Top Surgery News

Keith Delman earns Grady appointments

Dr. Joseph Craver

After serving in an interim capacity in these roles since 2020, Keith Delman, MD, has been appointed Division Chief of Surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, and Chief of Surgery for Emory at Grady.

Beginning with his tenure as Program Director of the General Surgery Residency from 2011-2020, Dr. Delman became very familiar with Grady while providing clinical care at the hospital's general surgery clinic and supervising the residents during their Grady rotations.


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Faculty Spotlights

Guillermo A. Escobar, MD

Guillermo A. Escobar, MD

Dr. Escobar joined Emory's faculty as program director for the Vascular Surgery Fellowship in 2017. Shortly after his arrival he helped start the Integrated Vascular Residency, and initiated the Early Specialization Program in 2020.

His clinical and academic specialities are modern approaches for vascular disease, including complex aortic, carotid, vertebral, and mesenteric artery diseases. He is also an expert in popliteal entrapment, mycotic aneurysms, and complex dialysis access.

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Juvonda S. Hodge, MD

Juvonda S. Hodge, MD

Dr. Hodge works with Dr. Walter Ingram, long-time director of the burn center at Grady Memorial Hospital, as the center's assistant medical director. She also directs Grady's Burn Fellowship.

Prior to coming to Emory in 2014, she served on the faculty of the College of Allied Health Professions of the University of South Alabama and was associate director of the burn unit at the University of South Alabama Medical Center.

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Trainee Spotlights

Jessica Liu McMullin earns Travel Award, will present at IAES Congress

Jessica Liu McMullin

The 2022 Travel Award from the International Association of Endocrine Surgeon will allow chief resident Jessica Liu McMullin, MD, MS, to attend the IAES Congress at International Surgical Week (ISW) in Vienna.

She will present "Environmental chemicals and their association with hyperparathyroidism," which observed an apparent link between environmental factors and the development of hyperparathyroidism.


Jerome Anyalebechi and David Swift receive Shock Society Awards

Jerome Anyalebechi and David Swift

Jerome Anyalebechi, MD, has received a Shock Society Diversity Enhancement Award, and David Swift, MD, a Shock Society Travel Award. Both are general surgery residents on research sabbatical under the mentorship of sepsis and shock investigator Craig Coopersmith, MD, and transplant immunology researcher Mandy Ford, PhD.