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John Morton

FACS, FASMBS, MD, MPH, MHA, BS
Professor of Surgery ( Bariatric, Minimally Invasive); Vice-Chair, Quality, Surgery; Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery Yale New Haven Health System, Surgery; System Lead, Surgical Quality, Surgery; Interim Co-Director, Digestive Health Service Line, Surgery; Co-Chair, Perioperative Services, Quality Committee, Surgery

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John Morton, FACS, FASMBS, MD, MPH, MHA, BS

Research Summary

My life's work is dedicated to improving the Public's Health by Access, Quality and Treating Obesity.

Extensive Research Description

Dr. Morton has published over 173 articles and 21 book chapters with over 300 national and international presentations. His research has focused on quality improvement and bariatric surgery and has published influential articles on patient safety, medical education, adolescent bariatric surgery, diabetes and gastric bypass, fertility and birth outcomes following weight loss surgery, probiotics, pre-operative weight loss, family effects of weight loss surgery, effect of weight loss on testosterone, obesity disparities in health care, changes in cancer screening tests following weight loss, endoscopy, and impact of gastric bypass upon alcohol metabolism and cardiac risk factors. He led 5 site FDA Pivotal Trials and has received funding from National Institutes of Health and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. He has served as editor of five books: Quality in Obesity Treatment, Morbid Obesity: Perioperative Management, The ASMBS Textbook of Bariatric Surgery, 1st and 2nd editions and SAGES Handbook on Quality, Patient Safety and Outcomes. Furthermore, he is Clinical Editor for Bariatric Times (12,000 readership) and serves on 11 editorial boards including Obesity Surgery, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, American College of Surgeons Case Studies in Surgery, and World Journal of Gastroenterology. His research efforts have been recognized by 28 research awards from 5 different surgical societies.

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