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Michael Edwards, MD, FACSmichael edwards, md


Chief, Division of General and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Director, Section of Bariatric Surgery

Associate Professor, Surgery

Telephone:  215-707-5097

Email: michael.edwards@tuhs.temple.edu


Department of Surgery

Division of General & Minimally Invasive Surgery

Section of Bariatric Surgery

Section of General Surgery


Educational Background:


Undergraduate Degree, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1991


MD, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, 1998


Internship, Surgery, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC, 1999


Residency, Surgery, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC, 2004


Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2005


Fellowship, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2006


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clinical Interests:

  • Obesity and Minimally Invasive (Laparoscopic) Bariatric Surgery (Primary and Revisional)
  • Minimally Invasive (Laparoscopic) Surgery For Gastrointestinal Disorders:
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Anti-Reflux Surgery for Patients with Reflux Disease and Hiatal/Paraesophageal Hernia
    • Heller Myotomy for Patients with Achalasia
    • Gastric Neurostimulator for Gastroparesis
    • Gastric Surgery for Patients with Benign and Non-Benign Disease
    • Gallbladder and Bile Duct Surgery
    • Small Intestine Surgery Patients with Benign and Non-Benign Disease of the Small Intestine
    • Colon Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive (Laparoscopic) Surgery for Disorders of Solid Organs:
    • Adrenal Surgery (Adrenalectomy)
    • Spleen Surgery (Splenectomy)
    • Pancreas Surgery (Distal pancreatectomy)
  • Minimally Invasive and Open Comprehensive Hernia Surgery and Care:
    • Laparoscopic repair of groin hernias
    • Laparoscopic repair of abdominal ventral/incisional hernias
    • Multidisciplinary surgery team treatment of large, complex abdominal wall hernias
    • Mutidisciplinary preoperative management of patients with complex abdominal hernias, including weight loss, tobacco cessation and control of other medical conditions prior to surgery
  • Robotic General Surgery
  • General Surgery:
    • Emergency General Surgery
    • Non-Emergency General Surgery

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board certifications:


  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care

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professional affiliations:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery
  • National Medical Association
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Association for Surgical Education
  • Southeastern Surgical Congress
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • NIDDK Network of Minority Research Investigators


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ResearcH interests:


  • Outcomes following bariatric surgery
  • Disparities in surgical, medical and psychological outcomes following bariatric surgery
  • Obesity and bariatric surgery translational research, including better understanding of the possible genetic reasons for differences in early and long-term outcomes in various population following bariatric surgery
  • Disparities in follow-up and outcomes following bariatric surgery
  • Adrenal surgery outcomes
  • Impact of standardized perioperative management on hernia surgery outcomes
  • Introduction and evaluation of emerging technology in minimally invasive and endoscopic surgery
  • Surgical education and simulation

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Book Chapters:


Edwards MA. Laparoscopic Gastrojejunostomy. In, Jones DB, Maithel SK and Schneider BE, editors of Atlas of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Woodmbury, CT: Cine-Med, Inc; 2006. p. 241-242.


Edwards, MA. Laparoscopic Jejunostomy. In, Jones DB; Maithel SK and Schneider BE, editors of Atlas of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Woodbury, CT: Cine-Med, Inc; 2006. p. 295-297.


Edwards MA, Bittner JG. Basic suturing techniques. In, National Medical Student Skills Curriculum. 2011. (in press)


Edwards MA. National Surgical Skills Curriculum: Phase I. In, Tsuda et al, editors of Textbook of Simulation. CineMed Publishing, Inc. 2012.


Edwards MA, Asmann B. Methods of Assessment. In, Tsuda et al, editors of Textbook of Simulation. CineMed Publishing, Inc. 2012.


Hines JO, Bingerer J, Cason FD, Edwards MA, Hopkins MA. Biliary Tract. Lawrence, editor of Essentials of General Surgery, 5th Edition, Lipipincott Williams & Wilkins 2013.


