26941-Stefanidis, Dimitrios
Faculty

Dimitrios Stefanidis, DRMED, MD

Professor of Surgery

Bio

Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS is a professor of surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine, and serves as the chief of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery and vice chair of education for the Department of Surgery. Dr. Stefanidis received his medical school degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, and did his doctoral work at the University of Bonn in Germany. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, a surgical simulation research fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA, and his minimally invasive bariatric surgery fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Stefanidis joined IU after 10 years at Carolinas Healthcare System in Charlotte, North Carolina where he had helped establish Carolinas Simulation Center, a dually accredited education institute by the ACS and SSH. He served as the center’s first medical director and later surgical and research director.    

Dr. Stefanidis has been actively involved with the Consortium of the Accredited Education Institutes of the American College of Surgeons since 2008 and currently serves as the co-chair of the Research and Development Committee and a member of the Patient Education committee. He also serves as a board member of the Association for Surgical Education (ASE) and program chair of the 2017 ASE annual meeting, and as a board member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and chair of the SAGES Guidelines Committee. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Simulation in Healthcare, and the ASE recorder of the American Journal of Surgery. He is an active member in numerous other national committees. His contributions to the education of surgeons and other healthcare workers have earned him the educator of the year award by the Charlotte Business Journal in 2012 and a presidential citation.

Dr. Stefanidis has served as principle or co-investigator on research projects totaling over 2 million dollars, has more than 120 peer reviewed publications, written several book chapters, and has won numerous competitive grants and research awards. His research focuses on surgical education, simulation, surgical outcomes and patient safety. His most recent research projects, include the development of a mental skills curriculum for surgeons funded by the AHRQ and the development of a coaching mechanism for practicing surgeons funded by CMS. He has mentored numerous surgical fellows, residents, and medical students over the years and has helped them grow as clinicians and researchers.

Learn more about Dr. Stefanidis' clinial expertise as a surgeon at IU Health University Hospital below:

Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Surgery
  • Education
    2006 FEL Carolinas Medical Center
    2005 FEL Tulane University School of Medicine
    2004 RES University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    1998 DRMED University of Bonn
    1995 MD Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Professional Organizations
    American College of Surgeons
    American Medical Association
    American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
    Association for Surgical Education
    Association of Academic Surgeons
    Indiana Society of ASMBS
    Society for Simulation in Healthcare
    Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
    Society of Robotic Surgery
    Southeastern Surgical Congress
  • Awards
    Org: Carolinas Healthcare System
    Desc: Bronze Touchstone Award
    Scope:
    Date: 2016-05-01
    Org: Association for Surgical Education
    Desc: Paper of Distinction
    Scope:
    Date: 2016-04-01
    Org: Society for Simulation in Healthcare
    Desc: Presidential Citation (Simulation)
    Scope:
    Date: 2016-01-01
    Org: American Society of Metabolic Bariatric Surgery
    Desc: Poster of Distinction
    Scope:
    Date: 2015-11-01
    Org: SAGES
    Desc: Research Grant Award
    Scope:
    Date: 2015-04-01
    Org: Carolinas Healthcare System
    Desc: Center for Faculty Excellence
    Scope:
    Date: 2014-09-01
    Org: Association for Surgical Education
    Desc: Poster of Distinction
    Scope:
    Date: 2014-04-01
    Org: Association for Surgical Education
    Desc: Paper of Distinction
    Scope:
    Date: 2014-04-01
    Org: Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH)
    Desc: Second Place, Research Abstract Award
    Scope:
    Date: 2013-01-01
    Org: Charlotte Business Journal
    Desc: Excellence in Health Care Award (Education)
    Scope:
    Date: 2012-09-01
    Org: American College of Surgeons NC/SC Chapter
    Desc: Research Paper Award
    Scope:
    Date: 2011-07-01
    Org: American Society of Metabolic Bariatric Surgery
    Desc: First Place, Outstanding Posters
    Scope:
    Date: 2011-06-01
    Org: American Society of Metabolic Bariatric Surgery
    Desc: Poster of Distinction
    Scope:
    Date: 2011-06-01
    Org: ASE/APDS
    Desc: ASE/APDS Collaborative Grant Award
    Scope:
    Date: 2011-03-01
    Org: Association for Surgical Education
    Desc: Paper of Distinction
    Scope:
    Date: 2010-04-01
    Org: American College of Surgeons NC/SC Chapter
    Desc: Research Paper Award
    Scope:
    Date: 2009-07-01
    Org: American College of Surgeons NC/SC Chapter
    Desc: Clinical Paper Award
    Scope:
    Date: 2006-07-01
    Org: SAGES
    Desc: Research Grant Award
    Scope:
    Date: 2005-04-01
    Org: American College of Surgeons
    Desc: Top Gun Laparoscopic Skills Competition Award
    Scope:
    Date: 2004-10-01
    Org: Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
    Desc: Outstanding Laparoscopic Resident Surgeon Award
    Scope:
    Date: 2004-04-01
    Org: Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
    Desc: Best Resident Paper Award
    Scope:
    Date: 2003-09-01
    Org: The J.B. Aust Surgical Society
    Desc: Clinical Paper Award
    Scope:
    Date: 2003-07-01
    Org: The J.B. Aust Surgical Society
    Desc: Traveling Fellowship Award
    Scope:
    Date: 2003-02-01

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