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David Kooby, MD

David A. Kooby, MD

– Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Director of Surgical Oncology, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
– Director of Minimally Invasive GI Surgical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine, Winship Cancer Institute




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Dr. Kooby is an international leader in minimally invasive pancreatic and liver surgery. His clinical specialties include laparoscopic and open surgical treatment of liver, bile ducts, pancreas, stomach, and colon tumors/cancers. He also has expertise treating tumors and diseases of the spleen, adrenal glands, and retroperitoneum. He teaches national courses on laparoscopic resection of the liver, pancreas, and colon; is frequently invited to speak at national and international conferences; and serves on several national committees. Dr. Kooby's research focuses on multi-center, collaborative clinical outcomes studies pertaining to gastrointestinal malignancies. He co-founded an active multi-institutional consortium for studying pancreatic tumors and pancreatic surgery, with Emory taking the lead on several high-impact studies. He also collaborates across Emory schools to analyze data from the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB). He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters and the text A Clinician’s Guide to Nuclear Oncology.


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