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Shikora receives Presidential Award from the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

Dr. Scott Shikora, a bariatric surgeon and Director of the Combined Brigham Health Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, was named among the recipients of the Presidential Award at the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorder 22nd World Congress held recently in London.

Of the honor, he says, “This award was given to seven individuals who were honored for their international contributions to the treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders. I was deeply honored (and surprised) to have been included among such an esteemed group of leaders in the field.”

Dr. Shikora, who’s clinical and research interests include minimally invasive bariatric and general surgery, neuromodulation and new surgical technologies, received his medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed both a residency in General Surgery and a fellowship in Hyperalimentation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is annually named one of Boston’s Top Doctor by Boston Magazine.

In addition, Dr. Shikora is both a past president and a former executive council member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is an associate editor of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases and the current editor-in-chief of Obesity Surgery. Dr. Shikora has authored numerous book chapters and journal publications and has made hundreds of presentations internationally on bariatric surgery topics.

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