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P.O. Box 800709,
Charlottesville, VA, 22908-0709
Phone: 434.924.2104 Fax: 434.243.9433
Training & Certification
General and Thoracic Surgery, Duke University
Gastrointestinal Surgery Research, Duke University
- Surgery, 1986
Appendectomy, Appendicitis, Bariatric Surgery, Colon Cancer, Duodenal Cancer, Gallstones, General Surgery, Groin Hernia, Heartburn, Stomach Cancer, Overweight
All surgical diseases of the stomach, intestine, colon, rectum, liver, pancreas, and biliary tree including tumors and cancer, bariatric (obesity) surgery, inguinal and abdominal wall hernias, and laparoscopic abdominal surgery
Gastrointestinal motility, postoperative ileus, gastrointestinal hormones, applications of minimally invasive surgery
On faculty at University of Virginia since 1985. Currently Stephen H. Watts Professor of Surgery, Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery, and Residency Training Program Director, Surgery. Interested in seeing patients with all types of gastrointestinal problems, candidates for obesity surgery, and candidates for laparoscopic abdominal surgery. Current Director of the American Board of Surgery. Past President of Society of Gastrointestinal and Endsocopic Surgeons (SAGES), American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA), and Society of Clinical Surgery. Current President of Fellowship Council, SAGES Foundation. Past officer in Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT). Editorial board member of six surgical journals. Co-Director, Surgery Nutrition Support Service.
Married to my wonderful wife Geri since 1975. Children Kate Lynn (1981) and Liza (1984) are the best things to which I have contributed.