Top Surgery News

2020 Department of Surgery Annual Report

Cover of the 2020 Emory Surgery Annual Report

Review our departmental milestones, achievements, new faculty, and faculty distinctions in 2020.

Read the Report >>


Also in the News:

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital receives highest recognition from AHA and The Mitral Foundation for mitral valve repair excellence

Remembering George Skardasis

Bradley Leshnower, Milad Sharifpour, and Kim Baio recognized by NIH for progress of COVID-19 therapeutics trial

Randi Smith and colleagues receive Synergy Award

Emory-produced COVID-19 Community & Healthcare Facility Checklists for low resource settings now available

More News >>

Faculty Spotlights

Octav Cristea, MD

Octav Cristea, MD

Dr. Cristea's clinical practice focuses on kidney and pancreas transplantation, with a special interest in urologic issues in the transplant population.

He received his MD degree from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University in Ontario, Canada, after which he completed his urology residency at the University of Ottawa. He joined our faculty after completing his fellowship in abdominal transplant surgery at the Emory Transplant Center in 2020.

His recent research has explored increasing the number of organs available for transplantation by utilizing kidneys from donors with small renal masses.

Dr. Cristea's Faculty Profile >>


Katherine Ross-Driscoll, PhD, MPH

Katherine Ross-Driscoll, PhD, MPH

Dr. Katie Ross-Driscoll is a member of the Emory Transplant Health Services and Outcomes Research Program of the Department of Surgery, as well as the Health Services Research Center at Emory.

She received her MPH and PhD, both in epidemiology, at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

Her primary research focuses on the influence that access to care and quality of care has on racial, socioeconomic, and geographic disparities in outcomes among patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD). She is also interested in the social determinants of health and spatial analysis.

Dr. Ross-Dricoll's Faculty Profile >>

Trainee Spotlights

the Surgical Focus blog

Maintained by Emory Surgery residents and members of the WHSC Library, the Surgical Focus blog provides additional evidence-based information related to topics or questions raised in Emory Surgery's surgical M&M conferences.

Visit the Blog >>


This detailed overview of the Emory general surgery residency was produced by PGY-3 Emma Crichton, MD, with the assistance of various other residents.


This introduction to the Emory plastic surgery residency was created by the team of faculty member William Knaus, MD, and PGY-6 Ryan Burke, MD.