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  • "In a time of national redefinition and debate of healthcare policies, quality initiatives, and research funding, the Department of Surgery at Emory is adapting rather than reacting to change. We are accomplishing diverse goals in limited time frames, often splitting single objectives into clinical, research, educational, and quality branches." MORE»»

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The final results of a promising non-surgical treatment option for aortic stenosis were announced at the 64th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology. According to Dr. Vinod Thourani, results of the PARTNER study showed that high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis that had transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR) had similar outcomes at five years compared with patients who underwent surgical aortic-valve replacement. FULL STORY.

Dr. Felix Fernandez is co-spearheading an effort to link lung cancer surgery outcomes data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database and the European Society of Thoracic Surgery Database. The goal is to identify best practices in lung cancer care in the US and Europe for better patient care worldwide. FULL STORY.

According to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, the Emory Department of Surgery ranked 12th in NIH awards for all departments of surgery nationwide in 2014. FULL STORY.