Faculty Profile

Marty T. Sellers, MD, MPH

Marty T. Sellers, MD, MPH

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

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Dr. Sellers received his MD in 1988, completed a research fellowship in surgical oncology in 1993, and completed his residency in general surgery in 1995 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His fellowship in multi-organ transplantation was completed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 1995, and he received his Master of Public Health at Emory University in 2013.

He served on the faculty of the University of Alabama from 1995-2002, where he received NIH-funding to study skin cancer in renal transplant recipients, and was a faculty member of the University of Pennsylvania from 2002-2005, where he was also surgical director of renal transplantation at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. From 2007-2015, he directed the hepatobiliary service and was an abdominal transplant surgeon at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

Dr. Sellers is president of the Georgia Liver Coalition, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of hepatocellular carcinoma that he co-founded in 2013. He has published articles in such top journals as Nature Medicine, Journal of Immunology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, American Journal of Transplantation, and Annals of Surgery, and is a veteran speaker on topics ranging from various cancers to transplantation to organ donation.


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  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • Emory Clinic


  • MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine, 1988

  • General Surgery Residency, UAB, 1988-1991, 1993-1995

  • Research Fellowship in Surgical Oncology, UAB, 1991-1993

  • Fellowship in Multi-Organ Transplant Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1995-1997

  • Master of Public Health, Rollins School of Public Health, 2013

Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons

  • American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association

  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease

  • International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association

  • International Liver Cancer Association

  • American Public Health Association

Honors and Awards

  • Quality and Patient Safety Award, Clinical Effectiveness and Quality Improvement Initiative, University of Pennsylvania Health System, 2005

  • Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, 2013

  • Outstanding Practicum Award, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 2013

Clinical Interests

  • Biliary disease

  • Biliary tumors

  • Cavernous hemangioma

  • Cirrhosis

  • Esophageal varices

  • Gallbladder disease

  • Gallbladder surgery

  • Hemangioma

  • Liver cancer

  • Liver disease

  • Liver surgery

  • Liver tumor

  • Portal hypertension

  • Robotic surgery

  • Surgery

  • Variceal bleeding

Research Interests

  • Healthcare quality outcomes research

  • Hepatocellular carcinoma

  • Liver cancer