Dr. Bruce Wolfe honored for outstanding achievement in bariatric surgery

November 8, 2016

Dr. Bruce Wolfe receiving the ASMBS Foundation award

Bruce Wolfe, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S., professor of surgery, OHSU School of Medicine, was given the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation – a prestigious award based on lifetime achievement. 

The award honors an ASMBS member who supports the goals and vision of the ASMBS Foundation, has displayed a lasting impression and selfless commitment to the ASMBS organization and has made significant contributions to the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery. Dr. Wolfe received the award Nov. 1 at the ASMBS Foundation's annual LEAD Awards.

Dr. Wolfe is part of the bariatric surgery team in the Department of Surgery. He has devoted his surgical career to surgical nutrition and specifically obesity, including the surgical care of obese patients and related research, and is credited with coining the term "metabolic intestinal surgery" in 1974. He has made many contributions to the advancement of the surgical treatment of obesity, including a demonstration of the many benefits of laparoscopic surgery.

Pictured: Raul Rosenthal, M.D. (far left), and Marina Kurian, M.D. (far right), past president and president, respectively, of the ASMBS Foundation, present Dr. Wolfe with the Outstanding Achievement Award.