Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Bariatric Surgery, School of Medicine
B.S., 1983, Colorado State University
M.D., 1995, University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health
M.S., 2012, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
General Surgery, University of California, Davis, 1995-1998
General Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 2001-2003
Research Fellow, Wound Healing Research Laboratory, University of California, San Francisco, 1998-2001
Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of California, Davis, 2003-2004
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 2005, 2015
American Board of Obesity Medicine, 2019
Memberships and associations
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
The Obesity Society
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
American Diabetes Association
Tucker WJ, Thomas BP, Puzziferri N, Samuel TJ, Zaha VG, Lingvay I, Almandoz J, Wang J, Gonzales EA, Brothers RM, Nelson MD: Impact of bariatric surgery on cerebral vascular reactivity and cognitive function: a non-randomized pilot study. Pilot Feasibility Stud; Feb 13;6:21. doi: 10.1186/s40814-020- 00569-2. eCollection 2020.
Mani BK, Puzziferri N, Rodriguez J, Osborne-Lawrence S, Metzger N, Zigman JM: LEAP2 is a metabolic hormone responsive to changes in body mass and feeding in humans and mice. J Clin Invest ; Sep 3; 129(9):3909-3923, 2019.
Stefanidis D, King WC, Puzziferri N, Butler AR, Hutter M, Sudan R: Development of ASMBS Research Agenda for Bariatric Surgery Using the Delphi Methodology. SOARD; Sept; 15(9): 1563-1569, 2019.
Carranza-Leon*^, BG, Puzziferri N*, Adams-Huet B, Jabbour II^, Lingvay, I: Metabolic response 4 years after gastric bypass in a complete cohort with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Res Clin Prac : Jan 31;137:224-230, 2018. *Shared first authorship.
Partain N^, Mokdad A, Puzziferri N, Poremka J, Seiler S, Christie A, Farr D, Rivers A, Leitch AM, Wooldridge R, Huth J, Rao R: Mammographic Density Changes in Surgical Weight Loss-an Indication for Personalized Screening. BMC-Med Imaging; May 9; 18 (1): 10, 2018.
Puzziferri N, Zigman JM, Thomas B, Mihalakos P, Gallagher R^, Lutter M, Carmody T, Lu H, Tamminga C: Brain imaging demonstrates a reduced neural impact of eating in obesity. Obesity April 24(4): 829-36, 2016.
Puzziferri N, Roshek T^, Mayo H, Gallagher R^, Livingston EH: Long-term bariatric surgery outcomes: a systematic review. JAMA September 3 312(9): 934-42, 2014.
Brandon AR, Puzziferri N, Sadler JZ: Stuck in the Middle: What Should a Good Society Do? Am J Bioethics . Dec 10 (12): 18-20, 2010.
Puzziferri N, Nakonezny PA, Livingston EH, Carmody TJ, Provost DA, Rush AJ: Variations of Weight Loss Following Gastric Bypass and Gastric Band. Ann Surg. Aug 248(2): 233-42, 2008.