• Using minimally invasive surgery, thoracic oncology surgeon Seth Force removes a nodule from a patient's lung so it can be sent to the pathology lab.

  • Our faculty treat a wide array of patients and conditions, often offering procedures that are unavailable elsewhere in the state of Georgia.

  • The Emory Surgery training experience balances mentored learning with supervised independence.

  • Barbara Pettitt, the department's director of medical student education, says, "The students have great clinical experiences with our faculty and residents."

  • Felmont Eaves and Foad Nahai trained at Emory, joined the faculty, left for private practice, and now work and teach together at the Emory Aesthetic Center.

  • Our faculty surgeons are often at the forefront of new surgical methods and technologies, from robotic surgery to implanting fenestrated and branched endovascular grafts.

  • The Emory Electronic ICU digitally links the critical care units at five hospitals for 24/7 patient monitoring by centralized teams of critical care intensivists and nurses.

  • Since the establishment of the Department of Surgery in 1930, it has helped shape the Emory University School of Medicine into one of the nation's top institutions for biomedical education, research, and patient care.

  • For our faculty scientists, the personal connection provided by private donations can be as rewarding as receiving federal grants and industry funding.

  • The Department of Surgery offers various opportunities for acquiring dedicated research time to our residents.

  • Veteran transplant surgeon Paul Tso is devoted to expanding the donor pool for transplants, and he and his clinical trial support team regularly conduct follow-up sessions with trial participants.

Faculty Spotlights

Raymond J. Lynch, MD

Dr. Raymond LynchDr. Lynch performs adult and pediatric liver and kidney transplantation and treats hepatopancreatobiliary diseases and malignancies.

Dr. Lynch is dedicated to improving the distribution of grafts to patients with organ failure. He has studied novel clinical predictors of survival and resource utilization, and defined subgroups of patients with end-stage liver disease that experience excess mortality and reduced access to donor organs. He applies this knowledge to advocating for fairer organ distribution policies by UNOS.

Dr. Lynch's faculty profile >>


Randi N. Smith, MD, MPH

Dr. Randi SmithDr. Smith serves as a trauma surgeon, emergency/elective general surgeon, and surgical critical care intensivist at Grady Memorial Hospital. Her special interests include injury and violence prevention for underserved populations through hospital-based intervention programs, and examining the physical and psychological aspects of impairment and recovery following occurrences of traumatic injury.

She is a core member of the Program to Interrupt Violence through Outreach and Treatment (PIVOT) at Grady, an evidence-based and data-driven initiative that is focused on reducing gun violence by preventing repeat victimization/hospitalization and retaliatory incidents. She is also a member of the Violence Prevention Task Force, based out of the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory.

Dr. Smith's faculty profile >>

Top Surgery News

Dr. Douglas Murphy Featured on FOX 5 Medical Segment

screenshot from the app Surgical Anatomy of the LungDr. Murphy performs life-saving robotic surgery on a patient at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital to remove a three-inch long heart tumor attached to the wall separating the upper chambers of the patient's heart.

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Shelly Abramowicz and Steven Goudy to Study Bone Regeneration Techniques for Treating Maxillary Defects

CSAT's Surgical Anatomy of the Lung Now Available

Emory Haiti Alliance 2018 Surgical Trip: Converge, Adapt, Advance

Emory CABG Program Earns STS Three-Star Rating

Bryan Morse and Craig Coopersmith Assume Positions in Accredited ACS and SCC Fellowships

Watch Douglas Murphy Discuss Robotic Heart Surgery on Ivanhoe Broadcast News

Twenty-five Emory Surgery Faculty Named to Atlanta Magazine's 2018 Top Doctors

Residency/Fellowship Transitions for 2018-2019

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Trainee Spotlights

Crystal Koerner, MDCrystal Koerner, MD, won the General Surgery Resident Abstract Competition at the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons' Annual Meeting for a study that focused on assessing the association of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery protocols (ERAS) with the incidence and severity of acute kidney injury in patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery.

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Xiaoying Lou, MDXiaoying Lou, MD, will use a Georgia CTSA TL-1 Award to begin determining the optimal timing of surgical intervention for uncomplicated, or chronic, type B aortic dissection (TBAD) by examining differences between acute and chronic aortic dissection flaps.

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2018 graduating chiefs with facultyThe 2018 graduating chiefs with Dr. John Sweeney (1st from left, back row), Dr. Keith Delman (2nd, middle row), Dr. Ravi Rajani (4th, middle row), and Dr. Jahnavi Srinivasan (5th, 1st row).

Our graduating chiefs' destinations, classes 2008-2018 >>