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In the departmental listings, the following notations signify particular faculty appointments:

* Secondary appointment
+ Part time
^ Faculty member with secondary appointment outside the School of Medicine
# Faculty member with primary appointment outside the School of Medicine

John F. Sweeney, Interim Chair of the Department

Professors Emeriti

Joe M. Craver, Michael E. Fritz, Charles R. Hatcher Jr., Richard Jackson, Douglass R. Murray, John H. Per-Lee, Robert Smith III, Panagiotis N. Symbas, Willis H. Williams


Timothy Buchman, Grant W. Carlson, Craig M. Coopersmith, Thomas F. Dodson, Aaron Fink, Sheryl Gabram-Mendola, John R. Galloway, Robert A. Guyton, Kirk R. Kanter, Allan Kirk, Stuart J. Knechtle, Christian P. Larsen, Omar M. Lattouf, David Lefer, Edward Lin, Kamal Mansour, Kenneth A. Newell, Thomas C. Pearson, John D. Puskas, Richard R. Ricketts, Steven M. Roser, Atef A. Salam, Charles Staley, John F. Sweeney, Panagiotis Symbas, John D. Vega, Jakob Vinten-Johansen, Collin J. Weber, William C. Wood, Lily Yang

Associate Professors

Edward Chen, William A. Cooper, John H. Culbertson, S Scott Davis, Jr., Keith Delman, Megan M Durham, Sam E. Farish, Seth Force, Kenneth Franco, Theresa W. Gillespie, Kurt F. Heiss, Thomas R. Hester Jr., Walter Ingram, Hyun Sik Kim*, David A. Kooby, Omar M. Lattouf, Albert Losken, Daniel L. Miller, Robert S. Mittler, Jeffrey M. Nicholas, Barbara J. Pettitt,   Jeffrey P. Salomone, Juan M. Sarmiento, James R. Spivey*, Toncred Styblo, Patrick Sullivan, Vinod H. Thourani, Paul Tso, Nicole Turgeon, Ravi Veeraswamy, Mark Wulkan, Amy Wyrzykowski

Assistant Professors

Andrew B Adams, Luke P. Brewster, Gary F Bouloux, John Calvert, Ken Cardona, Linda C. Cendales, Angela Cheng, Dan Meaney Delman, Christopher Dente, Yazan Duwayri, Felix Fernandez, Mandy L. Ford, Carla Haack, Michael E. Halkos, Steven I. Hanish, Neal N. Iwakoshi, Leslie S. Kean, Ruth Lamm*, Bradley G. Leshnower, Theresa D. Luu, Joseph F. Magliocca, Shishir K. Maithel, Kevin W. McConnell, Cullen D. Morris, Richard J. Myung, Duc Q. Nguyen, Fiona M. O'Reilly#, Saimuralidhar Padala, Ankit Patel, Rachel E. Patzer, Allan Pickens, Jonathan D. Pollock, Rawi Rajani, James Reeves, Monica Rizzo, Maria Russell, Susan A. Safley, Virginia O. Shaffer, Jyotirmay Sharma, Ashley Lyn Slappy, Jahnavi Srinivasan, Anuradha Subramanian, Mark D. Walsh, Jun Wang, Joel B. Zivot*


Erin Bowman, Elaine Chan, Britani R. Hill, Marco Hoesel, Jessica Kramer, Raymond Lynch, Malcolm MacConomary, Tom Nguyen, Emmanuel Moss,  Gregory L. Peck, Aliu Sanni, Alexandra P. Turner, Hernan Urrego

Clinical Professors

Carl R. Hartrampf Jr.+,  Lamar S. McGinnis Jr.+, Foad Nahai+, Jon A. van Heerden+

Clinical Associate Professors

Fernando D. Burstein+, William M. McKinnon+, Francis B. Owings+, Paul M. Parker+, S. Houston Payne Jr.+, George Skardasis, Charles R. Underwood, Jesse W. Veatch, Jr.

Clinical Assistant Professors

Paul E. Anderson+, Shahrokh C. Bagheri+, Wilbur L. Baird+, William A. Barber+, Dara J. Barron+, Patrick Mell Battey+,  Amina M. Bhatia+, Michael A. Billman+ , Mark A. Codner+, Stephen M. Cohen+, Julia Raines Comer+, Eugene D. Davidson+, Charles Finley, Julius T. Fulenwider+, John E. Griffin, Jr.+, Raymond J. Haigney II+, Christopher J. Hart+, Grant M. Hogan, Glenn Maron+, John H. Matsuura+, David C. McKay+, Jacqueline White Miller+, Paul M. Parker, Richard E. Paul+, Vincent J. Perciaccante+, Harrison L. Rogers, Jr.+, Fred H. Simonton, George M. Skardasis, Paul B. Smith, Jr.+, Ram Subramanian, David P. Timmis+, Antwan L. Treadway+, Michael M. Vuocolo+, Joseph K. Wheatley+, Frank H. White,  John Maxwell White, Jr.+, Frank L. Wilson, Jr., John Page Wilson+, Asaf Yalif, Vincent Nicholas Zubowicz

