Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD, MHA

Interim Chair, Department of Surgery

Sayeed Ikramuddin

Contact Info

ikram001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-1089

Fax 612-625-3206

Mailing Address:
GI/Bariatric Surgery
420 Delaware St SE, MMC 195
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Emily Kowalczyk

Administrative Phone
612-625-2478

Administrative Email
kowa0167@umn.edu

Interim Chair, Department of Surgery

Professor, Department of Surgery

Robert and Katherine Goodale Chair, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery

Vice Chair, Safety and Clinical Quality, Department of Surgery

Director, Clinical Excellence Unit for General and Specialty Surgery, Department of Surgery


Weight Loss Surgeon, Bariatric Surgeon, General Surgeon


MD, Albany Medical College

Residency in Surgery, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse College of Medicine

Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ohio State University Hospital

Summary

Professor, Director of Clinical Excellence Unit, and Interim Chairman for the Department of Surgery. He completed his medical degree at Albany Medical College, New York, followed by a residency in General Surgery at the State University of New York, Syracuse. Dr. Ikramuddin completed fellowships at Ohio State University in minimally invasive surgery and at the University of Pittsburgh in minimally invasive foregut surgery. He was on staff at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and he was Chief of General Surgery at the VA Medical Center in Pittsburgh until his recruitment to the University of Minnesota in 2001. Dr. Ikramuddin has held the Robert and Katherine Goodale Chair in Minimally Invasive Surgery since 2003. He has a research focus on the outcomes of type 2 diabetes following bariatric surgery and vagal nerve stimulation to produce weight loss.

Academically, Dr. Ikramuddin has co-edited a textbook on laparoscopic bariatric surgery, and has authored or co-authored over 125 peer-reviewed publications. He has an interest in basic science research as it relates to the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes.

Expertise

  • Surgery
  • Weight Management

Awards & Recognition

  • Mpls.St. Paul Magazine Top Doctors (2016)
  • Guest Speaker at the NIH: “Vagus Nerve Blockade for the Treatment of Obesity and Its Co-morbid Illnesses” and “Vagal Nerve Blockade and Other Peripheral Nervous System Therapies for Obesity Treatment” (2015)
  • Mpls.St. Paul Magazine Top Doctors (2012-2015)
  • Medical Staff Clinical Care Award, University of Minnesota Medical Center (2010)
  • Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® (2003-2016)

Professional Associations

  • SAGES
  • American Surgical Association
  • Central Surgical Association
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • The effects of pneumoperitoneum on immunology
  • The pattern of common bile duct healing after surgery
  • Telecommunication systems to enable teleconferencing between remote sites
  • 3-D real-time video holography

Clinical

Specialties

  • Minimally invasive general surgeryPediatric bariatric surgeryEffects of gastric bypass on type 2 diabetes mellitus

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine

Clinical Interests

Minimally invasive general surgery; Effects of gastric bypass on type 2 diabetes mellitus