Faculty Profile

Angela Cheng, MD

Angela Cheng, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Quality Officer, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Emory Department of Surgery

Telephone: 404.686.8143

Email: angela.cheng2@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2012


Dr. Cheng received her medical degree from the University of Florida, after which she completed her general surgery residency at the University of Texas-Houston, her plastic surgery residency at the University of Virginia, and her breast and microsurgery fellowship at UT Southwestern. Her clinical specialties include breast surgery, breast reconstruction, microsurgery reconstruction, lymphedema surgery, and body contouring. Her primary research interest is breast reconstruction.

Dr. Cheng co-directs the Emory plastic and reconstructive surgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital with Dr. Robert Fang. She has participated in a variety of quality improvement research projects, and dedicates many hours to resident training.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Atlanta VA Medical Center

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

  • Emory Aesthetic Center

  • Grady Memorial Hospital


  • MD, University of Florida College of Medicine, Class of 2004

  • General Surgery Residency, University of Texas-Houston, 2004-2009

  • Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Virginia, 2009-2011

  • Breast and Microsurgery Fellowship, UT Southwestern, 2011-2012

Current Editorships and Editorial Boards

  • Annals of Plastic Surgery: Breast Section Editor

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons: Fellow

  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery

  • American Society of Plastic Surgery

  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery

  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

  • Association of Women Surgeons

  • Georgia Society of Plastic Surgery

  • Jurkiewicz Society

Honors and Awards

  • Brave Heart Award (for selfless contribution to breast cancer patients and community), Annual Glenn Family Breast Cancer Retreat, 2017

  • Jack Culbertson Teacher of the Year Award, Emory Division of Plastic Surgery, 2016-2017

Clinical Interests

  • Breast surgery

  • Breast reconstruction

  • Microsurgery reconstruction

  • Lymphedema surgery

  • Mohs reconstruction

Research Interests

  • Breast reconstruction outcomes

  • Limb salvage