Vance L Albaugh, MD PhD
  • Assistant Professor of Metabolic Surgery
  • Pennington Biomedical Research Center
  • Baton Rouge, LA USA


Vance L. Albaugh, MD, PhD, earned his medical degree from Penn State University College of Medicine. Dr. Albaugh then completed his residency in general surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and his Fellowship in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He serves as Assistant Professor of Metabolic Surgery at Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University, as well as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. In addition to being a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Albaugh has extensive scientific training, earning his PhD in the physiology of metabolism, with emphasis on control of body weight and diabetes. While at Vanderbilt, he also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in surgical metabolism and bariatric surgery supported by the National Institutes of Health. As a physician-scientist, Dr. Albaugh’s research interests include the investigation of the mechanisms of weight loss surgery, identification of patient predictors of successful obesity treatment, as well as investigation of other lifestyle, dietary and medical treatments for obesity, diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Dr. Albaugh is co-author of more than 50 scientific articles, including numerous invited editorials, book chapters and reviews within the medical and surgical literature.