John G Pattaras, MD, FACS

                MD, FACS
Emory Clinic

Chief of Urology, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital; Co-Director, Emory Stone Center

Associate Professor of Urology; Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Emory University Hospital

Emory Healthcare Network Physician
Areas of Clinical Interest:
adrenal masses
benign prostatic hyperplasia
bladder cancer/tumors
kidney cancer
kidney stones
laparoscopic surgery
laparoscopy with lasers
prostate cancer
prostate cancer - robotics
radiofrequency ablation
reconstructive kidney/ureteral
renal cancer
robotic surgery
testicular cancer
transrectal ultrasound
transurethral needle ablation
vasectomy reversal
Office(s) Locations:
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
404 778-4898
About Dr. Pattaras

Dr. Pattaras is an Associate Professor of Urology at the Emory University School of Medicine, Chief of Emory Urology services at Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery.

Dr. Pattaras attended Johns Hopkins University for his undergraduate education (BA in Biology). He received his medical degree and urology residency training at George Washington University School of Medicine. He attended the National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health for research fellowship in Biotechnology focusing on prostate cancer. Dr. Pattaras received Endourology and Laparoscopy fellowship training at St. Louis University Medical Center. Dr. Pattaras is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology (2002) a Fellow of the American College of Surgery.

As the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Dr. Pattaras started laparoscopic and robotic urologic surgery program at Emory University. Over the past 14 years, the program has expanded to become the premier laparoscopic and robotics program in Atlanta serving patients from Georgia, neighboring states as well as international patients. The program offers highly specialized minimally invasive surgery that includes organ-sparing cancer surgery and complex stone surgery. Patients attending Emory Urology for cancer treatment have the unique opportunity to be cured of their disease while at the same time preserve their vital organs, their functionality and quality of life.

Dr. Pattaras’s clinical and research interests include minimally invasive cancer and stone surgery, endourology, laparoscopy and robotic surgery. He has lectured both nationally and internationally. He is closely involved in teaching and mentoring medical students, urology residents and post-graduate fellows. He has authored multiple book chapters, and scientific journal articles.

In addition to his dedication to Emory patients, Dr. Pattaras is also involved in humanitarianism outside Emory. On an annual basis, he volunteers his time to organize and head a team of Emory medical students to Haiti. The team provides free urologic care including surgical treatment to indigent Haitian patients with urologic conditions.

Year Started Practicing: 2000
Year Started Practicing at Emory: 2000
Organizational Memberships:
President, Atlanta Urologic Society (AUS) (2004-2009)
President Elect, Georgia Urology Society (GAUA) (2013-2014)
AUA Representative (State of Georgia): American Urologic Association (2011-Present)
Scholar’s Day Research Award (1999)
Washington Urologic Society

Scholar’s Day Radiology Award (1998)
Washington Urologic Society

Student Award (1990 & 1991)
Hellenic Medical Society

Award for Scholastic Achievement (1987)
Kastorian Society
Medical School
George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY

George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC
George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO