General and GI Surgery Faculty

Division Chief

Edward Lin, DO, MBA
– Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Associate Program Director, Emory Endosurgery Fellowship, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM
– Director, Gastroesophageal Treatment Center and Esophageal Physiology Lab, The Emory Clinic
– Surgical Director, Emory Bariatric Center

Dr. Lin was the first surgeon in the United States to perform endoscopic plication for gastroesophageal reflux at Emory University Hospital Midtown in June 2004; directed the development of a single incision, laparoscopic technique for resection of colon cancer; and worked with Dr. Juan Sarmiento to develop unique techniques for laparoscopic-assisted formal liver resections, such as the performance of laparoscopic hepatectomy though incisions that are much smaller than those of a standard open procedure.

Dr. Lin has been the surgical director of the Emory Bariatric Center since 2006, and successfully led the center's accreditation process for its Emory University Hospital-Midtown location from the Bariatric Surgery Center Network of the American College of Surgeons (ACS BSCN) in 2007, 2011, and 2013. He travels academically teaching laparoscopic and endoscopy techniques, is an officially designated Lap Band proctor, mentors dozens of surgeons throughout the country, and is a leader in operations management related to surgical practice and delivery of patient care. He is an acknowledged expert in esophageal, stomach, bowel, and robotic surgery.

Faculty

Timothy G. Buchman, PhD, MD
– Professor of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Professor of Anesthesiology, Emory University SOM
– Director, Emory Critical Care Center, Emory University SOM
– Chief, Critical Care Service, Emory Healthcare

Craig M. Coopersmith, MD
– Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Associate Director, Emory Critical Care Center, Emory University SOM
– Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM
– Director, Surgical/Transplant Intensive Care Unit, Emory University Hospital

S. Scott Davis, Jr, MD
– Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Director, Emory Endosurgery Unit for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM

David R. Elwood, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

John R. Galloway, MD
– Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Director, Nutritional Metabolic Services, Emory University Hospital
– Medical Director of Transplant and Surgical Intensive Care Unit, EUH
– Associate Section Chief for Critical Care, Nutrition and Metabolic Support, EUH

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

Carla I. Haack, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Henry B. Tippie Clinician Scholar, Emory University SOM
– Director, Surgery Care Coordination, Emory University Hospital

Ankit Patel, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Director, Robotic Surgery Program, Division of General and GI Surgery, Emory University SOM

Snehal Patel, MD, MS
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Jonathan D. Pollock, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Susan A. Safley, PhD
– Assistant Professor, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Juan M. Sarmiento, MD
– W. Dean Warren Distinguished Chair of Surgery
– Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Director, Hepaticopancreaticobiliary Surgery

Neil D. Saunders, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Marty T. Sellers, MD, MPH
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Virginia O. Shaffer, MD
– Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Joe Sharma, MD
– Director, Thyroid and Endocrine Surgery, Emory University Hospital
– Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Chief Quality Officer, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM
– National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (NSQIP) Champion, Emory University Hospital
– (Secondary Appointment) Medical Officer, Division of Healthcare Quality and Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Arvinpal Singh, MD
– Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Medical Director, Emory Bariatric Center

A.L. Jackson Slappy, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Acting Chief, General Surgery, Atlanta VA Medical Center

Jahnavi Srinivasan, MD
– Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Director, Surgical Simulation and Elective Programs, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM
– Surgical Director, ExCel Simulation Lab, Emory University SOM
– Surgical Director, Emory Crohn's and Colitis Center
– Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM

Jamil L. Stetler, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

John F. Sweeney, MD
– Joseph Brown Whitehead Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Director, Surgical Services, Emory Healthcare
– Surgeon-in-Chief, Emory Healthcare

Collin J. Weber, MD
– William C. McGarity Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Director, Elizabeth Brooke Gottlich Diabetes Research and Islet Transplant Laboratory, Emory University SOM

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