Pediatric Surgery Research

Faculty research interests in the Division of Pediatric Surgery of the Emory University School of Medicine include gastroesophageal reflux, quality and safety, advanced laparoscopic procedures in infants and children, liver disease, pediatric oncology, and bariatric procedures for adolescents.


Dr. Matthew Clifton

Matthew Clifton, MD

Dr. Clifton's research involves pediatric hepatobiliary disease and the application of clinical research to improve pediatric healthcare. He is the institutional surgical representative at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta for the Childhood Liver Disease and Research Education Network (ChiLDREN), which studies biliary atresia as well as a host of other childhood liver pathologies.

Dr. Megan Durham

Megan Durham, MD

Dr. Durham is the surgical principal investigator for the Children's Oncology Group at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and a member of the multi-institutional Hirschsprung Disease Research Collaborative. Her primary research interests are intestinal failure, Hirschsprung's disease, anorectal malformations, and surgical oncology.

Dr. Stephanie Walsh

Stephanie Walsh, MD

Dr. Walsh is a co-investigator on several projects, including an evaluation of the benefits of support groups for bariatric adolescents, a prospective study of a camp-based program that promotes positive behavior change among overweight youth, an analysis of the effects of weight loss on resting metabolic rate in adolescents, and a study of the impact of weight loss on arterial health in morbidly obese adolescents.