Dr. Samer Mattar, professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, has been appointed to be Mentorship Director for the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery. In this position, Dr. Mattar will guide both faculty and resident mentoring. He will work with the Education Committee, with Drs. Stephanie Gordy and Bradford Scott, and he will also guide FAP and social equity efforts for faculty development with Drs. Michele Loor and John Goss. This appointment is part of a greater effort to support and foster mentorship within the Department in 2021.
Dr. Mattar graduated from Cairo University in 1983 and completed his general surgery residency at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He completed a second general surgery residency at Vanderbilt University in 2000 and an advanced laparoscopic fellowship at Emory in 2002. From 2014-2017, Dr. Mattar served as chief of Bariatric Services at Oregon Health and Science University as well as chief of the OHSU Surgical Weight Loss Center. From 2017 to 2020, Dr. Mattar was the medical director of Swedish Weight Loss Services at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA.