Faculty Profile

Dr. John Lyons

John Lyons, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Email

jdlyons@emory.edu

Certification

General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member

2021

Biography

Dr. John Lyons received his MD degree at Emory School of Medicine and completed all of his post-graduate work at Emory as well: his general surgery residency, NIH T32 and F32-funded research sabbaticals, and acute care surgery and surgical critical care fellowships. He will serve as an attending on the acute and critical care surgery service at Emory University Hospital and in the ICUs of the Emory Critical Care Center.

During his residency, Dr. Lyons did a three-year research sabbatical in the lab of Emory sepsis and shock investigator Craig Coopersmith, MD. For the first two NIH T32-funded years, he worked with Dr. Coppersmith and transplant immunologist Mandy Ford, PhD, on investigations of intestinal changes during sepsis and the effects of cancer on the condition. For the third NIH F32-funded year, he conducted studies of novel cell death proteins in sepsis with Dr. Coopersmith.

Affiliations

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory Critical Care Center

Education

  • MD, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Class of 2011

  • General Surgery Residency, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 2011-2013, 2016-2019

  • NIH T32 Research Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine, Mentor: Craig Coopersmith, MD, 2013-2015

  • NIH F32 Research Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine, Mentor: Craig Coopersmith, MD, 2015-2016

  • Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Fellowships, Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Memorial Hospital, 2019-2021

Honors and Awards

  • Travel Award, Shock Society, 2014, 2015, 2016

  • 1st place, Basic Science Presentations, Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons, 2015 Annual Meeting

Current Organizational Memberships

  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

Clinical Interests

  • GI surgery

  • Biliary surgery

  • Hernia surgery

  • Soft tissue infections

  • Sepsis and critical illness

Research Interests

  • Intestinal changes during sepsis

  • Cell death proteins as drivers of inflammation