Pediatric Surgery Faculty

Division Chief

Mark L. Wulkan, MD
– (Primary) Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– (Secondary) Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University SOM
– (Clinical) Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
– (Clinical) Surgical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
– (Clinical) Surgeon in Chief, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Dr. Wulkan was recruited in 1998 to expand the application and scope of minimally invasive surgery in the Division of Pediatric Surgery and to direct pediatric laparoscopy at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston (CHOA). He had gained extensive minimally invasive surgery experience during his general surgery residency at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, after which he trained with Dr. Keith Georgeson—one of the pioneers of pediatric minimally invasive surgery—during his pediatric surgery residency at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. After initiating the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center at CHOA in 2003, Dr. Wulkan oversaw its growth into one of the most high-volume pediatric minimally invasive programs in the country. He performed CHOA's first lap-band procedure to treat adolescent obesity in 2007, was one of the first surgeons in Georgia to perform single-site incision surgery on pediatric patients for routine surgeries in 2009, and performed the first laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for adolescent obesity to be done in the Southeast in 2010.

Faculty

Amina M. Bhatia, MD
– Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Matthew S. Clifton, MD

– Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University SOM
– Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Residency, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM
– Surgical Director for ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation), Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

Megan M. Durham, MD
– Primary Appointment: Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Joint and Secondary Appointment: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University SOM
– Director, Pediatric Colorectal Clinic, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA)
– Surgical Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation Program, CHOA
– Practice Director, Pediatric Surgical Practice, CHOA-Egleston
– Surgical Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation Services, CHOA
– Medical Director, Pelvic and Anorectal Care Program, CHOA
– Surgical PI, Children's Oncology Group (COG)  at CHOA

Kurt F. Heiss, MD
–Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University SOM
– Medical Director of Quality, Surgical Services, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Jonathan A. Meisel, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University SOM

Paul M. Parker, MD
– Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Barbara J. Pettitt, MD
– Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Director, Medical Student Education, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM (encompasses Surgical Clerkship [M3] and M4 Programs)

Mehul V. Raval, MD, MS
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University SOM
– Director of Research, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM
– Director, Center for Clinical Outcomes Research & Public Health (CORPH), Pediatric Research Alliance of Emory, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Georgia Institute of Technology

Matthew T. Santore, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University SOM

Stephanie M. Walsh, MD, MS
– Dual Appointment: Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
– Medical Director, Child Wellness, Judson Hawk Clinic, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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