Dr. Ceppa joined the IU School of Medicine in August 2012 as an associate professor of surgery. This followed completing his undergraduate degree and medical doctorate at the Johns Hopkins University (1995-2003). He went to the Duke University Medical Center to complete his general surgery residency (2003-2010) with a two-year research fellowship at UCSF (2005-2007) studying mechanisms of pain signaling in pancreatitis. He completed two advanced surgical fellowships in minimally invasive/bariatric surgery at Duke University (2011) and hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgery at Indiana University (2012). Once joining the faculty at the IU School of Medicine in 2012, he has developed a surgical practicing focused on minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery with a focus in benign & malignant disease of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and biliary system, as well as benign foregut disease and abdominal wall hernia. His minimally invasive practice includes laparoscopy, endoscopy, and robotic surgery. His clinical interests include hereditary pancreatic cancer as well as surgical quality (surgical site infection). He holds numerous educational roles as the associate program director of the IU general surgery residency and IU HPB surgery fellowship. Currently, serving as the Co-Director of the IU Pancreatic Cyst & Cancer Early Detection Center (PCC-EDC), Director of the Hereditary Pancreatic Cancer Program, Co-Editor to the SAGES Manual for Biliary Surgery, and is the subject editor of hepatopancreatobiliary surgery for the journal Surgical Endoscopy. His research interests are similar to his clinical interests which have resulted in over 90 peer-reviewed publications, 20 book-chapters, and 100 abstracts for presentation at surgical meetings. He was promoted to Associate Professor of Surgery in July 2018.
Johns Hopkins University - Undergraduate (1995-1999)
Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine (1999-2003)
Duke University - General Surgery Residency (2003-2005)
University of California, San Francisco - Surgical Research Fellowship (2005-2007)
Duke University - General Surgery Residency (2007-2010)
Duke University - Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery Fellowship (2010-2011)
Indiana University - Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Fellowship (2011-2012)