MD 735.  Surgery Clerkship          

7 weeks plus 1 week of clinical anesthesiology.  Applications Phase.  Credit: 8 hours.  Students are assigned to four weeks of a general adult or pediatric surgery service, and three weeks of a surgical subspecialty.  Assignments to these rotations are determined by preference sheets sent into the Clerkship Coordinator before the clerkship begins.  Students serve as junior members of our surgical teams with graded responsibility for patient care and the opportunity to assist and practice skills in the operating room.  Students are responsible for doing the history and physical examination of patients assigned to them and work closely with the faculty and resident staff in determining necessary preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care.

Students are assigned to small groups that meet weekly with a faculty mentor.  During the clerkship, each student takes several nights of call on the Grady Trauma Service.  A didactic lecture series is presented two mornings per week, which includes lectures on a variety of surgical topics, as well as lectures by Emory ethicists and radiologists on topics from those disciplines pertinent to surgery.  Students also attend several skills labs that cover suturing, knot-tying, and advanced vascular access techniques.  Students’ grades are based on the clinical evaluations from their attendings and residents, scores on two oral examinations and the National Board of Medical Examiners’ Surgery Shelf exam given at the end of the rotation, and written patient summaries and patient logs.  Letter grade.

 MD 906.  Surgery Sub-Internship (“Sub-I”)

4 weeks.  Translations Phase.  Credit: 4 hours.  Students are assigned to one of several general adult or pediatric surgery services at the Emory School of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals based on preference sheets sent into the M4 Surgery Student Coordinator before the sub-I begins.  The sub-I may be taken as the required sub-I during the Translations Phase, or may be a second, elective sub-I if a student has done his/her primary sub-I in Medicine or Pediatrics.  Sub-I's function at the level of interns under the direct supervision of faculty and senior or chief residents on their surgery team.  They are expected to help supervise surgical clerks in the Applications Phase who are rotating on their services.  They must designate a mentor from among the faculty on their service who will meet with them for mid-rotation feedback.  They must designate a technical skill to work on during the month in the skills lab and operating room and be checked off by a faculty member or senior-level resident as having achieved proficiency in that skill.  They must make a presentation to their team, and submit evidence of completion of required clinical skills and logs. Grade at the end of the rotation is based on a departmental written test, clinical evaluations from faculty and resident supervisors, and completion of their logs, clinical skills requirements, technical skills project, and presentation.  Letter grade.

Surgery Electives

2 or 4 weeks.  Translations Phase.  Credit: 2 or 4 hours.  Student may choose from a variety of general surgery services, surgical specialties, and surgical subspecialties in the Emory University School of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals.  Students may also participate in ongoing programs in the surgical research laboratories designated as electives under the direction of the faculty.

In 2012-2013, electives include: Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery Research, Emory A Advanced General Surgery, Emory Acute Care Surgery, Emory B General Surgery (GI/Endocrine/Minimally Invasive Surgery), Emory C Hepatobiliary Surgery and Hepatic Transplantation, Grady A Advanced General Surgery (General/Endocrine/Oncologic/Trauma/Breast), Grady B Advanced General Surgery (General/Trauma), Grady Trauma Surgery, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthopaedics Externship, Sports Medicine, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Emory Surgical Critical Care (available limited number of months), Grady Surgical Critical Care (available limited number of months), Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Urology, Vascular Surgery, VA General Surgery, and Soft Tissue/Colorectal Surgery.

Some electives are very popular during various times of the year; thus, students wishing to do a surgical elective must have the permission of the Department of Surgery Director of Medical Student Education before enrolling (this does not apply to Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Otolaryngology, or Urology: students should consult those departments’ student coordinators directly). 

No final examination.  Students must choose at least one faculty member to evaluate them, and may also ask for resident evaluations.  Pass/Fail.

MD Surg-20 - Elective -  Surgical Anatomy, Embryology, and Operative Techniques

4 weeks, once a year, in 2013 will be March 4-29.  Translations Phase.  Credit: 4 hours.  Limited to 16 Emory students who are intending to match into surgery or obstetrics/gynecology residencies.  Mornings are taken up by a lecture followed by cadaver dissections oriented toward clinical situations and actual operative procedures.  Afternoons alternate between doing operative procedures under faculty supervision in the animal lab and practicing procedural skills and other intern prep activities in the ExCEL Skills Lab.  Animal surgery sessions reinforce important technical aspects of surgery of the chest and abdomen.  Skills lab sessions include procedures such as central line insertion, practice on laparoscopy simulators, vascular access and vascular surgery procedures, clinical scenario simulation sessions, mock night calls, and discussion of common problems during surgery internship. No final examination. Pass/Fail.