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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

26348848. Hall MK, Weidner DA, Edwards MA, Schwalbe RA, Complex N-Glycans Influence the Spatial Arrangement of Voltage Gated Potassium Channels in Membranes of Neuronal-Derived Cells. PLoS One 10:9(e0137138)2015

26240369. Nishimoto K, Tomlins SA, Kuick R, Cani AK, Giordano TJ, Hovelson DH, Liu CJ, Sanjanwala AR, Edwards MA, Gomez-Sanchez CE, Nanba K, Rainey WE, Aldosterone-stimulating somatic gene mutations are common in normal adrenal glands. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112:33(E4591-9)2015 Aug 18

24852884. Edwards MA, Mullenbach B, Chamberlain SM, Pain provocation and low gallbladder ejection fraction with CCK cholescintigraphy are not predictive of chronic acalculous gallbladder disease symptom relief after cholecystectomy. Dig Dis Sci 59:11(2773-8)2014 Nov

24037882. Monticone S, Hattangady NG, Penton D, Isales CM, Edwards MA, Williams TA, Sterner C, Warth R, Mulatero P, Rainey WE, a Novel Y152C KCNJ5 mutation responsible for familial hyperaldosteronism type III. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 98:11(E1861-5)2013 Nov

22628608. Monticone S, Hattangady NG, Nishimoto K, Mantero F, Rubin B, Cicala MV, Pezzani R, Auchus RJ, Ghayee HK, Shibata H, Kurihara I, Williams TA, Giri JG, Bollag RJ, Edwards MA, Isales CM, Rainey WE, Effect of KCNJ5 mutations on gene expression in aldosterone-producing adenomas and adrenocortical cells. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:8(E1567-72)2012 Aug

21429963. Xing Y, Edwards MA, Ahlem C, Kennedy M, Cohen A, Gomez-Sanchez CE, Rainey WE, The effects of ACTH on steroid metabolomic profiles in human adrenal cells. J Endocrinol 209:3(327-35)2011 Jun

21248073. Wang T, Satoh F, Morimoto R, Nakamura Y, Sasano H, Auchus RJ, Edwards MA, Rainey WE, Gene expression profiles in aldosterone-producing adenomas and adjacent adrenal glands. Eur J Endocrinol 164:4(613-9)2011 Apr

21184902. Mellinger JD, Bittner JG 4th, Edwards MA, Bates W, Williams HT, Imaging of gastrointestinal bleeding. Surg Clin North Am 91:1(93-108)2011 Feb

20460446. Xing Y, Parker CR, Edwards M, Rainey WE, ACTH is a potent regulator of gene expression in human adrenal cells. J Mol Endocrinol 45:1(59-68)2010 Jul

19660226. Bittner JG 4th, Edwards MA, Harrison SJ, Li K, Karmin PN, Mellinger JD, Laparoscopic repair of a right paraduodenal hernia. JSLS 13:2(242-9)2009 Apr-Jun

19059172. Bittner JG 4th, Coverdill JE, Imam T, Deladisma AM, Edwards MA, Mellinger JD, Do increased training requirements in gastrointestinal endoscopy and advanced laparoscopy necessitate a paradigm shift? A survey of program directors in surgery. J Surg Educ 65:6(418-30)2008 Nov-Dec

18705572. Bittner JG 4th, Edwards MA, Shah MB, MacFadyen BV Jr, Mellinger JD, Mesh-free laparoscopic spigelian hernia repair. Am Surg 74:8(713-20; discussion 720)2008 Aug

18481509. Parker WT, Edwards MA, Bittner JG 4th, Mellinger JD, Splenic hemorrhage: an unexpected complication after colonoscopy. Am Surg 74:5(450-2)2008 May

18481508. Edwards MA, Beatty JS, Shah MB, Bittner JG 4th, An unusual presentation of rectal leiomyoma. Am Surg 74:5(448-50)2008 May

18453295. Shah MB, Bittner JG 4th, Edwards MA, Rett syndrome and gastric perforation. Am Surg 74:4(315-7)2008 Apr

18186380. Edwards MA, Smith M, Parker W, Gu K, Mesenteric lipodystrophy of the left colon. Am Surg 73:12(1242-4)2007 Dec

17546834. Edwards MA, Jones DB, Ellsmere J, Grinbaum R, Schneider BE, Anastomotic leak following antecolic versus retrocolic laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity. Obes Surg 17:3(292-7)2007 Mar

17484002. Edwards MA, Grinbaum R, Schneider BE, Walsh A, Ellsmere J, Jones DB, Benchmarking hospital outcomes for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Surg Endosc 21:11(1950-6)2007 Nov

17294303. Ellsmere J, Kane R, Grinbaum R, Edwards M, Schneider B, Jones D, Intraoperative ultrasonography during planned liver resections: why are we still performing it? Surg Endosc 21:8(1280-3)2007 Aug

17203084. MacFadyen BV, Edwards MA, Is ERCP necessary in all patients with an abnormal intraoperative cholangiogram? Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol 4:1(20-1)2007 Jan

16925387. Edwards MA, Grinbaum R, Ellsmere J, Jones DB, Schneider BE, Intussusception after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity: case report and literature review of rare complication. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:4(483-9)2006 Jul-Aug

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