Faculty Profile

Jonathan Meisel, MD

Jonathan A. Meisel, MD

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

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine


404.785.8787 (appointments), 404.785.0781 (administrative)




General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. Meisel joined the Emory Department of Surgery after completing his pediatric surgery fellowship at Cohen Children's Medical Center/North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital, New Hyde Park, NY. He received his MD at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and did his general surgery residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Meisel is an up and coming surgical scientist with a growing bibliography. His 2007-2009 post-doctoral research fellowship was conducted in Dr. Judah Folkman and Dr. Mark Puder's lab in the division of vascular biology of the Department of Pediatric Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, where he studied parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease, the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, and murine models of tissue regeneration.

Dr. Meisel is the lead surgical representative to the Vascular Anomalies Clinic at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. This multidisciplinary clinic sees children with complex vascular malformations and tumors, is the only clinic of its kind in the Southeast and one of only a handful of such centers in the country, and serves as a national referral center for children who might otherwise not have access to the specialized care they require.


View Dr. Meisel's publications in PubMed.


  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite

  • Emory University Hospital


  • MD, University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY, Class of 2005

  • General Surgery Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2005-2006, 2009-2012

  • Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Division of Vascular Biology, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2007-2009

  • Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Cohen Children's Medical Center/North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital, New Hyde Park, NY, 2012-2014

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons

  • American Pediatric Surgical Association

Honors and Awards

  • Emory SOM Excellence in Patient Care Award 2020, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Clinical Interests

  • Minimally invasive surgery

  • Neonatal surgery

  • Prenatal consultation

  • Congenital anomalies (esophageal atresia, diaphragmatic hernia, anorectal malformations, gastroschisis, omphalocele)

  • Colorectal surgery

  • Surgical oncology

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Pectus excavatum

Research Interests

  • Nutrition

  • Omega-3 fatty acids

  • Parenteral nutrition associated liver disease in short bowel patients

  • Surgical education