• Multidisciplinary collaborations increase the odds of success as dramatically as advancing technology. Here, Emory plastic surgeons and oral and maxillofacial surgeons work together to reconstruct the lower face.

  • 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.

  • Surgical trainees and faculty work together in clinical programs that are often high volume referral services that serve diverse patient populations.

  • 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.

  • As members of the Emory Transplant Center, faculty surgeons of the Division of Transplantation perform kidney, kidney-pancreas, and liver transplants for adult and pediatric patients.

Faculty Spotlight

David Elwood, MD

Dr. David Elwood

After completing his undergraduate degree at Yale University, Dr. Elwood served in the Peace Corps as a secondary school science teacher trainer in the Republic of Togo, West Africa. He received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where he also completed a fellowship in anatomic pathology. He went on to complete both his general surgery residency and his fellowship in hepatobiliary surgery and liver transplantation at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, MA.

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General Surgery Residency Applications

ERAS applications to the Emory University General Surgery Training Program are accepted through November 1, 2017.

Complete applications must contain the following:

- ERAS common application form
- A personal statement
- A medical school transcript
- A USMLE or COMLEX transcript
- Three letters of recommendation

Click here to learn more about the residency application and requirements.

Top Surgery News

Michael Halkos Appointed New Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Michael Halkos
Michael E. Halkos, MD, MSc, has been named Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory Department of Surgery. Dr. Halkos joined the Department in 2009 after completing his Emory Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency. He is a highly experienced and productive academic cardiac surgeon-scientist with expertise in minimally invasive cardiac surgery, particularly robotic-assisted coronary artery bypass surgery and robotic mitral valve surgery, hybrid coronary revascularization, and hybrid atrial fibrillation ablation.

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Emory Surgery Annual Reports

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Peruse yearly compendiums of the Emory Department of Surgery's high points, achievements, and milestones. Go here to download PDFs of our Annual Reports.