Specialties

Thoracic Surgery (Board certified since 2005)

Surgery (Board certified since 2003)

At a Glance

  • 2002 Started practicing
  • 15 Years experience
  • 2 OFFICE LOCATIONS
  • 3 HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

About Dr. Pickens

My Clinical Interests

  • esophageal cancer
  • esophagus
  • hyperhidrosis
  • hyperhidrosis - microinvasive
  • lobectomy
  • lung cancer
  • lung transplant surgery
  • mesothelioma
  • minimally-invasive CT surgery
  • myasthenia gravis
  • thymoma
  • tumor

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL

INTERNSHIP

University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, AL

RESIDENCY

University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI

Cedars Sinai Hospital,Los Angeles, CA

University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, AL

FELLOWSHIP

University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI

Professional 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

Honors & Awards

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

Major 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.

Locations & Appointments

2 Office Location(s)

1

550 Peachtree St NE
Fl 6
Atlanta, GA 30308

  • 404-686-2515
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2

Emory Clinic at 1365 Clifton Rd
1365 Clifton Rd NE
Bldg B, Fl 6
Atlanta, GA 30322

  • 855-366-7989
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3 Hospital Affiliation(s)

3

Emory University Hospital Midtown

550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
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4

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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5

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL

INTERNSHIP

University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, AL

RESIDENCY

University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI

Cedars Sinai Hospital,Los Angeles, CA

University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, AL

FELLOWSHIP

University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI

Professional 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

Honors & Awards

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

Major 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.