Tomasz Rogula, MD, PhD


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Tomasz Rogula, MD, PhD
Department: General Surgery
Associate Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code M61
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Tomasz Rogula, MD, PhD, is a Staff Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery at World-renowned Cleveland Clinic - Bariatric Metabolic Institute and the Department of Surgery. He was born in Poland and is currently a permanent resident. He graduated from the Jagiellonian University School of Medicine in Krakow, Poland and was trained in weight loss and general surgery in the United States (Mount Sinai School of Medicine - New York, University of Pittsburgh, PA), Italy, France,Germany, Spain, Canada, United Kingdom and Japan. In addition to bariatric surgery, his specialty interests include advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery and hernia repair. He performed the first robotic assisted gastric bypass for obesity and initiated single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy and hernia repair at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Rogula has done pioneering research on novel weight-loss surgery procedures. He published articles and book chapters on topics of bariatric and laparoscopic surgery and is a peer reviewer for the journal of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases and Guest Editor for Journal of Obesity and Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research. Dr Rogula initiated and directorates pioneering Bariatric Medicine Clinical Rotation Program for Medical Students at the Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He was an invited speaker for numerous national and international surgical meetings and workshops. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and European Association for Endoscopic Surgery. He is a co-founder of the International Club of Young Laparoscopic Surgeons and a founder and President of the International Bariatric Club – a global bariatric network organization. He was awarded for his medical innovations and holds pending patents for new surgical devices. He initiated an Internet Video Support system for patients and bariatric social media.

Professional Highlights

More then 2000 bariatric surgeries, specialized in high risk and revisional procedures, advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery,single incision and minimally invasive bariatric and general surgery, advanced laparoscopic abdominal and inguinal hernia repair, single incision, no-scar gallbladder surgery.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Bariatric Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Other - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Research Bariatric Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Fellowship - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Laparoscopic Surgery
New York, NY USA
Residency - Jagiellonian University Hospital
Krakow Malopolskie Poland
Doctorate - University Jagiellonski Medical Faculty
Krakow Poland
Residency - Jagiellonian University Hospital
Krakow Malopolskie Poland
Internship - The University Hospital
Krakow Malopolskie Poland
Medical School - University Jagiellonski Medical Faculty
Krakow Poland

Specialty Interests

Bariatric operations, bariatric surgery, laparoscopic surgery, obesity, weight loss surgery

Awards & Honors

  • American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
  • 2010 Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award
  • 2011 Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award

    Additional Training

    • Bariatric and metabolic surgery
    • Advanced laparoscopy
    • Robotic surgery
    • Laparoscopic hernia repair
    • Endoscopy
    • Ultrasonography

    Innovations & Patents

    • Laparoscopic Fixation System
    • Endoluminal Gastric Bypass
    • Internet Video Support for Bariatric Patients


    • The International Bariatric Club
    • The American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (ASMBS)
    • The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
    • The International Club of Young Laparoscopic Surgeons (ICYLS)
    • American Medical Association (AMA)

    Treatment & Services

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    Languages Spoken

    • Croatian
    • Czech
    • English
    • Polish
    • Russian
    • Serbian
    • Serbo-Croatian
    • Slovak
    • Spanish

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