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

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  • Professor of Surgery, Division of Bariatric Surgery, School of Medicine


  • Digestive Health
  • Surgery

Special focus

  • Bariatric Surgery

About me

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. He did additional research training at Harvard Medical School. Relocating to OHSU from the University of California, Davis, he is part of our successful bariatric surgery team and performs procedures such as gastric bypass. 

Dr. Wolfe has devoted his surgical career to surgical nutrition and specifically obesity, including the surgical care of obese patients and related research. He has made many contributions to the advancement of the surgical treatment of obesity, including a demonstration of the many benefits of laparoscopic surgery. He presently serves at the co-chair of the National Institutes of Health research consortium on bariatric surgery, known as LABS, and is president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He has participated in approximately 1000 bariatric surgical procedures in his career.

Languages spoken

  • English

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • 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
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