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Kurt Heiss, MD

Kurt F. Heiss, MD

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

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

Medical Director of Quality, General Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine


404.785.8787 (appointments)
404.785.0781 (administrative)



General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery

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Board certified in surgery and pediatric surgery, Dr. Heiss' specialties include inflammatory bowel disease and endocrine surgery. He served as chief of surgery of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston from 1997-2000, president of the medical staff at Egleston from 2003-2004, and vice chair of education of the Department of Surgery of the Emory University School of Medicine from 2006-2009. Dr. Heiss' academic interests include the development of innovative methods for surgical residents to learn the fundamentals of surgery and problem-solving techniques in the OR, and the design of continuing medical education programs for pediatric surgeons that standardize care and limit variation in treatment approaches. He is also an active participant in quality and outcomes research at the regional and national level.


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