Faculty Profile

Maggie Diller, MD

Maggie Diller, MD

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

Email: maggie.l.diller@emory.edu

Certification (eligible): American Board of Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2020


Dr. Maggie Diller received her MD degree at The University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2012. She completed her general surgery residency at Emory University, during which she did a two-year research sabbatical under the mentorship of transplant immunologist Mandy Ford, PhD, and then-program director Keith Delman, MD.

Prior to joining Emory as a faculty member, she completed her clinical fellowship in advanced gastrointestinal, minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in 2020.

Dr. Diller's articles have been published in a number of leading journals, including Annals of Surgical Oncology, Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, and Melanoma Research.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • Emory Johns Creek Hospital

  • Atlanta VA Healthcare System

  • Emory Decatur Hospital

  • Grady Memorial Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic


  • MD, The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, Class of 2012

  • General Surgery Residency, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2012-2014, 2016-2019

  • Research Sabbatical, Winship Cancer Institute, Atlanta, GA, 2014-2016

  • Clinical Fellowship in Advanced Gastrointestinal, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2019-2020

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons

  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

  • American Women in Surgery

  • Society for Integrative Oncology

Clinical Interests

  • Minimally invasive and robotic surgery

  • Primary and revisional bariatric surgery

  • Hernia surgery including non-mesh hernia repair

  • Chronic groin pain

  • Gastroesophageal reflux

  • Benign foregut disease

Research Interests

  • Integration of mind-body and complementary therapies into perioperative care

  • Non-pharmacologic management of surgical pain and chronic pain syndromes

  • Investigations into the connection between local and systemic inflammation and pain-related syndromes

  • Clinical trial design and implementation