Dr. Kooby is Professor of Surgery and Chief of Emory Surgery in the Northern Arc. He is an international leader in pancreatic and liver surgery, with an emphasis on minimally invasive approaches. His clinical specialties include laparoscopic, robotic and open surgical treatment of liver, bile duct, pancreas, stomach, and colon tumors. He co-chaired the first International Conference on Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Resection in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2016, and he is frequently invited to speak around the World. He serves on the American Joint Commission on Cancer for the updating of the staging of hepatobiliary and pancreatic malignancies. Dr. Kooby’s research focuses on multi-center, collaborative clinical outcomes studies pertaining to gastrointestinal malignancies. He co-founded an active multi-institutional consortium for studying pancreatic tumors and pancreatic surgery, with Emory taking the lead on several high-impact studies. He also collaborates across Emory schools to analyze data from the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB). He has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and textbooks.