Faculty Profile

Megan Durham, MD

Megan M. Durham, MD

Primary Appointment: Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Joint and Secondary Appointment: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine

Director, Pediatric Colorectal Clinic, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA)

Surgical Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation Program, CHOA

Practice Director, Pediatric Surgical Practice, CHOA-Egleston

Surgical Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation Services, CHOA

Medical Director, Pelvic and Anorectal Care Program, CHOA

Surgical PI, Children's Oncology Group (COG)  at CHOA

Telephone: 404.785.8787 (appointments), 404.785.0781 (administrative)

Email: megan.durham@emory.edu

Certification: General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2006


Dr. Durham did her general surgery training, pediatric surgery fellowship, and transplant immunology research fellowship at Emory, after which she joined the faculty of the Emory Department of Surgery. Dr. Durham spearheaded the development of a multidisciplinary colorectal program at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) and is the surgical director of CHOA's intestinal rehabilitation program.


  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at the Hughes Spalding Campus, Grady Memorial Hospital


  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine, Class of 1996

  • General Surgery Internship, Emory University School of Medicine, 1996-1997

  • General Surgery Residency, Emory, 1997-1998, 2001-2004

  • Research Fellowship, Transplant Immunology Laboratory, Emory, 1998-2001

  • Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Emory, 2004-2006

Honors and Awards

  • Atlanta's Top Doctors, Atlanta Magazine, 2017, 2018

  • Pediatric Surgery, "Best Teacher of the Year," Emory, 2008, 2009, 2010

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Associate Fellow

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

  • American Pediatric Surgical Association

  • Children's Oncology Group

Clinical Interests

  • Minimally invasive surgery (abdominal and thoracic)

  • Non-cardiac thoracic surgery

  • Neonatal surgery

  • Congenital anomalies (esophageal atresia, diaphragmatic hernia, GU anomalies, anorectal malformations, gastroschisis, omphalocele)

  • Surgical oncology

  • ECMO

Research Interest

  • Intestinal failure