Jerry Dang, MD, PhD

Associate Staff
Cancer Biology
Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Associate Staff
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Immune Oncology Program
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

As a bariatric surgeon-scientist at the Cleveland Clinic, my career has been marked by a deep commitment to advancing our understanding of bariatric surgery, the gut microbiome, bile acids, and intestinal physiology. My PhD thesis, "The Intestinal Physiology of Bariatric Surgery," stands as a cornerstone among my diverse academic contributions, highlighting the breadth and depth of my research within the broader field. With over 100 published papers, which have collectively been cited more than 1600 times, my research has spanned a broad array of topics within gastrointestinal and metabolic surgery, underscoring the diversity and impact of my work.

My capability in performing bariatric surgery on rodent models has been essential, enabling detailed investigations into the metabolic and physiological outcomes of these interventions. This expertise is crucial as I pivot towards exploring the interplay between bariatric surgery and ovarian cancer, promising to unlock novel insights into the management and treatment of obesity-associated cancers.

Moreover, my ability to secure and successfully complete projects under highly competitive grants, such as the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Research Grant in 2018 and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Research Grant in 2017, attests to my dedication and skill in advancing medical science. These accolades not only underscore the innovative nature of my work but also my commitment to leading-edge research that bridges significant gaps in our understanding and treatment of complex health conditions.