Faculty Profile

Wendy Greene, MD

Wendy R. Greene, MD

Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Director, Acute and Critical Care Surgery, Emory University Hospital






General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. Greene is the director of the Acute and Critical Care Surgery Service of Emory University Hospital and an attending in the hospital's Surgical Intensive Care Unit.

She received her MD from the Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC, class of 1992. Her postgraduate medical training included a residency in general surgery at Howard University Hospital, a reconstructive surgery residency at George Washington University, a surgical critical care fellowship at the Washington Hospital Center, and a trauma critical care fellowship at INOVA Fairfax Hospital.

Prior to Emory, Dr. Greene served as an associate professor of surgery at Howard University College of Medicine and associate director of the division of trauma and surgical critical care at Howard University Hospital, which received an American College of Surgeons Level 1 Trauma Center designation during her tenure.


  • Acute and Critical Care Surgery Service, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Emory University Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic


  • MD, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC, Class of 1992

  • General Surgery Residency, Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC, 1992-1997

  • Reconstructive Surgery Residency, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 1997-1998

  • Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, 2004-2005

  • Trauma Critical Care Fellowship, INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA, 2005-2006

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award, Emory School of Medicine, 2020

  • Distinguished Service Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2020

  • Outstanding Service Award, Surgery Section of the National Medical Association, 2017

  • Presidential Citation, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2017

  • Outstanding Service Award, Faculty Senate, Howard University, 2014

  • Service Award, Surgical Section of the National Medical Association, 2013

  • Presidential Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2013

Current Editorships and Editorial Boards

  • Editorial Board, The American Surgeon

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons: Fellow, Board of Governors

  • Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons

  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma

  • Association for Academic Surgery

  • Eastern Association of Surgery for Trauma (EAST)

  • National Medical Association

  • Society of Black Academic Surgeons

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

  • Society of University Surgeons

  • Southeastern Surgical Society

  • Southeastern Surgical Congress

  • Surgical Outcomes Club

  • American College of Critical Care Medicine, Fellow

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal hernia

  • Abdominal injuries

  • Abdominal wall reconstruction

  • Bile duct malignancies

  • Bile duct surgery

  • Biliary surgery

  • Bladder injury

  • Blunt trauma

  • Bronchoscopy

  • Burns

  • Cardiac injury

  • Carpal tunnel release

  • Cellulitis

  • Chest injuries

  • Cholecystectomy

  • Component separation

  • Cricothyroidotomy

  • Decubitus ulcer

  • Dermal tumors

  • Epidermal cyst

  • Epigastric hernia

  • Extremity injury

  • Femoral hernia

  • Gallbladder cancer

  • Gallstone disease

  • Hand infections

  • Hand/arm injury

  • Heart injuries

  • Hepatic artery infusion pumps

  • Hepatobiliary surgery

  • Hernia

  • Inguinal hernia

  • Intestine injuries

  • Kidney injury

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

  • Laparoscopic hernia repair

  • Liver biopsy

  • Liver injury

  • Liver resection

  • Liver surgery

  • Lung resections

  • Minimally invasive hernia repair

  • Neck injuries

  • Nevi

  • Pancreatic cancer

  • Pancreatic cysts

  • Pancreatitis

  • Paraesophageal hernia

  • Skin and soft tissue infections

  • Skin biopsy

  • Skin gland tumors

  • Skin grafting

  • Stomach injuries

  • Thyroidectomy

  • Tissue flaps

  • Tracheotomy

  • Trauma

  • Umbilical hernia

  • Vascular injuries

  • Ventral hernia

  • Wound debridement

  • Wound infections

Research Interests

  • Evaluation of disparities and outcomes in geriatric trauma, acute care surgery, and critical care