Scott Shikora, MD FACS FASMBS
About the Provider
Scott Shikora, MD, FACS, FASMBS is a board certified general surgeon who has been involved in minimally invasive general and bariatric surgery for over 25 years. He attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and completed his surgical residency and Nutrition Support fellowship at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. He then spent the next four years as a major and staff surgeon in the United States Air Force.
In 1995, shortly after separating from the Air Force, Dr. Shikora joined the Department of Surgery at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. During his tenure, he was the Director of the Weight and Wellness Center, and Chief of the Divisions of Bariatric and General Surgery. In 2005, he was promoted to the rank of Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine.
In 2011, after 16 years of service, Dr. Shikora left Tufts Medical Center and joined the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, as the Director of the Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. In 2015, he was promoted to Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Shikora is a member of several surgical societies and is still active in committees and leadership. He is a Past President and former Board of Directors member of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. He was also both a Past President and a former Executive Council member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is currently the President-Elect and on the Executive Council of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders.
Dr. Shikora was an Associate Editor of the surgical journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases and the current Editor-in-Chief of Obesity Surgery. Dr. Shikora has authored numerous book chapters and journal publications and has made hundreds of international and national presentations predominantly on bariatric surgery and related topics. He also developed and directs the Bariatric Summit, an annual American bariatric conference and an international meeting held in Israel, The World Congress for the Advancement of Surgery (now known as the International Diabesity and Metabolic Surgery Summit).
Dr. Shikora has won numerous awards. In 2011, he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, Muhlenberg College. In 2015 he was given the ASMBS Foundation Outstanding Achievement Award. In 2017, he was honored with the President’s Award from International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders and the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who. He has been recognized by Castle Connolly, as one of America’s Top Doctors from 2005-2019 and Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors from 2008-2019.
Dr. Scott Shikora lives in Sharon, Massachusetts with Susan, his wife of 38 years. He has 3 children; Jonathan, Katie, and Samuel.