• Professor of Surgery
  • University of Chicago, Dept. of Sugery
  • Chicago, IL USA


Dr. Prachand is the Chief Quality Officer for the Department of Surgery and Co-director of the Digestive Diseases Service Line at the University of Chicago. A Chicago native, Dr. Prachand pursued his undergraduate studies and medical school education at Northwestern University. After completing his surgical training at Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri and fellowship at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 2001, he joined the faculty at the University of Chicago. Dr. Prachand’s clinical interests include the application of minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of severe obesity; surgical disorders of the esophagus, hiatus and spleen; hernia and abdominal wall reconstruction; and gastrointestinal tumors of the foregut. In 2002, he was the first surgeon in the Midwestern U.S. to perform a totally laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch and in 2006 published the first comparison of DS to gastric bypass in super-obese patients and has been performing minimally-invasive esophagectomy for over 15 years. Dr. Prachand is a past president of the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.