Dr. Joseph Greene is a board certified and fellowship trained Bariatric, Robotic, and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon. He received dual undergraduate degrees as a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts from Emory University. He then attended the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where he was awarded his Doctorate of Medicine. During his medical school education, he sought out a Master’s in Business Administration with a special concentration in Health Sector Management and Policy from the University of Miami School of Business Administration. He returned to the Washington D.C. area to complete his residency in general surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Following residency, he was accepted for fellowship in Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital.
Dr. Greene performs a range of bariatric operations including Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, as well as Revisional and Conversion Bariatric Surgery. He also specializes in endoscopic procedures for bariatric patients, both before and after they have had bariatric surgery. In addition to bariatric surgery, Dr. Greene specializes in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic general surgery, with extensive training on the Intuitive DaVinci Surgical System, including inguinal, ventral, umbilical, incisional, paraesophageal and hiatal hernia repair, anti-reflux surgery, stomach surgery, and gallbladder surgery.
Dr. Greene is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS) and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Her is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the American Medical Association (AMA). He performs laparoscopic bariatric surgery and other minimally invasive general surgical procedures at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital and the Montgomery Surgery Center.
He has won numerous awards for patient care and research. His research has been presented at regional and national meetings, as well as published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has authored 5 peer-reviewed publications and 13 oral presentations, and has been invited to give lectures on laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. His interests include quality improvement in surgical care and patient safety. To that end, he has served on numerous peer review and quality improvement committees throughout his career, improving patient safety and increasing the quality of health care delivered to all patients.