Drs. Brewster, Haack, Leshnower, Magliocca, McConnell and Reeves Join our Faculty

July 2011

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

(Assistant Professor of Surgery) Bradley G. Leshnower, MD, joins us after completing his Emory cardiothoracic surgery residency. He also completed a fellowship in aortic surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 as well as a fellowship in endovascular surgery at the Arizona Heart Institute. He earned his MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and did his general surgery residency and cardiac surgery research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical specialties are thoracic aortic surgery, endovascular aortic surgery, aortic valve replacement, mitral valve repair/replacement and coronary artery bypass, and his research interests are clinical outcomes in high risk valve-sparing aortic root replacement and cerebral protection in aortic arch surgery.

Division of General and GI Surgery

(Assistant Professor of Surgery) Among other responsibilities, Carla I. Haack, MD, will assume Dr. Jon Pollock's administrative and clinical duties at the Acute and Critical Care Surgery service of EUH when he leaves Emory to begin laying the foundation for Emory Surgery's Global Surgery Initiative in Ethiopia. Dr. Haack received her MD from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in 2006 and completed her general surgery residency at Emory in June 2011. During her chief residency, she was named a Grady Healthcare Hero by the Grady Health Foundation and received the David V. Feliciano Teaching Award.

Division of Transplantation

(Assistant Professor of Surgery) Prior to coming to Emory, Joseph F. Magliocca, MD, was the Surgical Director of Adult and Pediatric Liver Transplantation, Surgical Director of Pancreas Transplantation, and Director of both Resident Education and Medical Student Education, Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery, of the University of Florida College of Medicine. He received his MD at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1999, completed his general surgery residency at the University of Michigan Health System in 2004, and did his research and clinical fellowships in transplant surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics from 2004-2007. His clinical interests are liver transplant, pancreas transplant and live donor nephrectomy, and his research specialty is the management of immunosuppression in patients following transplantation.

Division of Vascular Surgery

(Assistant Professor of Surgery) Luke P. Brewster, MD, PhD, MA, RVT, completed his vascular surgery fellowship at Emory. He earned his MD with a distinction in research at Saint Louis University Medical School in 2001 and completed his general surgery residency, received his MA in bioethics and health policy, and earned his PhD in cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy at Loyola University Medical Center. His practice is focused on general vascular surgery with clinical research interests in the use of ultrasound to diagnose and treat vascular disease, the patient and surgeon perspective in surgical decision-making, selection and outcomes of carotid artery stenosis therapy, and optimal therapy for limb salvage. His translational research focuses on the characterization of the blood vessel wall's deformity in diseased states and how this impacts both surgical and endovascular therapies.

(Assistant Professor of Surgery) In addition to also completing his vascular surgery fellowship at Emory, James G. Reeves, MD, received his MD at Emory and completed his cardiothoracic surgery research fellowship at Carlyle Fraser Heart Center of EUH Midtown. His clinical specialties are endovascular treatment of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms, carotid stenting, laser angioplasty, hemangiomas, venous diseases, Marfan's syndrome and thrombolitic disease, while his primary research area is minimally invasive treatment of thoracic dissections and aneurysms.

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