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Bariatric Medical Director

Our Medical Director works collaboratively with the bariatric surgeons in the selection and care of weight loss surgery patients. The Medical Director has specialized training in nutrition and the management of patients with obesity.

Edward Hatchigian, MD, MS
Bariatric Medical Director 

Dr. Hatchigian has been the Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program since its inception in 1999. His specialty is bariatric medicine. He received his medical training at Harvard Medical School and completed his internship and residency in medicine at Deaconess Hospital in Boston, where he also completed a fellowship on the Nutrition Support Service of the Departments of Medicine and Surgery.

Dr. Hatchigian received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and holds a Master of Science degree in public and environmental health from Tufts University. Dr. Hatchigian has taught in the field of nutrition for 25 years, including research in the area of nutrition immunology with the Nutrition Pathology Unit at Boston City Hospital. He was involved in several clinical trials on weight loss medications at the Center for the Study of Nutrition Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Dr. Hatchigian is a member of several professional societies including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.

Contact Information

Weight Loss Surgery Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Shapiro Clinical Center, 3rd Floor
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617.667.2845
617.667.2866
wls@bidmc.harvard.edu