Faculty Profile

Jamil L. Stetler, MD

Jamil L. Stetler, MD

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

Director, Emory Bariatric Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital






American Board of Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. Stetler was raised in Atlanta. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Vanderbilt University in 2005, he attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine, where he received his MD in 2009. He completed his general surgery residency and minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Emory. During his fellowship, which focused on advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery techniques, he was mentored by Dr. Edward Lin, Dr. Scott Davis, and Dr. Ankit Patel.

As a faculty member, Dr. Stetler has joined Drs. Lin, Davis, and Patel on the surgical weight-loss team of the Emory Bariatric Center. He played a significant role in building the general surgery and bariatric surgery programs at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and was named director of the Emory Bariatric Center at Saint Joseph's in 2019.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic


  • MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Class of 2009

  • General Surgery Residency, Emory University School of Medicine, 2009-2014

  • Endosurgery Fellowship, Emory Endosurgery Unit, 2014-2015

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons

  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

Clinical Interests

  • Appendectomy

  • Bariatric surgery

  • Gallbladder surgery

  • Gastric bypass

  • Gastroesophageal reflux surgery

  • Gastrointestinal surgery

  • Endoscopy

  • Hernia surgery

  • Hiatal hernia

  • Laparoscopic surgery

  • Obesity

  • Sleeve gastrectomy

  • Small intestine surgery

  • Stomach surgery

  • Robotic surgery

Research Interests

  • Clinical research in the areas of foregut, bariatric, and robotic surgery

  • Surgical education and robotic surgery simulation for resident training