14689-Selzer, Don
Faculty

Don J. Selzer, MD

Willis D. Gatch Professor of Surgery

Phone 317-948-1634
Address
EH 509
SGEN

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Bio

Dr. Selzer currently serves as the Willis D. Gatch Professor of Surgery, Program Director of the Fellowship for Advanced Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgery, Chief of the Division of General Surgery and Associate Chair of the Department of Surgery. Dr. Selzer received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin and his graduate degree in clinical research from Indiana University.

His clinical focus is in general surgery and includes bariatric or weight loss surgery, surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux and other foregut diseases and common and complex abdominal hernia repair.   

Dr. Selzer’s research focus is in optimizing outcomes for bariatric surgery, anti-reflux surgical procedures and complex hernia repair. He has served as a principal investigator or site principal investigator to more than 3 multisite hernia trials, and lead, senior, or contributing author to more than 40 peer reviewed publications.

Dr. Selzer is a member of the multiple professional organizations including the American College of Surgeons (ACS), American Foregut Society (AFS), American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), Americas Hernia Society (AHS) and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). In addition to committee membership in several organizations, he currently serves as an Indiana At-Large Representative to the ACS Board of Governors and the Vice Chair of the ACS General Surgery Coding and Reimbursement Committee.

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Titles & Appointments

  • Willis D. Gatch Professor of Surgery
  • Chief, Division of General Surgery
  • Associate Chair, Department of Surgery
  • Program Director, Advanced Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship
  • Education
    2010 MS Indiana University
    2002 RES Indiana University School of Medicine
    2002 FEL Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    1996 MD University of Wisconsin
    1993 BS University of Wisconsin
  • Research

    Dr. Selzer’s research focus is in optimizing outcomes for bariatric surgery, anti-reflux surgical procedures and complex hernia repair. 

  • Professional Organizations
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    American College of Surgeons
    American Medical Association
    American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
    Americas Hernia Society
    Association for Surgical Education
    Central Surgical Association
    Indiana Chapter American College of Surgeons
    Indiana Society of ASMBS
    Indiana State Medical Association
    Indianapolis Medical Society
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
    Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
    The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Surgery - Surgery*
    American Board of Surgery - Surgery*
  • Clinical Interests

    Conditions & Treatments:
    Minimally Invasive General Surgery, Complex Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair, Surgery of the Foregut, GERD and Bariatric Surgery

    * Only Sees Patients at IU Health University Hospital & IU Health North Hospital

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