Keith Delman, MD, FACS



As co-Chair of the melanoma team at Winship, Dr. Delman leads the multidisciplinary care of nearly half of all patients diagnosed with melanoma in the state of Georgia each year.

Titles and Roles

Co-Chair, Melanoma Working Group
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Director, Carlos and Davis Center for Surgical Anatomy and Technique
Emory University School of Medicine
Carlos Professor of Surgical Anatomy and Techniques
Emory University School of Medicine
Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Surgical Oncologist
Emory Sarcoma Center
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Keith Delman, MD, FACS, is Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology of the Department of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. A board certified surgeon, Dr. Delman began practicing with Emory Healthcare in 2005. He sees over 350 new melanoma patients annually in his clinic. In addition to melanoma patients, Dr. Delman's practice focuses on complex cutaneous oncology patients, including those with sarcoma, adnexal tumors of the skin, and merkel cell carcinoma.

Dr. Delman is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the executive council of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery, a member of the International Melanoma Working Group and chair of the training committee of the Society of Surgical Oncology. He is also an Associate Member of the American College of Surgeons' Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™.

In 2009, Dr. Delman and Emory urologist Dr. Viraj Master were the first team in the world to perform minimally invasive inguino-femoral lymphadenectomy for melanoma. Since then, the team has taught the procedure to surgeons from over a dozen institutions located around the world.


Dr. Delman obtained his medical degree from Stony Brook School of Medicine and completed his internship and residencies at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Dr. Delman completed a research fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and a surgical oncology fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center.


Dr. Delman's research interests include clinical and translational research involving tumors of the skin and soft tissue.


Dr. Delman serves as associate editor of CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, and is on the editorial boards of Current Problems in Cancer, and the Surgical Council on Resident Education (SCORE). He also serves as Section Editor, Melanoma for Annals of Surgical Oncology.

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Dr. Delman has received numerous awards including a Dean's Teaching Award from the Emory University School of Medicine, the Shipley Award of the Southern Surgical Society, and the Kennedy Seed Grant Research Award with Dr. Mandy Ford. He was listed as one of Atlanta Magazine's "Top Doctors" in 2016 through 2018.

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