Titles and Roles
- Professor, Department of Urology
- Emory University School of Medicine
- Cheif of Urology
- Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center
- Research Program
- Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics
Dr. Issa is a Professor of Urology at Emory University School of Medicine and Chief of Urology at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Issa is the Director of Medical Communication in the Department of Urology at Emory University. He also serves on the Committee of Faculty Appointments and Promotions and the Search Committee for Chair of Urologic Research at Emory Department of Urology, Executive Committee of the Medical Staff, Physician Compensation Review Board and Physician Professional Standard Board at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Dr. Issa served as the president of the Atlanta Urological Association (2005), Chair of Financial and Business Operation Committee (FBOC) (2004-2005), Chair of the Committee for Operative and Invasive Procedures (COIP) (2008-2010), and Chair of the Search Committee for Chief of Anesthesia at AVAMC (2012-2013).
He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Urological Association and the European Association of Urology.
Dr. Issa received his medical degree from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland where he also received his general surgery training. He obtained his urology residency training at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland MD and Stanford University Medical Center in California where he stayed on as an academic urology faculty. Dr. Issa is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology (1995) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgery (FACS). In addition, Dr. Issa holds an executive MBA degree from Emory University Goizueta Business School.
Dr. Issa is a recipient of multiple honors and awards including The W. Cliff Oxford Executive MBA Decision & Information Analysis Distinction Award (2004). In 2005, Issa received The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which recognizes Americans of diverse origins for their outstanding personal and professional contributions to the United States. The Ellis Island Medal of Honor is recognized by the United States Congress and the recipient's name is listed in the Congressional Record. In 2007, Issa was recognized as one of the "World Class - Fifty-Five of the Most Influential Foreign-Born Atlantans" in a special issue of Atlanta Magazine. In 2011, Issa delivered the Keynote Speech and presented certificates (159 New US Citizens from 54 countries) at US Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony at the request of Federal Judges Steven C. Jones and Amy Totenburg.