About Karan Chhabra, MD, MSC

Dr. Karan Chhabra is a surgical fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical interests include bariatric surgery, anti-reflux surgery, hernias, gallbladder disease, and benign gastrointestinal disease. He performs open and laparoscopic surgery. His research interests are in health policy and economics, particularly in improving health care affordability and evaluating the comparative effectiveness of weight loss approaches.

Dr. Chhabra received his undergraduate degree at Duke University, medical degree at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and residency training in surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he also received multiple awards for teaching and academic performance. He also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship and obtained his Master's in Health and Healthcare Research from the National Clinician Scholars Program at the University of Michigan. His research on surprise billing has been published in NEJM, JAMA, and Health Affairs, and cited by outlets such as the New York Times, USA Today, and CNBC.

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Mass General Surgery: General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
15 Parkman Street
Wang Ambulatory Care Center
Suite 460
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-643-4459

Medical Education

  • MD, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey - Camden
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Surgery, General, American Board of Surgery

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