critical Care Fellowship, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2015-2016

  • Pediatric Surgery ECMO Fellowship, University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2016-2017

  • Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson University/AI DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE, 2018-2020

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons

  • American Pediatric Surgical Association

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

Special Interests

  • Neonatal surgery

  • Minimally invasive surgery

  • Surgical critical care

  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

  • Global surgery