Headshot photo of Bruce M. Wolfe, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S.

Bruce M. Wolfe, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S.

  • Professor of Surgery, Division of Bariatric Surgery, School of Medicine
  • Bariatric Surgery Program Co-Chair, Surgery, School of Medicine


Bruce M. Wolfe, M.D., is a graduate of Stanford University and the St. Louis University School of Medicine. His surgical training was completed at St. Louis University with an additional fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He is board-certified in Surgery as well as Obesity Medicine. Relocating to OHSU from the University of California, Davis in 2005, Dr. Wolfe has continued to devote his career to surgical nutrition and the treatment of obesity. Dr. Wolfe's research interests lie at the intersection of surgical outcomes of obesity and health policy as it relates to obesity treatment coverage. He chaired an NIH-funded research consortium studying the clinical, epidemiological, and behavioral outcomes of bariatric surgery, known as the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery. He has served as Co-Chair of the Advocacy Committee of The Obesity Society. Dr. Wolfe is also involved in Oregon's coordination of obesity treatment coverage policies under Medicaid, providing expert testimony that champions comprehensive guidelines and quality improvement. Dr. Wolfe's local and national policy efforts of expanding obesity treatment, as well as numerous ongoing research projects and mentorship of doctoral students, underscore Dr. Wolfe's dedication to upstream efforts to prevent and ameliorate obesity and related sequelae.

Education and training

    • M.D., 1967, St. Louis University School of Medicine
  • Residency

    • General Surgery, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1973
  • Fellowship

    • Research Fellow in Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA, 1977
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Surgery, 1974

Memberships and associations:

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Institute of Nutrition
  • American Medical Association
  • American Obesity Association
  • American Society for Clinical Nutrition
  • American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Past-President
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Past-President 2010-2011
  • American Surgical Association
  • Mackenzie Society
  • National Association of Vascular Access Networks
  • National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis, Inc.
  • North American Association for the Study of Obesity
  • Pacific Coast Surgical Association
  • Pancreas Club
  • Portland Surgical Society
  • Sigma Xi
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • Western Surgical Association

Areas of interest

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Surgical nutrition
  • Treatment of obesity

Honors and awards

  • 2016 | Lifetime Outstanding Achievement Award, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery


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