Faculty Profile

Woodrow Farrington, II, MD

Woodrow Farrington, II, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Email: woodrow.j.farrington@emory.edu

Certification (eligible): American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2020


Before joining Emory in 2020, Dr. Woodrow Farrington, II completed his undergraduate studies at Auburn University and the University of Alabama Birmingham, obtaining degrees in accounting and biology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, where he stayed to complete his general surgery residency. He completed his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical College and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and remained to complete an advanced cardiovascular/aortic aneurysm surgery fellowship.

Dr. Farrington's primary clinical focus is adult cardiac surgery with a particular interest in complex aortic disease and aortic aneurysms. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals, including the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal of Cardiac Surgery, and Journal of Visualized Surgery.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • Grady Memorial Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic


  • MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, Class of 2012

  • General Surgery Residency, University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, 2012-2017

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, 2017-2019

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 2017-2019

  • Fellowship in Advanced Cardiovascular and Aortic Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, 2019-2020

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons

  • Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society

  • American Medical Association

Clinical Interests

  • Adult cardiac surgery

  • Complex aortic disease

  • Aortic aneurysms

Research Interests

  • Aneurysmal disease of the thoracic aorta

  • Connective tissue disorders

  • Clinical Outcomes following treatment of aortic disease

  • Resident education