Faculty Profile

Wendy Greene, MD

Wendy R. Greene, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery and Director, Acute and Critical Care Surgery, Emory Critical Care Center, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Telephone: 404.778.3712

Email: wendy.ricketts.greene@emory.edu

Certification: General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2015


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, she 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.


  • 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

  • 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 Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

  • American College of Surgeons, DC Chapter: Vice-Chair, Committee on Trauma

  • Association for Academic Surgery

  • Eastern Association of Surgery for Trauma (EAST): Chair, Outreach Task Force, Injury Control and Violence Prevention Committee

  • National Medical Association: Chair, Surgical Section Membership; NMA Task Force

  • Society of Black Academic Surgeons

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine, Surgical Section

  • Southeastern Surgical Society

  • Southeastern Surgical Congress: Councilor for Washington, DC

  • 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