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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




American Board of Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Considered an international leader in minimally invasive pancreatic surgery, Dr. Kooby specializes in laparoscopic and open surgical treatment of liver, bile ducts, pancreas, stomach and colon tumors/cancers, and also has expertise with tumors and diseases of the spleen, adrenal glands and retroperitoneum. He has conducted notable prospective and retrospective assessments of open and laparoscopic methods of pancreas, liver and biliary tract  resection, collaborating regularly with investigators at both Emory and around the country; is engaged in national research studies of rare liver tumors and liver surgery with the goal of defining treatment algorithms; is examining novel methods of regional therapy for liver tumors; and has recently pioneered new techniques of robotic pancreatic surgery. He authored and conducted a national study of the efficacy of laparoscopic pancreatectomy from 2002-2006 that concluded performing the minimally invasive operation offered patients shorter hospital stays and fewer complications. He has taught many national courses on laparoscopic resection of the liver, pancreas and colon; is frequently invited to speak at national conferences; and has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and the book A Clinician's Guide to Nuclear Oncology.


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