Surgeon's Group of Baton Rouge

Philip R. Schauer MD

Philip R. Schauer, MD, Bariatric Surgeon

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

Internship: University of Texas Health Science Center

Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio

Fellowship: Duke University Hospital, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

Special Interests: Pathophysiology of obesity and type 2 diabetes, and outcomes of metabolic surgery.

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Philip R. Schauer, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He serves as a professor of metabolic surgery and the Director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Initiative at Pennington Biomedical Research Institute of Louisiana State University.

Before coming to Louisiana, Dr. Schauer was a professor of surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, and he is a past president of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). He is also a former Chair and founder of Obesity Week (2012-present) and Co-Chair of the Diabetes Surgery Summit (2007, 2015, 2019).

Dr. Schauer's clinical interests include obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, and he has performed more than 8,000 operations for these conditions. His research interests include the pathophysiology of obesity and type 2 diabetes and outcomes of metabolic surgery.

Dr. Schauer has authored more than 350 scientific papers, 60 textbook chapters and three textbooks related to obesity, bariatric/metabolic surgery, and gastrointestinal surgery, with more than 20,000 citations. He is also the principal investigator of the STAMPEDE trial, which compares medical and surgical treatments of diabetes. This trial was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (2012, 2014, 2017), with more than 3,500 citations and numerous awards from the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, NIH, and The Wall Street Journal.

He has been the principal investigator on three NIH-funded studies evaluating surgical treatment of diabetes and obesity. He is a past Chairman of the Bariatric Surgery Section of The Obesity Society (TOS). He has also been a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Obesity, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, and Obesity Surgery, as well as three other scientific journals. Dr. Schauer has been an invited speaker for more than 200 international lectures on the subject of metabolic surgery, and he is the founder of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS), now in its twentieth year.

Dr. Schauer has trained more than 200 postgraduate surgeons and 100 fellows in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery, including three presidents of the ASMBS, and he holds four patents for medical devices. Dr. Schauer is the recipient of the Cleveland Clinic 2015 Sones Award—the highest honor for scientific innovation at the Cleveland Clinic—and the SAGES Pioneer in Surgical Endoscopy Award 2018.

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