Research

The Division has the most active research program in the Department of Surgery which is reflected in numerous publications and presentations in national and international meetings.

The Center for Surgical Simulation and Robotics is staffed by two research residents and a fellow and perform year round research in the development of new tools and techniques with a special interest in robotics and NOTES.

The Center for Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Diseases has an active research program with numerous IRB protocols.

A close collaboration with the New York Obesity Research Center based in Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital has led to NIH funded research in GI hormones and the mechanism of Diabetes remission.


  • Want to participate in a research study? Click here for English, Spanish.
  • Have diabetes and thinking about gastric bypass surgery? Click here for English, Spanish.
Meet the Surgeons
  • Scott J. Belsley, MD, FACS
    Assistant Professor of Surgery,
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    (212) 523-8041
  • Nipa D. Gandhi, MD
    Assistant Professor of Surgery,
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    (212) 523-7404
  • Benjamin J. Golas, MD, FACS
    Assistant Professor of Surgery,
    (212) 523-7723
  • John E. Harvey, MD, MRCS
    Assistant Professor of Surgery,
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    (212) 636-1000
  • Grace J. Kim, MD, FACS
    Assistant Professor of Surgery,
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    (212) 523-8700
  • Ninan Koshy, MBBS
    Assistant Professor of Surgery,
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    (212) 636-1000
  • Subhash Kini, MD, FACS
    Vice Chair, Department of Surgery,
    Chief, Division of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery,
    Associate Professor of Surgery,
    Director, Bariatric Fellowship Program
    (212) 636-1000
  • Koji Park, MD
    Assistant Professor of Surgery,
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    (212) 636-1000
  • Aida Taye, MD
    Assistant Professor of Surgery,
    (212) 523-6051
  • Richard Whelan, MD, FACS, FASCRS
    Chief of Division, Colorectal Surgery and Surgical Oncology
    Professor of Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    (212) 523-8172