Faculty Profiles

John Galloway

John R. Galloway, MD

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

Director, Nutritional Metabolic Services, Emory University Hospital






American Board of Surgery, Critical Care, Certified Nutritional Support Physician

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. Galloway received his MD at Emory in 1981. All of his postgraduate training was completed at Emory as well, including his general surgery residency, research fellowship in portal hypertension, and clinical fellowship in portal hypertension.

During his residency, Dr. Galloway rotated on the Nutrition and Metabolic Support Service (NMSS) at Emory University Hospital (EUH). When he joined the Emory faculty in 1987, he was appointed director of the program.

Under Dr. Galloway's guidance, the EUH NMSS has become one of the most high-volume programs of its type in the country. The program also has primary order-writing approval, unlike most nutrition support services that can only provide consultation regarding patients' specialized nutrition.

In 2017, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) acknowledged the EUH NMSS with its Clinical Nutrition Team Distinction Award, commending its excellence in meeting ASPEN national standards involving screening, evaluation, management, rehabilitation, risk analysis, training, assessment of therapeutic effectiveness, and quality-driven research.


  • Inpatient: Emory University Hospital

  • Outpatient: The Emory Clinic


  • MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Class of 1981

  • General Surgery Residency, Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, 1981-85

  • Research Fellowship in Portal Hypertension, 1983-1985, Clinical Fellowship in Portal Hypertension, 1985-1986, Emory University School of Medicine

Honors and Awards

  • Emory SOM Excellence in Patient Care Award 2020, The Emory Clinic (achieved the 99th percentile for Press Ganey patient satisfaction scores for the fiscal year)

  • Atlanta's Top Doctors, Atlanta Magazine, 2001, 2008, 2010-2016

  • J.R. Amerson Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 2011, 2008, 2005

  • Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for Contributions to Humanity, Erskine College, 2010

  • Best Doctors in America, 2007-2013

  • Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, 2006

  • Guide to America's Top Surgeons, Consumers' Research Council of America, 2006

  • America's Top Physicians Award, Consumers' Research Council of America, 2003

  • Excellence in Surgical Education, Chief Residents Teaching Award, Emory, 1997

  • Physician's Recognition Award, American Medical Association, 1995

  • Excellence in Scholarship, Patient Care, and Surgical Education, Chief Residents Teaching Award, Emory, 1993

  • Recipient of Reader's Digest/MAP-International Fellowship to Overseas Medical Missions, 1981

Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

  • Southern Surgical Congress

  • American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

  • Georgia Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

  • Georgia Medical Association

  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease

  • American College of Gastroenterology

  • Christian Medical and Dental Society

  • Southern Surgical Association

  • Atlanta Surgical Association, Charter Member

  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

  • Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons

Clinical Interests

  • Surgical nutrition

  • Adrenal masses

  • Biliary tumors

  • Cirrhosis

  • Colorectal cancer

  • Crohn's disease

  • Esophageal varices

  • Gallbladder surgery

  • Gastrointestinal surgery

  • Gastrointestinal tumors

  • Hernia

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Liver cancer

  • Liver surgery

  • Liver tumor

  • Malabsorption syndrome

  • Pancreatic surgery

  • Pancreatitis

  • Small intestine surgery

  • Stomach surgery

  • Variceal bleeding

Research Interests

  • Mechanisms of intestinal adaptation in patients with short bowel syndrome

  • Nutritional support in the critically ill patient

  • Techniques in complex abdominal wall reconstruction

  • Operative and non-operative therapy for variceal bleeding

  • Surgical management of acute and chronic pancreatitis

  • Complex hepatobiliary surgery