12144-Choi, Jennifer

Jennifer N. Choi, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Phone 317-944-0931
EH 125
Indianapolis, IN
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Dr. Choi currently serves as Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education and Professor of Clinical Surgery. Dr. Choi received her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine where she also completed her General Surgery residency and a fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery.

Her clinical focus is minimally invasive surgery and includes bariatric surgery, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatal hernias, and all types of abdominal wall hernias.

Dr. Choi’s research focus is surgical education and bariatric surgery. She has co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Choi is a member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), SAGES, the Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS) and Association of Surgical Education. She currently serves as the Secretary of APDS and on multiple education related committees of the ACS.

Key Publications

Zaidi MY, Doster DL, House MG, Dunnington GL, Choi JN. The Disparity Morbidity and Mortality Conference: A Mechanism to Identify and Remedy Health Care Inequity. Ann Surg. 2022 Oct 1;276(4):e205-e207. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000005570. Epub 2022 Jul 15. PubMed PMID: 35837954.

Huffman EM, Choi JN, Martin JR, Anton NE, Nickel BL, Monfared S, Timsina LR, Dunnington GL, Stefanidis D. A Competency-Based Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Curriculum Significantly Improves General Surgery Residents' Operative Performance and Decreases Skill Variability: Cohort Study. Ann Surg. 2021 Mar 3;. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004853. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33914474.

Athanasiadis DI, Carr RA, Painter R, Selzer D, Lee NK, Banerjee A, Stefanidis D, Choi JN. Chylous ascites in the setting of internal hernia: a reassuring sign. Surg Endosc. 2022 Apr;36(4):2570-2573. doi: 10.1007/s00464-021-08545-4. Epub 2021 May 14. PubMed PMID: 33988770.

Hewitt DB, Chung JW, Ellis RJ, Cheung EO, Moskowitz JT, Hu YY, Etkin CD, Nussbaum MS, Choi JN, Greenberg CC, Bilimoria KY. National Evaluation of Surgical Resident Grit and the Association With Wellness Outcomes. JAMA Surg. 2021 Sep 1;156(9):856-863. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2021.2378. PubMed PMID: 34190990; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8246335.

Titles & Appointments

  • Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
  • Professor of Clinical Surgery
  • Education
    2010 Fellowship IU Health North Hospital
    2007 Residency Indiana University School of Medicine
    2001 MD Indiana University
    1997 BA Taylor University
  • Research

    Dr. Choi’s research focus is surgical education and bariatric surgery. She has co-authored more than 30 peer reviewed publications. 

  • Professional Organizations
    American College of Surgeons
    Association for Surgical Education
    Association of Program Directors in Surgery
    Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Surgery - Surgery*
  • Clinical Interests

    Minimally invasive approaches to surgical disease including:

    - Metabolic and weight loss surgery

    - Gastroesophageal reflux disease

    - Hernia

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