Faculty Profile

Dominic Papandria, MD

Dominic Papandria, MD, FACS

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






American Board of Surgery (General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care) 

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. Papandria received his MD degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where he also completed his internship in general surgery. He completed the PGY-2 year of his general surgery residency and his pediatric surgery clinical and research fellowship at Johns Hopkins. He resumed his general surgery residency at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, followed by a surgical critical care fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and a minimally invasive pediatric surgery fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH.

After arriving at Emory, Dr. Papandria established a permanent Emory faculty presence in general surgery at Emory University Hospital Midtown. He also restructured the administration of the Emory general surgery residency's simulation curriculum to incorporate and integrate web-based scheduling, performance evaluation, and reporting/debriefing.

In 2019, Dr. Papandria co-edited Operative Dictations in Pediatric Surgery, published by Springer and designed as a concise guide to the pediatric surgical trainee and practicing surgeon alike who care for children across the surgical spectrum. He also authored seven chapters.


View Dr. Papandria's publications in PubMed.


  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory Clinic


  • MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, Class of 2008

  • General Surgery Internship, UNC Hospitals, 2008-2009

  • General Surgery Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2009-2010

  • Pediatric Surgery Clinical and Research Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2010-2012

  • General Surgery Residency, St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, 2012-2015

  • Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, 2015-2016

  • Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, 2016-2018

Honors and Awards

  • Resident Research Award, St. Vincent Hospital, 2015

  • Resident Achievement Award, St. Vincent Hospital, 2013, 2014

Current Organizational Memberships

• American College of Surgeons

• Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons

• Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

• Association for Academic Surgery

• Association for Surgical Education

Clinical Interests

  • Achalasia

  • Adrenal masses

  • Biliary disease

  • Colorectal surgery

  • Endoscopy

  • Esophageal surgery

  • Gallbladder surgery

  • Gastric surgery

  • Gastroesophageal reflux

  • Gastrointestinal surgery

  • Gastrointestinal tumors

  • Gastrostomy

  • Hernia

  • Minimally invasive surgery for acid reflux, gallbladder disease, hernias

  • Rectal surgery

  • Hiatal hernia

  • Small intestine surgery

  • Spleen surgery

  • Stomach surgery

Research Interests

  • Developing software and services to improve team dynamics in academic medical centers and provide clinical decision support to trainees