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01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

Dr. Seth D. Force completed his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine before completing his residency, followed by a thoracic surgery fellowship at the Washington University School of Medicine. He is board certified in general and thoracic surgery and focuses his clinical practice on thoracic oncology, reflux surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, lung transplantation and micro-invasive treatment of hyperhydrosis.

Dr. Force has been a faculty member at the Emory University School of Medicine since 2003, where he currently holds several professorships. As Surgical Director of Emory’s Adult Lung Transplant Program, he has improved mesothelioma survival rates and increased the program’s lung transplant volume from 10 to 30 per year.

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Main Specialty: Thoracic Surgery

Other Interests & Specialties: Thoracic oncology, reflux surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, lung transplantation, microinvasive hyperhidrosis and researching the outcomes of lung transplantation and thoracic disease.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American Board of Radiology Certification in Radiation Oncology, Emory Provider Excellence Award, Atlanta’s Top Doctors Award, America’s Top Surgeons Award from the Consumers’ Research Council of America, Thoracic Surgery Teacher of the Year Award from Emory University School of Medicine

Education & Experience:

  • Residency for General Surgery at University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Fellowship for Thoracic Surgery at Washington University
  • Medical Degree and additional training at Tulane University School of Medicine
03. Publications


Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Segmentectomy: A Safe and Effective ProcedureThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery. May 2010;89(5):1571-1576. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.01.061

Efficacy of Oral Ribavirin in Lung Transplant Patients With Respiratory Syncytial Virus Lower Respiratory Tract InfectionThe Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. January 2009;28(1):67-71. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2008.10.008

Cationic lipid: bacterial DNA complexes elicit adaptive cellular immunity in murine intraperitoneal tumor modelsCancer Research. June 2000;60(11).