Nabeel R. Obeid, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Minimally-Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery at Michigan Medicine. He is a native of Michigan, born and raised in the Detroit metropolitan area. He attended the University of Michigan, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree with High Distinction in 2006. He then completed his medical education in 2010 at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Obeid furthered his training in general surgery at New York University School of Medicine as house officer of NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center, and the Manhattan Veterans Affairs Hospital. He graduated as academic chief resident in 2016. He subsequently completed an accredited fellowship in minimally-invasive and bariatric surgery at Stony Brook University Hospital. He joined the faculty at Michigan Medicine in September 2017.
Dr. Obeid takes pride in the compassionate care of his patients. He maintains a focus on treating the patient as an individual, and tailors his surgical care to best fit each patient’s unique conditions. This includes spending the necessary time listening and explaining to ensure his patients have a full understanding before making an informed decision regarding surgery.
Dr. Obeid is a member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) for which he serves on the Executive Board of the Michigan Chapter, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), for which he holds multiple national leadership positions, including the Membership Committee and the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Committee. He is passionate about surgical education, including resident skills training and student teaching.
His research interests include investigating the weight loss, health improvement, and differences in outcomes among a variety of bariatric surgical procedures, the long-term durability and side effects of anti-reflux surgery, and understanding how to make surgery safer and more effective using state and national quality collaborative data.
In addition to core general surgery, Dr. Obeid’s clinical interests include advanced laparoscopy and minimally-invasive surgery, bariatric surgery, diseases of the foregut (reflux disease, paraesophageal/hiatal hernias, esophageal dysmotility), gallbladder disease, hernias, and upper endoscopy.