Philip R. Schauer, MD
  • Professor of Metabolic Surgery, Pennington Biomedical
  • Pennington Biomedical Research Center/ B
  • Baton Rouge, LA USA


Dr. Philip Schauer is the United Companies Life Insurance Co./ Mary Kay and Terrell Brown Chair endowed Professor of Metabolic Surgery at Pennington Biomedical Research Center of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and Director of the MetamorTM Metabolic Institute. He is past president of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). He is former Chair and founder of Obesity Week (2012-present) and Co-Chair of the Diabetes Surgery Summit (2007, 2015, 2019). Dr. Schauer’s clinical interests include obesity, diabetes and metabolic surgery. He has performed more than 8000 operations on 5 continents around the world for severe obesity and diabetes. His research interests include the pathophysiology of obesity and type 2 diabetes, and outcomes of metabolic surgery. He has authored more than 400 scientific papers, 60 textbook chapters, and 3 textbooks. He has published is work in high impact journals such as New England Journal Medicine, JAMA, Lancet, Nature, Diabetologia, Diabetes Care, Annals of Surgery and others with more than 43,000 citations and a H-index of 94, i10-index of 312, highest amongst peers. He is principal investigator of the STAMPEDE trail published in New England Journal of Medicine (2012, 2014, 2017) with more than 6000 citations and numerous awards from American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, NIH and Wall Street Journal. He has been principal investigator on 3 NIH funded studies evaluating surgical treatment of diabetes and obesity. He is past chairman of the Bariatric Surgery Section of The Obesity Society (TOS). He has been a member of the editorial board of many scientific journals. He has been an invited speaker for more than 200 international lectures. He has trained more than 200 postgraduate surgeons and 100 fellows. He is the recipient of the SAGES Pioneer in Surgical Endoscopy Award 2018 and the Cleveland Clinic 2015 Sones Award – highest honor for scientific innovation at the Cleveland Clinic.