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Dr. Stuart Hurst

Stuart D. Hurst, MD

Dr. Stuart Hurst received his MD degree from the Emory University School of Medicine in 2011. During his general surgery residency at Emory, he took a two-year research sabbatical and completed a postdoctoral transplant research fellowship at the MRC Centre for Transplantation of King’s College London in the UK. Upon completing his residency, he did an Acute Care Surgery/Surgical Critical Care fellowship at Grady Memorial Hospital/Emory University School of Medicine. He serves as a trauma surgeon, emergency/elective general surgeon, and surgical critical care intensivist at Grady Memorial Hospital, as well as working as a critical care intensivist within Emory’s Critical Care Center (ECCC). His interests include clinical outcomes in trauma, management of the injured patient, and surgical education.


  • Acute Care Surgery

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Surgery


  • Emory University School of Medicine


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Emory University School of Medicine


Thourani VH, Keeling WB, Guyton RA, Dara AB, Hurst SD, Lattouf OM. Outcomes of Off-Pump Aortic Valve Bypass for the Relief of Aortic Stenosis in Adults. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Jan; 91(1):131-6.

Thourani VH, Hurst SD, Keeling WB, and Guyton RA. Apico-aortic Conduits for Treatment of Aortic Stenosis. In: Cardiothoracic Surgery Review. Franco KL, Thourani VH, eds. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012.

Thourani VH, Gunter RL, Hurst S, Kilgo P, Padala M, Puskas JD, Lattouf OM, Halkos ME, and Guyton RA. Postoperative Warfarin Following Mitral Valve Repair or Bioprosthetic Valve Replacement. J Heart Valve Dis. 2013 Sep;22(5):716-23.

Lam A, Clement-Guinaudeau S, Padala M, Eisner RL, Thourani V, Vadanais D, Hurst S, Guyton RA, and Oshinkski JN. Postsurgical Hemodynamics of the Aortic Valve Bypass Operation Evaluated with Phase Contrast Magnetic Resonance. J Magn. Reson. Imaging. 2014;40:899-905.

Chen D, Xia M, Hayford C, Tham E-L, Semik V, Hurst S, Chen Y, Tam HH, Pan J, Wang Y, Tan X, Lan HY, Shen H, Kakkar VV, Xu Q, McVey JH, Dorling A. Expression of human Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor on vascular smooth muscle cells inhibits secretion of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor and abolishes atherosclerosis in ApoE-/- mice. Circulation. 2015 Apr; 131(15):1350-60

Hurst SD, Coopersmith CM. Can We Compare Sepsis Outcomes on a Hospital Level If Documentation Is Variable (or Inaccurate)? Critical Care Medicine. 2019 Apr; 47(4):599-600

Melmer P, Carlin M, Castater CA, Koganti D, Hurst SD, Tracy BM, Grant AA, Williams K, Smith RN, Dente CJ, Sciarretta JD. Mass Casualty Shootings and Emergency Preparedness: A Multidisciplinary Approach for an Unpredictable Event. J Multidiscip Healthc. 2019 Dec 10; 12: 1013-1021.