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Jeffrey Javidfar's profile

Jeffrey Javidfar, MD

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

Clinical Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Atlanta Veteran's Affairs Healthcare System

Associate Surgical Director, Emory Adult ECMO Program

Assistant Surgical Director, Emory McKelvey Lung Transplant Program

Director of Medical Student Education, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery




American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. Javidfar's specialty areas include end-stage lung disease, venovenous and venoarterial ECMO, benign lung disease surgery, lung cancer surgery, and bronchial and tracheal surgery. He received his MD and graduated with honors from Stony Brook Medical School in 2007. His general surgery residency and cardiothoracic transplant procurement fellowship were completed at Columbia University Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital. His cardiothoracic surgery fellowship was completed at Duke University Medical Center with a special focus on lung transplantation and ECMO.


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  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • Grady Memorial Hospital

  • Atlanta VA Healthcare System

  • The Emory Clinic


  • MD, Stony Brook Medical School, Class of 2007

  • General Surgery Residency, Columbia University Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

  • Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Transplant Procurement, Columbia University Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

  • Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center

Honors and Awards

  • American Association of Thoracic Surgery Leadership Academy, 2015

  • John W. Kirklin CT Resident & Fellow Research Award, American Association for Thoracic Surgery Cardiovascular-Thoracic Critical Care Conference, 2015

  • Critical Care Scholarship, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, 2013, 2015

  • Arthur H. Blakemore Resident Research Prize for best research portfolio during a general surgery training program, Columbia University Medical Center, 2013

  • Blakemore Annual Resident Research Award, Columbia University Medical Center, 2012

Current Organizational Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society

  • American Medical Association

  • American Thoracic Society

  • Society of Thoracic Surgery

  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association

  • John Jones Surgical Society

  • Thoracic Surgery Resident Association

  • North Carolina Medical Society

  • New York Medical Society

Clinical Interests

  • End stage lung disease

  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

  • Lung transplantation

  • Benign lung disease surgery

  • Lung cancer surgery

  • Bronchial and tracheal surgery

  • Myasthenia gravis

  • Mediastinal surgery

  • Thymic carcinoma and thymoma

Research Interests

  • Benign lung disease

  • End-stage lung disease

  • ECMO and mechanical support for end stage lung disease

  • Lung transplantation