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Grant Carlson, MD

Grant W. Carlson, MD

– Wadley R. Glenn Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory
Chief of Surgical Services, Emory University Hospital Midtown
Professor of Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, Emory (secondary appointment)

Telephone: 404.778.5233


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

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 1991

Dr. Carlson is board certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery, giving him a skill-set that allows him to treat cancer and reconstruct the damage it can cause, most frequently with breast cancer and head and neck cancer patients. His studies have afforded significant improvement in the outcome of breast reconstruction for patients with breast cancer, particularly his refinement of skin sparing mastectomy in the early years of the procedure. He was one of only a handful of surgeons nationwide performing the technique, and the improvements he made to its methods as well as his outcomes research contributed to making the procedure as common as it is today.

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