Faculty Profile

Dr. Ankit Patel

Ankit Patel, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Chair, Robotic Steering Committee, Emory University Hospital

Telephone: 404.727.1540

Email: apatel7@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2013

Biography

Beginning with the pursuit of his BS in chemistry, Emory has been Dr. Patel's academic base. He joined our faculty after completing his endosurgery fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Edward Lin and Dr. Scott Davis, whom he joined as part of the bariatric surgery team at the Emory Bariatric Center located at Emory University Hospital Midtown.

Dr. Patel is interested in integrating GI surgery with technology and robotics, reviewing outcomes for combined paraesophageal hernia repair with sleeve gastrectomy in obese patients, developing quality metrics for robotic surgery, and building a robotic education and training curriculum for residents.

Dr. Patel was the lead editor of the 2017 SAGES Manual of Robotic Surgery, published by Springer. The book presents a comprehensive approach to various applications of surgical techniques and procedures performed with the robotic surgical platform, and was written by experts in the field. Dr. Patel himself co-authored two chapters.

Affiliations

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • Atlanta VA Medical Center

  • The Emory Clinic

Education

  • MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Class of 2006

  • General Surgery Residency, University Emory University School of Medicine, 2006-2012

  • Endosurgery Fellowship, Emory Endosurgery Unit, 2012-2013

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

  • Georgia Chapter of American College of Surgeons

  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  • Americas Hernia Society

  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons: Co-Chair, SAGES Robotics Task Force; Robotic Research Grant Review Committee Member; Publications Committee; Flexible Endoscopy Committee;

  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

  • Southeastern Surgical Congress

  • Georgia Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage

Editorial Boards

  • Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques

  • Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care

Clinical Interests

  • Appendectomy 

  • Bariatric surgery

  • Endoscopy

  • Gallbladder surgery

  • Gastric bypass

  • Gastroesophageal reflux surgery

  • Gastrointestinal surgery

  • Hernia surgery

  • Hiatal hernia

  • Laparoscopic surgery

  • Obesity

  • Robotic surgery

  • Sleeve gastrectomy

  • Small intestine surgery

  • Stomach surgery

Research Interests

  • Integration of GI surgery with technology and robotics

  • Optimization of EMR powerplans to standardize patient care

  • Development of bariatric/foregut patient care and pathway manual for residents

  • Developing and implementing quality metrics for robotic surgery

  • Creating surgical teaching videos for residents and medical students

  • Reviewing outcomes for combined paraesophageal hernia repair with sleeve gastrectomy in obese patients

  • Robotic surgery education