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Keith Delman, MD

Keith A. Delman, MD

– Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Vice Chairman of Education, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Carlos Professor of Surgical Anatomy and Technique, Department of Surgery, Emory
– Director, Carlos and Davis Center for Surgical Anatomy and Technique, Department of Surgery, Emory
– Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program, Department of Surgery, Emory

Telephone

404.778.3303

Email

kdelman@emory.edu

Certification

American Board of Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member

2005

Biography

Dr. Delman is the Carlos Professor of Surgery, director of the Carlos and Davis Center for Surgical Anatomy and Technique, and program director of the general surgery residency of the Emory University School of Medicine. In addition, he co-chairs the Winship Cancer Institute's Melanoma Working Group/Multi-Disciplinary Tumor Board. Winship treats nearly half of all patients diagnosed with melanoma in the state of Georgia each year, and Dr. Delman himself sees over 350 new melanoma patients annually in his clinic. Dr. Delman's practice also focuses on complex cutaneous oncology patients, including those with sarcoma, adnexal tumors of the skin, and merkel cell carcinoma.

In 2009, Dr. Delman and Emory urologist Dr. Viraj Master were the first team in the world to perform minimally invasive inguino-femoral lymphadenectomy for melanoma. Since then, they have taught the procedure to surgeons from over a dozen institutions located around the world. In 2014, Dr. Delman and Dr. Masters designed a bilateral method of removing cancerous lymph nodes in the groin that involves two surgeons with separate endoscopic setups working simultaneously on the same patient. Called videoscopic groin dissection, they are also teaching the procedure to surgical oncologists from major academic centers in the U.S. and beyond.

After serving as associate program director of the general surgery residency program at Emory since 2006, Dr. Delman assumed the role of program director in 2011. In the following year, the Emory Global Surgery Program was officially approved by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). In 2012, Dr. Delman and then Department of Surgery chair Dr. Christian Larsen, now dean of the Emory SOM, spearheaded a 1.1 million dollar renovation of the Department's surgical education offices in Emory University Hospital. The renovation was completed in 2013, creating an educational nerve center for surgical residents and medical students that includes such advanced teaching technologies as a dedicated 24 hour simulation lab.

Publications

View Dr. Delman's publications on PubMed

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