Allan Pickens, MD

Emory Clinic

Director of Thoracic Oncology, Director of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Emory Healthcare Network Physician
Surgery (Board certified since 2003)
Thoracic Surgery (Board certified since 2005)
Areas of Clinical Interest:
esophageal cancer
lung cancer
minimally-invasive CT surgery
Office(s) Locations:
Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree St, 6th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30308
404 686-2515

Emory Transplant Center
1364 Clifton Road, 5th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30322
Year Started Practicing: 2002
Year Started Practicing at Emory: 2008
Organizational Memberships:
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
American College of Chest Physicians
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Society of Clinical Oncology
European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons Oncology Group
Major or Recent Publications:

Diversity of the Angiogenic Phenotype in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer . Am Journal of Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology, March 2007.

Fast Tracking after VATS Lobectomy, Segmentectomy, Pneumonectomy . The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, November 2007.

Surgical treatment of epiphrenic diverticula: a 30-year experience . The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, December 2007.

Transhiatal esophagectomy in the profoundly obese: implications and experience . Annals of Thoracic Surgery, August 2007.

Two thousand transhiatal esophagectomies: changing trends, lessons learned . Annals of Surgery, Sept 2007.

Society for Surgery of the
Alimentary Tract Resident Research Award, 1998

UAB Department of Surgery
Resident Research Award, 1999

University of Michigan
Clinical Innovation Fund Recipient for Minimally Invasive Pulmonary Resections, 2005
Medical School
University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, AL

University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI
Cedars Sinai Hospital,Los Angeles, CA
University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, AL

University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI