Faculty Profile

Dominic Papandria, MD

Dominic Papandria, MD

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 at Johns Hopkins, after which he did a pediatric surgery clinical and research fellowship at that institution. He resumed his residency training in general surgery at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, and then pursued fellowship training in surgical critical care at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and in minimally invasive surgery at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH. During the latter fellowship, he served as a faculty member for Nationwide Children's minimally invasive surgical skills laboratory at several national and international pediatric surgery meetings. He was also appointed clinical assistant professor at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care, Dr. Papandria's primary clinical role at Emory will be as a surgeon for the acute and critical care surgery service at Emory University Hospital Midtown.


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  • 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

  • Pediatric Minimally Invasive 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

  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

  • Association for Academic Surgery

  • American Pediatric Surgical Association

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

  • Surgical education

  • Surgical simulation

  • Surgical care in low-income countries

  • Surgical quality improvement, comparative effectiveness

  • Clinical decision support in surgery