Faculty Profile

April Grant, MD

April Grant, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Email: april.a.grant@emory.edu

Phone: 404.251.8914

Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2018

Biography

Dr. Grant works at Grady Memorial Hospital as a trauma surgeon, emergency/elective general surgeon, and surgical critical care intensivist. She received her MD degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, and completed her general surgery residency at the Greenville Health System University Medical Center. Her surgical critical care and trauma surgery fellowships were done at Jackson Health System & Ryder Trauma Center, University of Miami Health System.

During her training, Dr. Grant engaged in several global health electives, participating in surgical trips to Cameroon, Kenya, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. As a fellow, she helped establish a comprehensive adult ECMO program at Jackson Health System, then studied the impact of the program while assisting in the development of innovative treatment strategies during extracorporeal life support. She also contributed to designing and writing a prospective study of the impact of early parenteral nutrition for critically ill septic surgical patients.

Affiliations

  • Grady Memorial Hospital

Education

  • MD, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Class of 2011

  • General Surgery Residency, Greenville Health System University Medical Center, Greenville, SC, 2011-2016

  • Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Jackson Health System & Ryder Trauma Center, University of Miami Health System, 2016-2017

  • Trauma Surgery Fellowship, Jackson Health System & Ryder Trauma Center, University of Miami Health System, 2017-2018

Honors and Awards

  • Joseph C. McAlhany, Jr., Academic Resident of the Year Award, Greenville Health System University Medical Center, 2015, 2016

  • J.D. Ashmore Annual Video Contest Winner, Greenville Health System University Medical Center, 2013, 2014

  • Outstanding Intern of the Year, Department of Surgery, Greenville Health System, 2012

  • Resident of the Year Award, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 2012

Current Organizational Memberships

  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant

  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization

  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

  • America College of Surgeons

  • Southeastern Surgical Congress

  • South Carolina Medical Association

  • Florida Medical Association

Clinical Interests

  • Trauma

  • Surgical critical care

  • Extracorporeal life support

  • Mechanical ventilation

  • Airway management

  • Resuscitation

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  • Hemodynamics

  • Transplant

Research Interests

  • Extracorporeal life support

  • Mechanical ventilation

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  • Traumatic vascular injury

  • Pulmonary embolus

  • Shock (hemorrhagic, cardiogenic)

  • Coagulopathy

  • Transplant

  • Global surgery