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Keri A. Seymour, DO

Assistant Professor of Surgery

 

What is your specific area of interest in health services? 
I am interested in minimally invasive foregut and weight loss surgery, including advanced endoscopic surgery. The benefits of obesity surgery impact the fields of oncology, endocrinology, cardiology, pulmonology, hepatology, transplant, and more. Investigating surgical outcomes allows comprehension of the effects of obesity on health and disease progression. Additionally, tissue processing allows us to evaluate the benefits of weight loss and the cellular level. 
 
What is an example of your best work in health services research?
I am junior faculty, and my recent work includes book chapters focused on complications of hernia and weight loss surgery. I am currently investigating outcomes of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) after sleeve gastrectomy along with outcomes after revisional weight loss surgery. 
 
In your opinion, what is an important health services research question that needs to be answered in the field of weight loss surgery?

There needs to be improved understanding about the effect of each particular obesity surgery in order to optimize the benefit on patients health. 
 
Fun fact about Dr. Seymour!
I was raised in Upstate New York and moved to North Carolina for fellowship training. I lived and skied in Vail, Colorado for three years before starting medical school. I finished three full marathons, including the Marine Corps and Chicago. I enjoy running, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.