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Juan Sarmiento, MD

Juan M. Sarmiento, MD

W. Dean Warren Distinguished Chair of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

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

Director, Hepatopancreatic Biliary Surgery, Emory University Hospital





American Board of Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. Sarmiento's innovative treatments include a minimally-invasive approach to liver surgery (the only one in the state and one of very few in the country) and laparoscopic surgery of the pancreas. With Dr. Edward Lin, Dr. Sarmiento developed unique techniques for laparoscopic-assisted formal liver resections, such as the performance of laparoscopic hepatectomy through incisions that are much smaller than those of a standard open procedure. Originally from Colombia, Dr. Sarmiento came to the U.S. in 1995 for further surgical training at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, where he joined the faculty once his training was completed.

Dr. Sarmiento and his team are conducting clinical research related to several aspects of hepatopancreatic biliary surgery, including the coagulation consequences of major liver resection, the endocrine implications of partial pancreatic resection in nondiabetic patients, and simplified clinical pathways for complex pancreatic resections like the Whipple procedure.


View Dr. Sarmiento's publications in PubMed.


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