Mark Wulkan, MD, FACS, FAAP, joined Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University in 1998 after finishing his pediatric surgical training. He is a pioneer in pediatric advanced minimally invasive surgery with a strong interest in neonatal and thoracic lesions. After founding the Minimally Invasive Surgery Program at Children’s in 2003, Dr. Wulkan oversaw its growth into one of the highest-volume pediatric minimally invasive programs in the country. Additionally, he performed Children’s first lap-band procedure to treat adolescent obesity in 2007, was one of the first surgeons in Georgia to perform single-site incision surgery on pediatric patients for routine surgeries in 2009, and performed the first laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for adolescent obesity in the Southeast in 2010.
Focus of Practice
- Pediatric and Thoracic Surgery
Areas of Interest
- Hepatobiliary surgery
- Minimally invasive surgery, adolescent bariatric surgery, neonatal surgery
- Thoracic surgery including: lobectomy, esophageal procedures, airway
One of Dr. Wulkan’s primary research priorities is the development of a new procedure for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in infants. He is conducting a prospective trial investigating a modified reflux procedure called cardiaplication that involves minimal dissection on the left side of the stomach.