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Meet Dr. Madan

Atul K. Madan, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery

Atul K. Madan, MD is a world-renowned expert in laparoscopic and bariatric programs. He is a Board Certified surgeon with over a decade of experience in caring for bariatric surgery patients.

Dr. Madan started his career in Memphis where he performed the first laparoscopic gastric bypass in that city. He served as the Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery Section at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. In addition, he has performed the first laparoscopic gastric bypass in a liver transplant patient in the world. Dr. Madan initiated, directed, and obtained funding for the Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship.

He has published over 175 articles. Dr. Madan has performed over 3,000 laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures in his career. He has performed many revisional bariatric procedures and was one of the first to offer an endoscopic treatment (a procedure without any incisions) for weight regain after open and laparoscopic gastric bypass. He has been the Chief of Laparoendoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Division as well as the Director of the Center of Excellence for Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Miami. There he also initiated, directed, and obtained funding for the Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship.

Dr. Madan is a member of all of the important laparoscopic and bariatric societies including American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. His national expertise was recognized by each society as he has been asked to serve on various committees of these societies. Furthermore, Dr. Madan has received multiple awards in his career including the SAGES Young Investigator Award. Many of his presentations have received honors and awards at the International Federation of Societies for Obesity, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and Association of Association of Cancer Education.

Not only is he considered an expert in bariatric surgery, but also in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic adjustable gastric band and laparoscopic revisional bariatric surgery in patients who are having issues with the current bariatric surgery. He has written multiple book chapters, one of which includes his video of how to perform a laparoscopic gastric adjustable banding. He has given talks all over the United States as well as in Mexico, South America, India, Europe, Australia, and Japan.

Training

Undergraduate Degree – Lehigh University
(Minor in Religious Studies, Dean’s List, High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma)

Medical School – Drexel University College of Medicine
(Outstanding Community Service Award, Medical Humanities Scholar Award, Excellence in Community & Preventative Medicine Award, Excellence in Medical Humanities Award)

General Surgery Residency – Tulane University School of Medicine
(Resident Research Award, Teaching Award, Clinical Research Award)

Minimally Invasive Surgery & Bariatric Surgery Fellowship – Rush University Medical Center
(Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery)

Previous Work Experiences

Minimally Invasive Surgery Section Chief – The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
(Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Program Director, Bariatric Program Director)

Training Center Director – Center of Excellence for Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Laparoendoscopic & Bariatric Surgery Division Chief – University of Miami Health System
(Bariatric Surgery Program Medical Director)

Committee Appointments

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
Association of Academic Surgery

Bestowed Fellowships

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
American College of Nutrition
American College of Surgeons

Patient & Other Awards

2013 Patients’ Choice Award
Most Compassionate Doctor, 2012
American Medical Association, Physician’s Recognition Award

Expertise Research

Referenced in over 4,500 scientific publications
Referenced in over 250 textbooks
Referenced in guidelines of national organizations and societies (American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, The Endocrine Society, Obesity Society)
Referenced in best practice guidelines
Referenced in bariatric coverage decision policies by insurers (Independence Blue Cross, AmeriHealth)
Referenced by online informational websites (WebMD, Wikipedia)