Dana A. Telem, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Surgery, is the Chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, the Associate Chair for Quality and Patient Safety, and Director of the Michigan Women’s Surgical Collaborative at the University of Michigan. Dr. Telem completed her surgical training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and her fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Telem also completed a Masters in Public Health in the Executive Masters of Healthcare Management program at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
She serves on the editorial boards of Annals of Surgery and Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, is a Subject Editor for Surgical Endoscopy and a Section Editor for Hernia. Her research and commentaries have been published in several prominent journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and Annals of Surgery. She serves on the SAGES and Foundation for Surgical Fellowships Board of Governors, and holds key leadership positions across several organizations and societies focused on quality and patient safety, as well as diversity and inclusion.
Her clinical practice is devoted to minimally invasive therapies focused on hernia, benign diseases of the esophagus and morbid obesity.