Meet Ohio State's team of general and gastrointestinal surgery experts

The Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery comprises a comprehensive team of surgeons and staff, all focused on delivering high-quality patient care, contributing to innovations in medicine and educating medical students and postgraduate trainees.

Our Leaders


Benjamin Poulose, MD

Director, Division General and Gastrointestinal Surgery


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Bradley Needleman, MD

Director, Bariatric Surgery Program

Professor of Clinical Surgery

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David Renton, MD

Chief of Surgery, University Hospitals East

Associate Professor of Surgery

Clinical profile

Our Faculty


Stacy Brethauer, MD, FASMBS

  • Professor of Surgery
    Vice Chair, Quality and Patient Safety

Bradley Needleman, MD, FACS

  • Vice Chair, Strategy and Clinical Operations
    Professor, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
    Director, Bariatric Surgery Program
Our Certified Nurse Practitioners

Our Certified Nurse Practitioners