Faculty Profiles

Scott Davis

S. Scott Davis, MD

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

Co-Medical Director of Perioperative Services, Emory University Hospital

Director, Emory Endosurgery Unit for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory SOM

Telephone: (404) 686-8143

Email: sdavisj@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2005


Dr. Davis has been at Emory since 2005, and the principal focus of his clinical practice is foregut surgery, bariatric surgery, and hernia repair. He served as associate program director of the Emory endosurgery fellowship from 2010-2015, at which point he was appointed to director of the Emory Endosurgery Unit.

He received the 2014 and 2018 Recognition of Excellence Award from the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). Dr. Davis holds appointments in several national organizations, including chair of SAGES' Publications Committee and the Emory Champion of Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative. He is co-editor of Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, and associate editor of Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care. In 2019, Dr. Davis was co-editor of the second edition of The SAGES Manual of Hernia Surgery, which encompassed 48 chapters.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • The Emory Clinic

  • Atlanta VA Medical Center

  • Grady Memorial Hospital


  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine, Class of 1999

  • General Surgery Residency, Northwestern University Medical School, 1999-2004

  • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ohio State University Medical Center, 2004-2005

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Recognition for Doctor's Day, Emory Healthcare, 2018

  • Recognition of Excellence Award, Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, 2018

  • Fellow's Choice Teaching Award, Emory Endosurgery Unit, 2017

  • Woodruff Leadership Academy Fellow, 2017

  • Dean's Recognition for Doctor's Day, Emory Healthcare, 2016

  • Recognition of Excellence Award, Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, 2014

  • Junior Resident Teaching Award, Emory University Department of Surgery, 2012

Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons: Fellow

  • American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery: General and Foregut Surgery Committee

  • American Hernia Society

  • Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative: Emory Champion

  • Southern Society of Clinical Surgeons: Chair, Membership Committee

  • Georgia Surgical Society

  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons: Chair, Publications Committee; Communications Committee; Educational Council Committee

  • Southeastern Surgical Congress

  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

  • Fellowship Council: Web and Case Log System Committee

Current Editorships and Editorial Boards

  • Editorial Board, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases

  • Co-Editor, Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques

  • Associate Editor, Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care

  • Subject Editor, Foregut Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal wall reconstruction

  • Achalasia

  • Bariatrics

  • Biliary disease

  • Endoscopy

  • Esophageal surgery

  • Gallbladder surgery

  • Gastric bypass

  • Gastric surgery

  • Gastroesophageal reflux

  • Gastrointestinal surgery

  • Gastrointestinal tumors

  • Hernia

  • Hiatal hernia

  • Laparoscopic surgery for anti-reflux, gallbladder, hernia, and ulcer

  • Peptic ulcers

  • Roux-en-Y bypass

  • Small intestine surgery

  • Spleen surgery

  • Stomach surgery

Research Interests

  • Clinical and outcomes-based research in the areas of foregut surgery, bariatric surgery, minimally invasive and endoscopic surgery, endoluminal surgery, hernia surgery, and gastrointestinal surgery

  • Device development