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Brian F. Lane, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor and Head of Bariatric Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Bariatric Surgery, School of Medicine


  • Surgery

Special focus

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

About me

Dr. Brian Lane is Assistant Professor and Head of the Division of Bariatric Surgery. He has over 25 years of bariatric and general surgery experience, both in the private sector and with the US Army. He completed his surgery residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC in 1996 and his MIS/Bariatric Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 2005.

Dr. Lane has served the past 18 years in various leadership and bariatric surgery directorship positions at multiple institutions, including the University of Toledo Medical Center in Ohio, the Augusta University Medical Center in Georgia and the Balad Air Force General Hospital in Iraq, where he directed Trauma and Acute Care Surgical Services for the Department of Defense. Dr. Lane’s most recent position was with Acute Care, Bariatric and Trauma Surgery at the Baptist Memorial Hospital Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee.

As a clinician and researcher, Dr. Lane is most interested in MIS quality applications for acute care general and trauma surgery, as well as long-term follow-up of duodenal switch patients, therapeutic surgical endoscopy, bariatric and acute care general surgery and reflux surgical problems in the morbidly obese and bariatric surgery patient, as well as cognitive neuroscience applications for surgical resident MIS education. Dr. Lane’s scholarly activity has focused on topics related to bariatric patient multidisciplinary care and complications.

Education and training

    • B.A., 1980, College of the Holy Cross
    • M.D., 1988, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Internship

    • General Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, 1988-1989
  • Residency

    • General Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, 1991-1996
  • Fellowship

    • Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, 2004
    • Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH, 2005
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Surgery, 1997; recertified through 2024
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