Dr Philip Schauer is Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (BMI). He is a past president of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). He is Chair of Obesity Week, the world's largest annual meeting devoted to the science and treatment of obesity and metabolic diseases. After receiving his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine, Dr Schauer completed his residency in surgery at The University of Texas at San Antonio, where he served as chief resident of general surgery. He then completed his fellowship in laparoscopic surgery at Duke University Medical Center.
Dr Schauer served as director of endoscopic surgery, director of bariatric surgery and director of the Mark Ravitch/Leon Hirsch Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr Schauer's clinical interests include surgery for severe obesity, minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic), and gastrointestinal surgery. He has performed more than 7000 operations for severe obesity and diabetes. His research interests include the pathophysiology of obesity and Type 2 diabetes and outcomes of laparoscopic management of obesity and gastrointestinal diseases.