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Seth Force

Seth D. Force, MD

– Professor of Surgery and Andrew J. McKelvey Professor in Lung Transplantation Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Chief, General Thoracic Surgery, Emory Healthcare
– Surgical Director, Adult Lung Transplant Program, Emory University Hospital
– Director, Emory Thoracic Surgery Robotics Program, Emory University Hospital





American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

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Dr. Force has a national reputation as an outstanding thoracic surgeon whose research focuses on outcomes in lung transplantation and thoracic diseases. As a fellow at Barnes Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Force worked with Dr. Joel Cooper, who is credited with performing the first successful lung transplant. Since becoming the surgical director of Emory's adult lung transplant program in 2003, Dr. Force has improved the service's transplant survival rates by revamping its protocols and procedures. The program's lung transplant volume has also tripled to 30 transplants annually from an average of 10 per year prior to Dr. Force's arrival.

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