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Heather L Short, MD


Primary Specialty

Pediatric Surgery


Pubmed Profile



Heather Short, MD, is a pediatric general surgeon at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. After receiving her medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Ga., Dr. Short completed her general surgery residency at Emory University School of Medicine. During her residency training, she completed a two-year research fellowship within the Emory University Department of Pediatric Surgery under Mehul Raval, MD. Her research fellowship focused on clinical outcomes research, specifically enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) in children and anti-reflux surgery in infants. In 2021, Dr. Short completed her pediatric fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine.

Focus of Practice

  • Pediatric surgery

Areas of Interest

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Neonatal surgery
  • Colorectal surgery


Childrens Physician Group - Pediatric Surgery at Scottish Rite

Medical Office Building at Scottish Rite hospital, 5461 Meridian Mark Road NE Suite 570 Atlanta, GA 30342 Get Directions 404-785-6895

Childrens Physician Group - Pediatric Surgery at Egleston

Center for Advanced Pediatrics, 1400 Tullie Road NE 1st Floor Atlanta, GA 30329 Get Directions 404-785-8787

Research & Publications

Dr. Short’s research interests include quality improvement and outcomes in surgical services as well as enhanced recovery after surgery.