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

Telephone: 404.778.3303


Certification: American Board of Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2005

Dr. Delman is the Carlos Professor of Surgery, director of the 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, which sees nearly half of all patients diagnosed with melanoma in the state of Georgia each year—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, Drs. Delman and 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. During his tenure thus far, the Emory Global Surgery Program was officially approved by the American Board of Surgery (ABS), Emory joined a consortium of institutions to study outcomes from participation in the ABS Flexibility in Surgical Training Program, the general surgery residency became an early participant and an academic leader in the Quality In Training Initiative (QITI), a robotic training curriculum was introduced in conjunction with mobile platform-based learning tools, and a 1.1 million dollar renovation of the surgical education offices of the Emory Department of Surgery was completed in Emory University Hospital. The renovation created an educational nerve center for surgical residents and medical students and included major investment in such advanced teaching technologies as a dedicated 24 hour simulation lab.


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