Meet our Bariatric Medical Director
Edward Hatchigian, MD, MS, is the Bariatric Medical Director in the Weight Loss Surgery Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
He has served in this role since the inception of BIDMC’s bariatric surgery program in 1999.
Dr. Hatchigian, who has specialized training in nutrition and management of patients with obesity, works collaboratively with the center’s bariatric surgeons to select and care for weight loss surgery patients.
He received his medical training at Harvard Medical School and completed his internship and residency in medicine at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston (now part of BIDMC), where he also completed a fellowship in the Nutrition Support Service of the Departments of Medicine and Surgery.
Dr. Hatchigian holds a medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and a Master of Science in public and environmental health from Tufts University. He has taught in the field of nutrition for more than 25 years and was involved in nutrition immunology research with the Nutrition Pathology Unit at Boston City Hospital (now part of Boston Medical Center).
Additionally, Dr. Hatchigian has also been a part of several clinical trials for weight loss medications in the Center for the Study of Nutrition Medicine at BIDMC. He belongs to several professional societies, including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.
When he’s not busy at BIDMC, Dr. Hatchigian enjoys traveling throughout the United States and Europe with his wife. His favorite hobby is collecting post-war period Lionel electric trains from 1946 - 1969. He is a member of the Train Collectors Association of America (other members have included Frank Sinatra, actor Mandy Patinkin and even Joe DiMaggio), which meets twice yearly in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Hatchigian is also a member of the Freemasons as a Master Mason, and recently became a Royal Arch Mason.