Mark L Wulkan, MD

Pediatric Surgeon





Mark Wulkan, MD, is the Chief of Surgery at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and a Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. He joined Children’s and Emory University in 1998 after finishing his pediatric surgical training.

Dr. Wulkan is a pioneer in pediatric advanced minimally invasive surgery and has a strong interest in neonatal and thoracic lesions. After initiating the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center at Children’s in 2003, Dr. Wulkan oversaw its growth into one of the most high-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.

One of Dr. Wulkan’s primary research priorities is the development of a new procedure for GERD in infants. He is conducting a prospective trial investigating a modified reflux procedure, cardiaplication, which involves minimal dissection on the left side of the stomach.


Childrens Physician Group - Pediatric Surgery at Egleston

Center for Advanced Pediatrics, 1400 Tullie Road NE 1st Floor
Atlanta, GA 30329
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Childrens Physician Group - Pediatric Surgery at Egleston

Egleston hospital, 1405 Clifton Road NE 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30322
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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
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