Seth D. Force, MD


Titles and Roles

Kamal A. Mansour Professor in Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Surgical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Chief, General Thoracic Surgery
Emory University Hospital
Surgical Director, Adult Lung Transplant Program
Emory University Hospital
Co-Director, Emory Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Center
Emory University Hospital
Director, Emory Thoracic Surgery Robotics Program
Emory University Hospital
Thoracic Surgeon
Esophageal Cancer
Lung Cancer
Cardiac Tumors
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


As a fellow at Barnes Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Force worked with Dr. Joel Cooper, who is credited with performing the first successful lung transplant. Since becoming the surgical director of Emory's adult lung transplant program in 2003, Dr. Force has improved the service's transplant survival rates by revamping its protocols and procedures. The program's lung transplant volume has also tripled to 30 transplants annually from an average of 10 per year prior to Dr. Force's arrival.


Dr. Force earned his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then completed his fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St Louis, Missouri.


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Dr. Force has been consistently listed in Atlanta Magazine's annual "Top Doctors" issue since 2009.

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