Faculty Profiles

Scott Davis

S. Scott Davis, MD

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

Medical Director of Perioperative Services, Emory University Hospital

Director, Emory Endosurgery Unit for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory SOM

Telephone: 404.712.2031

Email: sdavisj@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2005


Dr. Davis has been at Emory since 2005, and the principal focus of his clinical practice is foregut surgery, bariatric surgery, and hernia repair. He is considered a master educator and dedicated advocate of fellows and residents. After serving as the associate program director of the Emory Endosurgery Unit for Minimally Invasive Surgery since 2010, he was appointed director of the unit in November 2015. He received the Emory Junior Resident Teaching Award in 2012 and a Recognition of Excellence Award from the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) in 2014. 

Dr. Davis chairs the SAGES Publications Committee, which is responsible for the business of the journal Surgical Endoscopy and the SAGES Manuals book series; serves in associate editor positions for both Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care and Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy, and Percutaneous Techniques; and sits on the editorial board of Surgery for Obesity and Related Disorders.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • The Emory Clinic

  • Atlanta VA Medical Center

  • Grady Memorial Hospital


  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine, Class of 1999

  • General Surgery Residency, Northwestern University Medical School, 1999-2004

  • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ohio State University Medical Center, 2004-2005

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Woodruff Leadership Academy Fellow

  • Recognition of Excellence Award, Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, 2014

  • Junior Resident Teaching Award, Emory University Department of Surgery, 2012

Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

  • American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

  • Southern Society of Clinical Surgeons

  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons: Chair, Publications Committee

  • Southeastern Surgical Association

  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

Current Editorships and Editorial Boards

  • Editorial Board, Surgery for Obesity and Related Disorders

  • Co-Editor, Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques

  • Associate Editor, Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care

  • Subject Editor, Foregut Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal wall reconstruction

  • Achalasia

  • Bariatrics

  • Biliary disease

  • Endoscopy

  • Esophageal surgery

  • Gallbladder surgery

  • Gastric bypass

  • Gastric surgery

  • Gastroesophageal reflux

  • Gastrointestinal surgery

  • Gastrointestinal tumors

  • Hernia

  • Hiatal hernia

  • Laparoscopic surgery for anti-reflux, gallbladder, hernia, and ulcer

  • Peptic ulcers

  • Roux-en-Y bypass

  • Small intestine surgery

  • Spleen surgery

  • Stomach surgery

Research Interests

  • Clinical and outcomes-based research in the areas of foregut surgery, bariatric surgery, minimally invasive and endoscopic surgery, endoluminal surgery, hernia surgery, and gastrointestinal surgery.

  • Device development