Gregory F. Dakin, M.D.

Bariatric Surgery
Gregory Dakin

Dr. Dakin is an Associate Professor of Surgery and an 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.

For Dr. Dakin's publications, click here

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 obsese 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.


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care


See Dr. Dakin's research publications
at the National Library of Medicine.

Consten ECJ, Dakin GF, Gagner M. Intraluminal migration of bovine pericardial strips used to reinforce the gastric staple line in laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Obesity Surgery 2004; Apr;14(4):549-554.

Dakin GF, Gagner M. Comparison of laparoscopic skills performance between standard instruments and two surgical robotic systems. Surg Endosc 2003; Apr;17(4):574-9.

Jacob BP, Dakin GF, Divino C, Gagner M. Long-term follow-up evaluation for a canine model of gastroesophageal reflux. (letter) Surg Endosc 2003; Feb;17(2):354.

Inabnet WB, Dakin GF, Haber RF, Rubino F, Diamond E, Gagner M. Targeted parathyroidectomy in the era of intraoperative parathormone assay. World J Surg 2002; Aug;26(8):921-5.

Gentileschi P, Gagner M, Kini S, Dakin GF, Rubino F, Hollier L. Laparoscopic aortorenal bypass using a PTFE graft: survival study in the porcine model. J Laparendosc Adv Surg Tech 2001; Aug;11(4):223-8.

Kini S, Gagner M, deCsepel J, Gentileschi P, Dakin GF. A biodegradable membrane from porcine intestinal submucosa to reinforce the gastrojejunostomy in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: preliminary report. Obes Surg 2001; Aug;11(4):469-73.

Chen LZ, Hochwald GM, Huang C, Dakin GF, Tao H, Cheng C, Simmons WJ, Dranoff G, Thorbecke GJ. Gene therapy in allergic encephalomyelitis using myelin basic protein-specific Tcells engineered to express latent transforming growth factor-beta1. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1998; Oct 13; 95:12516-21.

Honors and Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha, 2004

Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, 2003

Medical Student Teaching Award in Surgery, 2003