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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 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will fund Dr. Felix Fernandez's RO1 application "National Longitudinal Outcomes Following Surgical Therapy for Lung Cancer." The study aims to identify which patients are at risk for reduced long-term survival following lung cancer surgery and then determine the most advantageous surgical strategies for these patients. FULL STORY.

Despite such conditions as oppressive heat, an OR that functioned on a diesel generator, minimal lighting, intermittent power outages, and an autoclave mishap that required surgical instruments to be sterilized off the premises for the first two days of the trip, the Emory Medishare team managed to perform 65-to-70 procedures on its recent trip to Haiti's L'Hôpital Sainte-Thérèse de Hinche. FULL STORY.

Surgical oncologist Dr. Keith Delman and urologic oncologist Dr. Viraj Master have 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. FULL STORY.