Faculty Profile

Megan Durham, MD

Megan M. Durham, MD

Primary Appointment: Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Joint and Secondary Appointment: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine

Surgical Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation Program, CHOA

Practice Director, Pediatric Surgical Practice, CHOA Egleston and Scottish Rite

Medical Director, Pelvic and Anorectal Care Program, CHOA

Surgical PI, Children's Oncology Group (COG), CHOA

Telephone: 404.785.8787 (appointments), 404.785.0781 (administrative)

Email: megan.durham@emory.edu

Certification: General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2006


Dr. Durham did her general surgery training, pediatric surgery fellowship, and transplant immunology research fellowship at Emory, after which she joined the faculty of the Emory Department of Surgery. Dr. Durham spearheaded the development of a multidisciplinary colorectal program at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), is the surgical director of CHOA's intestinal rehabilitation program, manages an insitutional multidisciplinary clinic focused on fecal continence for children with anorectal malformations and Hirschsprung's disease, and created a policy for the application of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) at CHOA. HIPEC delivers highly concentrated, heated chemotherapy directly to the abdomen, which allows for higher doses of chemotherapy than systemic chemotherapy delivery.


  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at the Hughes Spalding Campus, Grady Memorial Hospital


  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine, Class of 1996

  • General Surgery Internship, Emory University School of Medicine, 1996-1997

  • General Surgery Residency, Emory, 1997-1998, 2001-2004

  • Research Fellowship, Transplant Immunology Laboratory, Emory, 1998-2001

  • Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Emory, 2004-2006

Honors and Awards

  • Atlanta's Top Doctors, Atlanta Magazine, 2017, 2018, 2019

  • Pediatric Surgery, "Best Teacher of the Year," Emory, 2008, 2009, 2010

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

  • American Pediatric Surgical Association

  • Children's Oncology Group

Clinical Interests

  • Minimally invasive surgery (abdominal and thoracic)

  • Non-cardiac thoracic surgery

  • Neonatal surgery

  • Congenital anomalies (esophageal atresia, diaphragmatic hernia, GU anomalies, anorectal malformations, gastroschisis, omphalocele)

  • Surgical oncology

  • ECMO

Research Interest

  • Intestinal failure

  • Hirschsprung's disease

  • Surgical oncology