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David Kooby, MD

David A. Kooby, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Chief of Emory Surgery, Northern Arc, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine


Emory Clinic, Clifton Ave. NE office
404.778.4255 FAX

Emory Saint Joseph's office
678.843.6693 FAX

Mailing Address

Emory Clifton campus:

Winship Cancer Institute
1365 C Clifton Rd, NE, 2nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30322

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital campus:

5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, NE, Suite 350
Atlanta, GA 30342


American Board of Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



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.


View Dr. Kooby's publications on PubMed


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