Faculty Profiles

Hakob Davtyan, MD

Hakob (Jacob) G. Davtyan, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Medical Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Service, St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, GA






American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. Davtyan is leading the initiation of the Emory Department of Surgery's partnership with St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, GA, as the medical director of the hospital's cardiothoracic surgery team. While Dr. Davtyan only joined our faculty in September 2016, he is already well acquainted with Emory, having done his cardiothoracic surgery residency and cardiothoracic surgery fellowship here under the mentorship of Robert Guyton, MD, chief of the Emory Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Guyton will also oversee the cardiothoracic surgery service at St. Francis.

Dr. Davtyan received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine in 1983, where he also completed his research fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery and general surgery residency. After completing his Emory training, he was an associate cardiothoracic surgeon at Foothill Surgical Associates Medical Group, Pasadena, CA, from 1992-1994, and a member and owner of Inland Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates Medical Group, Inc., in San Bernardino, beginning in 1994.


  • St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, GA


  • MD, UCLA School of Medicine, Class of 1983

  • General Surgery Residency, UCLA School of Medicine, 1983-1989

  • Research Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1985-1986

  • Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 1989-1990

  • Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 1990-1992

Honors and Awards

  • Heart of Columbus Honoree, Greater Columbus Heart and Stroke Ball (sponsored by the American Heart Association of Georgia), 2022

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, NBMA Part I Score 735, 98th percentile, NBMA Part II Score 645, 94th percentile, UCLA School of Medicine, 1982

  • Hortense Fishbaugh Memorial Scholarship, UCLA School of Medicine, 1982

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons: Fellow

  • American College of Cardiology: Fellow

  • International College of Surgeons: Fellow

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Special Interests

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting

  • Off pump coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valve repair/replacement

  • Cardiac revascularization

  • Surgery of the aorta (aortic aneurysms, aortic dissection)
  • Mitral valve prolapse

  • Myocardial infarction

  • Adult congenital heart surgery

General Thoracic Surgery:

  • Lung cancer surgery

  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

  • Surgery for chest infection

  • Surgery for chest wall tumors