Dr. Maija Cheung is an Assistant Professor in Surgery in the Division of Bariatrics and Minimally Invasive Surgery. Dr. Cheung also serves as the Associate Program Director for Clinical Skills for the General Surgery Program and Associate Program Director for the Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Program. Her clinical interests are in hernia, foregut and bariatric surgery and integrating robotics into this practice.
Dr. Cheung completed her General Surgery Residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and was the first Yale Global Surgery Research Fellow. Her research focused on capacity building and educational projects in pediatric surgery and trauma and emergency general surgery in Uganda. She has worked with a philanthropic organization, KidsOR since 2017 as an International Advisory Board member helping steer clinical development opportunities and data collection policies and in 2021 was appointed as their Global Lead for Surgery.
Dr. Cheung completed her fellowship in Bariatrics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Yale. Her current research is focused on global trauma and surgical outcomes, developing education, simulation, and training programs both in the United States and in low income countries, and building reciprocal clinical and research collaborations between international institutions.