Faculty Profile

Federico J. Serrot, MD

Federico J. Serrot, MD

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


Certification: American Board of Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2018


Dr. Serrot joined the Emory Department of Surgery after finishing a fellowship in minimally invasive and endoscopic surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida. His primary responsibilities include training general surgery residents as well as minimally invasive surgery fellows, performing general and foregut surgery at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and performing bariatric surgery at Emory University Hospital Midtown.

Dr. Serrot graduated with his MD degree from the Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2007. After being awarded a grant by the American Diabetes Association, he joined Sayeed lkramuddin, MD, to do a surgical research fellowship at the University of Minnesota from 2009-2012. During that time, he also undertook a U of M-funded fellowship in esophageal motility function at the University of South Carolina, under the direction of Donald Castell, MD. He then completed his general surgery residency at the University of Arizona in 2017.


View Dr. Serrot's publications in PubMed.


  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • The Emory Clinic


  • MD (graduated cum laude), Universidad del Salvador School of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Class of 2007

  • Surgical Research Fellowship, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, 2009-2012

  • Esophageal Function Diagnostic Test Fellowship (funded research training with Donald Castell, MD, at the University of South Carolina), Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, 2009-2012

  • General Surgery Residency, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, 2012-2017

  • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2017-2018

Honors and Awards

  • Joseph Whitacre Award, chief resident award for devotion to life-long learning, teaching, and education of residents and medical students, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, 2016

  • First Place, Poster Presentation, Department of Surgery Research Symposium, University of Arizona, 2016

  • Scientific Merit Award, Paper: "Anterior interscalenic hiatus – Its importance in neurovascular compression syndromes of upper limbs," 14th International Annual Course of Scientific Research, Argentine Medical Association, 2007

  • First Prize, Study: "Anterior interscalenic hiatus – Its importance in neurovascular compression syndromes of upper limbs," Annual Scientific Workshops of Hospital Carlos G. Durand, 2007

Current Organizational Memberships

  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  • American Surgical Association

  • Society of University Surgeons

  • American College of Surgeons: Fellow

  • International Club of Young Laparoscopic Surgeons

  • Argentine Medical Association

Clinical Interests

  • Appendectomy

  • Bariatric surgery

  • Endoscopy

  • Esophageal dysmotility

  • Gallbladder surgery

  • Gastric Bypass

  • Gastroesophageal reflux surgery

  • Gastrointestinal surgery

  • Hernia surgery

  • Hiatal hernia

  • Laparoscopic surgery

  • Obesity

  • Robotic surgery

  • Sleeve gastrectomy

  • Stomach surgery

Research Interests

  • Obesity surgery outcomes, particularly between laparoscopic and robotic approaches

  • Esophageal dysmotility

  • Gastroesophageal reflux and obesity

  • Resident education, laparoscopic training, and the impact of work hour restrictions