Emory University Hospital, General and Transplant Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine

The General and Transplant Anesthesiology Division of Emory University provides all anesthesiology services at our major academic center, Emory University Hospital. We cover a wide range of surgical cases including major vascular procedures (open and endovascular approach), surgical oncology, colorectal, urology, oral/maxillofacial surgery, reconstructive plastic care, and general abdominal procedures. We are also a highly specialized facility caring for a large volume of advanced neurosurgical procedures including craniotomy for aneurysm, tumor and AVM. Additionally, we have a large functional neurosurgical population where we partner with our neurosurgical colleagues to provide anesthetics for deep brain stimulation and electrode insertion for seizure management. We care for emergency stroke patients in a high-volume stroke program, and also for patients undergoing revolutionary interventional radiology procedures. Additionally, we have a busy procedural GI and interventional pulmonary team, where we jointly work to care for patients. Finally, we host an expert liver transplant team, staffing one of the busiest and most successful liver transplant programs in the country. 

Our team directs and staffs our busy Anesthesia Preoperative Clinic where we work to not only optimize patients for surgery but, drive care with our surgical partners in the ERAS program, plan care for patients to minimize opioid use, provide valuable perioperative education to improve patient satisfaction, and engage our patients to actively participate in their care.

Our large case volume and wide variety of procedures allow us to sponsor both a Liver Transplant/Vascular Fellowship and Neuroanesthesia Fellowship. In addition, we have recently added an Administrative Fellowship directed by our  Quality Improvement and Data Team; the fellow gains experience in Healthcare Administration, while also attending business school at Goizueta Business School at Emory University. 

For more information, please see the Highlights and Accomplishments Page for projects we are working on together to enhance the care of our patients, provide creative education resources to our learners, celebrate the achievements of our faculty and spend time together as a team. 

Contact Information

Elizabeth Duggan, MD
Division Chief, General and Transplant Anesthesiology
Emory University School of Medicine
1364 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
e-mail: ewdugga@emory.edu


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Highlights and Accomplishments


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Monthly Didactics Calendar

During clinical rotations at Emory University Hospital, our division's goal and primary focus is to develop clinicians with a broad fund of knowledge, updated and evidence-driven clinical expertise, and excellent interpersonal communication skills. To achieve this goal, our residents rotate through a broad range of surgical subspecialties including general surgery, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, gynecology, urology, surgical oncology, plastic surgery, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Residents are supervised according to their level of training with support provided at all times, while encouraging increasing levels of autonomy and independent decision-making.
Our specific educational experiences include journal club on the first Wednesday of each month, followed by pharmacology lectures on the second Wednesday, case conference on the third Wednesday, and expert talks given by our faculty in their area of expertise, on the fourth Wednesday each month. Additionally, our residents attending morning Grand Rounds on the third Thursday of the month where lectures are given by internal faculty but also, faculty from the multiple departments both within the healthcare system and university at large.

Residents are relieved from clinical duties on the second Tuesday each month to attend an all-resident didactic session led by our program director, Dr. Julie Williamson.

Dr. Gaurav Patel is our associate program director and faculty at Emory University Hospital, acting as a mentor and guide for all residents rotating through our institution. Additionally, our medical didactics for all resident rotations at EUH as well as our lecture schedule are overseen by Drs. Milad Sharifpour and York Chen.

We are re-thinking our education programs annually, building new curricula, developing games/sessions and board review activities that allow our faculty and residents time together in a setting that facilitates mentorship, collegiality, and life-long education.