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Gregory F. Dakin, M.D.

Bariatric Surgery

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Gregory F. Dakin, M.D. is Chief of GI Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in the Department of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine and Associate Professor of Surgery and Associate Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He completed both general surgery training and specialty training in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Dakin is certified by the American Board of Surgery and specializes in laparoscopic abdominal surgery.

In addition to his busy clinical practice, Dr. Dakin plays a strong leadership role in physician training as Director of the Surgery Clerkship and Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgical Training Animate Laboratory. In addition to his clinical interest in obesity surgery, his practice includes the minimally invasive treatment of a wide variety of gastrointestinal disorders.  Dr. Dakin was selected as "Best Doctor" by New York Magazine and was named one of New York Superdoctors, an honor accorded just 5% of all New York physicians.

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Biographical Info

Devoting considerable time to teaching, mentoring and the development of physicians in training, Dr. Dakin has been presented with number of teaching awards, including the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award and the Medical Student Teaching Award in Surgery. Most recently, he received the Excellence in Teaching Award from Weill Cornell Medical College.

His interest in clinical and basic science research focuses on various aspects of bariatric surgery, including its effects on bone metabolism; on reproductive function in obese women; and on gene expression and metabolic profile of weight loss of patients following gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Dakin is a member of many numerous professional societies

A board-certified surgeon, Dr. Dakin received his undergraduate degree with honors from Colgate University and obtained his MD from the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, including a dedicated research fellowship in laparoscopy. He continued at Mount Sinai for a clinical fellowship in minimally invasive surgery.

Honors and Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha, 2004

Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, 2003

Medical Student Teaching Award in Surgery, 2003

New York SuperDoctor: an Honor given to 5% of all New York physicians 

Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery
Clinical Expertise
Diabetes Surgery
Bariatric Surgery
Gastrointestinal Metabolic Surgery
Abdominal Pain
Gastrointestinal Surgery
Gastric Bypass
Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
Adrenal Surgery
Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery
Advanced Operative Laparoscopy
Obesity Surgery
Computer Assisted Surgery
Endoscopic Surgery
Gallbladder Surgery
Gastrointestinal Disorder
Hernia Surgery
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Pancreatic Disease
Weight Control
Surgery For Weight Loss
GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
  • M.D.
    New York University School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Surgery
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Associate Attending Surgeon
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Weight Loss Surgery - Dr. Gregory Dakin

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