Kamal A. Mansour, MD, MBBCH


Dr. Mansour has a special interest in major chest wall resections and reconstructions including adult pectus deformities, tracheal resections and reconstructions, surgery for esophageal replacements and major lung and esophageal resections.

Titles and Roles

Professor of Surgery Emeritus, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery,
Emory University School of Medicine
Cardiac Surgeon
Lung Cancer
Esophageal Cancer


Kamal A. Mansour, MD, MBBCH, began his relationship with Emory in 1966 when he was named chief resident in cardiothoracic surgery at Emory University Hospital. An international pioneer in his specialty, Dr. Mansour has worked with thousands of Emory students, faculty, and patients as a chief resident, professor, and mentor. He returns to his native Egypt several times a year to care for patients in Egyptian teaching and university hospitals.

Dr. Mansour is widely known for perfecting a technique that replaces the esophagus with a section of bowel. He was awarded the 2001 Shield of Medicine by the Medical Scientific Society of Egypt for being one of the ten most outstanding Egyptian doctors in the world.


Dr. Mansour earned his medical degree from Ein Shams University Medical School in Cairo, Egypt. He then went on to complete an internship at Tanta General Hospital in Tanta, Egypt and a residency in Surgery at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.


Dr. Mansour has received the following awards:

  • Named an Emory University History Maker, 175th Anniversary Celebration, 2011
  • Inspiration Award, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, 2010
  • Recipient, Emory Medal, 2008
  • Emory School of Medicine Alumni Award of Honor, 2009
  • Establishment of the Kamal A. Mansour Professorship of Thoracic Surgery, June, Emory School of Medicine, 2004
  • Awarded Certificate of Recognition by the Atlanta VA Medical Center for 25 years of service, 2003
  • Honorary Chief, Thoracic Surgical Oncology Section, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, 2002
  • Awarded the Shield of Medicine by the Medical Scientific Society of Egypt for Being One of the Ten Most Outstanding Egyptian Doctors in the World, 2001


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