Top Surgery News

Christian Larsen receives AMA's Scientific Achievement Award

Christian Larsen

Christian P. Larsen, MD, DPhil, was presented with the American Medical Association's 2021 Scientific Achievement Award for his pioneering work that reshaped the field of transplantation. Dr. Larsen's profound contributions to transplant immunology turned novel scientific discovery into treatment that is used as the standard of care to prevent rejection in human transplantation.

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Ravi Rajani named Assistant Dean for Education, Emory at Grady

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Chrystal Paulos: Top researcher honor affirmed by V Foundation grant for novel T cell therapy for melanoma

Uncovering why many veterans with PAD in the South experience amputations

Onkhar Khullar and Manu Sancheti perform Georgia’s first robotic-assisted tracheobronchoplasty

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Faculty Spotlights

Katherine E. Hekman, MD, PhD

Katherine E. Hekman, MD, PhD

As a vascular surgeon, Katherine E. Hekman, MD, PhD, primarily practices at Emory University Hospital and the Atlanta VA Healthcare System.

She also runs a basic science laboratory that studies stem cell-based regenerative medicine for treating vascular disease, while her clinical research investigates reducing surgical site infections, optimizing the care of venous thromboembolism, and promoting wellness in surgical training.

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Manu S. Sancheti, MD

Manu Sancheti, MD

Dr. Sancheti is a national leader in robotic thoracic surgical technique and training.

He developed a model robotic thoracic surgery curriculum for our cardiothoracic surgery residents, trains thoracic surgeons from all over the world in robotic surgery, directs Emory Healthcare's robotic thoracic surgery program, and shaped the robotic thoracic surgery program at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital into one of the busiest such programs in the entire Southeast.

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Trainee Spotlights

James Jeong recognized with AAOMS Scientific Presentation Award for 1st-time study

James Jeong, MD, DMD

James Jeong MD, DMD, oral and maxillofacial surgery resident, was honored with the Oral Abstract Scientific Presentation Award at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for his study "What is the orbital volume of African Americans," the first project of its type to attempt this determination.

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R. Anthony Meena receives second GVS Robert B. Smith, III, MD, Resident Award

Richard Meena, MD

Vascular surgery resident R. Anthony Meena, MD, received his second Robert B. Smith, III, MD, Resident Award at the Georgia Vascular Society's 2021 Scientific Sessions.

His top abstract described the formation of a multidisciplinary telehealth program at the Atlanta VA Healthcare System to treat patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia during the beginning of the pandemic as a means of keeping amputation rates from rising.

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