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Randal Zhou, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Bariatric, Minimally Invasive)

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Randal Zhou, MD

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I grew up in Chicago and underwent medical school and residency training at Rush University/Cook County Hospital. Then, I completed a fellowship in Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery here at Yale in 2020 where I was trained in both laparoscopy and robotics. My wife and I trekked down south to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I joined as an Assistant Professor and Associate Fellowship Program Director for Bariatric and MIS Surgery. We were fortunate enough to be both recruited back to Yale when great opportunities arose and we are ecstatic to be able to call CT home again. My interests are in the surgical treatments of obesity, hernia, and foregut diseases, and I strive to delivery these therapies in the least invasive ways possible.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2020)
  • Resident
    Rush University/John Stroger Hospital (2019)
  • MD
    Rush Medical College (2014)
  • BS
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2010)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Surgery, Surgery General (2020)

Professional Service

Association of Academic Surgeons (AAS)Member2020 - Present
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)Committee Member2019 - Present
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)Member2017 - Present
American College of Surgeons (ACS)Associate2014 - Present

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