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Mark Wulkan, MD

Mark L. Wulkan, MD

(Primary) Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

(Secondary) Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Emory SOM

(Clinical) Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

(Clinical) Surgical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

(Clinical) Surgeon in Chief, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta


404.785.8787 (appointments)
404.785.0781 (administrative)



General Surgery, Added Qualifications in Critical Care, Certificate of Special Competency in Pediatric Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. Wulkan was recruited in 1998 to expand the application and scope of minimally invasive surgery in the Division of Pediatric Surgery and to direct pediatric laparoscopy at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston (CHOA). He had gained extensive minimally invasive surgery experience during his general surgery residency at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, after which he trained with Dr. Keith Georgeson—one of the pioneers of pediatric minimally invasive surgery—during his pediatric surgery residency at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. After initiating the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center at CHOA in 2003, Dr. Wulkan oversaw its growth into one of the most high-volume pediatric minimally invasive programs in the country. He performed CHOA's first lap-band procedure to treat adolescent obesity in 2007, was one of the first surgeons in Georgia to perform single-site incision surgery on pediatric patients for routine surgeries in 2009, and performed the first laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for adolescent obesity to be done in the Southeast in 2010.


View Dr. Wulkan's publications on PubMed.


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