Top Surgery News

VALOR grant to examine reduced access to organ donation care for veterans

Raymond Lynch and Katherine Ross-Driscoll

"Veteran Access and Limitations to Organ Recovery (VALOR)" will seek to understand why patients at VAMCs are less likely to be organ donors than other patients, and to suggest improvements to rectify this disparity. Raymond Lynch, MD, will lead the investigation, and Katherine Ross-Driscoll, PhD, will be co-investigator.

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45 Emory Surgery faculty named to Atlanta Magazine's 2022 Top Doctors

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Faculty Spotlights

Steven Kim, MD

Steven Kim, MD

Dr. Kim's clinical concentration is liver and kidney transplantation, while his research focus is xenotransplantation.

During his Emory general surgery residency, Dr. Kim received the American Journal of Transplantation's award for Best Translational Science Article of 2017, the American Transplant Congress' 2019 Young Investigator Award, the Transplantation Society/International Xenotransplantation Association Congress' 2017 Scientific Award, and the American Association of Immunologists' 2016 Young Investigator Award.

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Omobolanle Oyefule, MD

Omobolanle Oyefule, MD

Dr. Oyefule joined the Department of Surgery after completing an advanced GI/bariatric/minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, in 2021. She graduated with a medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and completed her general surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

Her departmental roles include performing minimally invasive general surgery at Emory University Hospital Midtown; performing bariatric surgery at the Emory Bariatric Center, also at Midtown; and teaching and training Emory general surgery residents.

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Trainee Spotlights

Trio of resident recognitions at 2022 GSACS Annual Meeting

Jesse Codner, Joe Sharma, and GQIP director Gina Solomon

General surgery residents Jesse Codner, MD, Goeto Dantes, MD, and Chase King, MD, represented the Department of Surgery with excellence at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons (GSACS).

Dr. Codner was recognized for his academic productivity from 2020-2022 as the inaugural Georgia Quality Improvement Program (GQIP) Research Fellow under the mentorship of Joe Sharma, MD.

Dr. Dantes, who is doing a pediatric critical care research sabbatical with mentor Allison Linden, MD, PhD, won first place in the Resident Paper Competition held during the Day of Trauma.

Dr. King placed second in the General Surgery Resident Paper Competition. Senior author Muralidhar Padala, PhD, is Dr. King's research mentor.

Goeto Dantes and Chase King.

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