General and GI Surgery Faculty

Division Chief

Edward Lin, DO, MBA
– Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Associate Program Director, Emory Endosurgery Fellowship, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM
– Director, Gastroesophageal Treatment Center and Esophageal Physiology Lab, The Emory Clinic
– Surgical Director, Emory Bariatric Center

Dr. Lin was the first surgeon in the United States to perform endoscopic plication for gastroesophageal reflux at Emory University Hospital Midtown in June 2004; directed the development of a single incision, laparoscopic technique for resection of colon cancer; and worked with Dr. Juan Sarmiento to develop unique techniques for laparoscopic-assisted formal liver resections, such as the performance of laparoscopic hepatectomy though incisions that are much smaller than those of a standard open procedure.

Dr. Lin has been the surgical director of the Emory Bariatric Center since 2006, and successfully led the center's accreditation process for its Emory University Hospital-Midtown location from the Bariatric Surgery Center Network of the American College of Surgeons (ACS BSCN) in 2007, 2011, and 2013. He travels academically teaching laparoscopic and endoscopy techniques, is an officially designated Lap Band proctor, mentors dozens of surgeons throughout the country, and is a leader in operations management related to surgical practice and delivery of patient care. He is an acknowledged expert in esophageal, stomach, bowel, and robotic surgery.

Faculty

Timothy G. Buchman, PhD, MD
– Professor of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Professor of Anesthesiology, Emory University SOM
– Medical Director, Electronic ICU Service, Emory Healthcare

Jazmín Cole, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicinee

Craig M. Coopersmith, MD
– Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Director, Emory Critical Care Center, Emory University SOM
– Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM
– Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM
– Director, Surgical/Transplant Intensive Care Unit, Emory University Hospital

S. Scott Davis, Jr, 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 University SOM

Maggie Diller, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

David R. Elwood, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Co-Director, Acute and Critical Care Surgery, Emory University Hospital

John R. Galloway, MD
– Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Director, Nutritional Metabolic Services, Emory University Hospital
– Medical Director of Transplant and Surgical Intensive Care Unit, EUH
– Associate Section Chief for Critical Care, Nutrition and Metabolic Support, EUH

Wendy R. Greene, MD
– Professor of Surgery and Director, Acute and Critical Care Surgery, Emory Critical Care Center, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Carla I. Haack, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Henry B. Tippie Clinician Scholar, Emory University SOM
– Director, Surgery Care Coordination, Emory University Hospital

Elizabeth M. Hechenbleikner, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Director, Emory Bariatric Center, Emory University Hospital Midtown

Eric M. Knauer, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Chief, General Surgery Service, Emory University Hospital Midtown

John Lyons, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Felipe Maegawa, MD, MS
– Acting Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Omobolanle (Mobola) Oyefule, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Dominic Papandria, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Ankit Patel, MD
– Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Chief of Surgery, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
– Director, Robotic Surgical Education, General Surgery Residency

Dipan C. Patel, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM

Snehal Patel, MD, MS
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Jonathan D. Pollock, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Susan A. Safley, PhD
– Assistant Professor Emeritus, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Juan M. Sarmiento, MD
– W. Dean Warren Distinguished Chair of Surgery
– Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Director, Hepaticopancreaticobiliary Surgery

Neil D. Saunders, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Federico J. Serrot, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Virginia O. Shaffer, MD
– Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Colorectal Surgery & Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Co-Director, Surgical Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Scientific Director, Emory Crohn's and Colitis Center

Joe Sharma, MD
– Director, Thyroid and Endocrine Surgery, Emory University Hospital
– Professor and William C. McGarity Chair of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Vice Chair, Quality, Patient Safety and Care Innovation, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM
– National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (NSQIP) Champion, Emory University Hospital
– (Secondary Appointment) Medical Officer, Division of Healthcare Quality and Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

A.L. Jackson Slappy, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Acting Chief, General Surgery, Atlanta VA Medical Center

Jahnavi Srinivasan, MD
– Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Program Director, General Surgery Residency, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM
– Director, Surgical Simulation and Elective Programs, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM
– Surgical Director, ExCel Simulation Lab, Emory University SOM
– Surgical Director, Emory Crohn's and Colitis Center

Jamil L. Stetler, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Director, Emory Bariatric Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

John F. Sweeney, MD
– Joseph Brown Whitehead Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Director, Surgical Services, Emory Healthcare
– Surgeon-in-Chief, Emory Healthcare

Collin J. Weber, MD
– Professor of Surgery Emeritus, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

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