Faculty Profiles

Scott Davis

S. Scott Davis, MD

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

Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs, Department of Surgery, Emory SOM

Co-Medical Director of Perioperative Services, Emory University Hospital

Director, Emory Endosurgery Fellowship, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory SOM

Telephone: (404) 686-8143

Email: sdavisj@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2005

Biography

Dr. Davis joined the Emory faculty in 2005. He specializes in advanced laparoscopy and GI surgery, and has been director of the Emory Endosurgery Fellowship since 2015, one of the longest standing MIS fellowships in the country. He is a member of multiple societies, including the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, and the Southeastern Surgical Congress.

He is co-editor of Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, and associate editor of Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care. In 2019, Dr. Davis was co-editor of the second edition of The SAGES Manual of Hernia Surgery, a highly comprehensive text covering modern hernia repair techniques encompassing 48 chapters.

At Emory, Dr. Davis has served three elected terms on the Board of Directors for the Emory Clinic, was appointed co-medical director of perioperative services for Emory University Hospital in 2018, and has served as the faculty supervisor of advanced practice providers for the Division of General and GI Surgery since 2016.

Affiliations

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • The Emory Clinic

  • Atlanta VA Medical Center

  • Grady Memorial Hospital

Education

  • 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

  • Dean's Recognition for Doctor's Day, Emory Healthcare, 2018

  • Recognition of Excellence Award, Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, 2018

  • Fellow's Choice Teaching Award, Emory Endosurgery Unit, 2017

  • Woodruff Leadership Academy Fellow, 2017

  • Dean's Recognition for Doctor's Day, Emory Healthcare, 2016

  • 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

  • American Hernia Society

  • Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative

  • Southern Society of Clinical Surgeons

  • Georgia Surgical Society

  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

  • Southeastern Surgical Congress

  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

  • Fellowship Council: Web and Case Log System Committee

Current Editorships and Editorial Boards

  • Editorial Board, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases

  • 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