Vivian Sanchez, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
BA, Harvard University

Dr. Sanchez joined the BUSM community as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in January 2010. She is Director of Bariatric Surgery and a staff surgeon at VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS). She also serves as surgery program site director for BMC surgical residents as well as program director for anesthesia interns in surgery. Dr. Sanchez participated in the Student Promotion and Evaluation Committee at BUSM.

Dr. Sanchez received her BA from Harvard and her medical degree from University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She completed her residency in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by a research fellowship in surgical oncology at the National Institutes of Health and clinical fellowships in laparoscopic surgery at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and in bariatric surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Assistant Dean
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Student Affairs

VA Boston Healthcare System
Bariatric Surgery

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  1. Spechler SJ, Hunter JG, Jones KM, Lee R, Smith BR, Mashimo H, Sanchez VM, Dunbar KB, Pham TH, Murthy UK, Kim T, Jackson CS, Wallen JM, von Rosenvinge EC, Pearl JP, Laine L, Kim AW, Kaz AM, Tatum RP, Gellad ZF, Lagoo-Deenadayalan S, Rubenstein JH, Ghaferi AA, Lo WK, Fernando RS, Chan BS, Paski SC, Provenzale D, Castell DO, Lieberman D, Souza RF, Chey WD, Warren SR, Davis-Karim A, Melton SD, Genta RM, Serpi T, Biswas K, Huang GD. Randomized Trial of Medical versus Surgical Treatment for Refractory Heartburn. N Engl J Med. 2019 10 17; 381(16):1513-1523.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31618539
  2. Stolarski AE, Kim NE, O'Neal P, Sanchez V, Whang E, Kristo G. Implementation of an Intraoperative Instructional Timeout Just Prior to Stapler Use Improves Proficiency of Surgical Stapler Usage by Surgery Residents. J Surg Educ. 2019 Nov - Dec; 76(6):1622-1628.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31239232
  3. Nelson B, Na Eun K, Sullivan B, O'Neal P, Sanchez V, Whang E, Kristo G. Playing the Surgical Technologist Role by Surgery Residents Improves Their Technical and Nontechnical Skills. J Surg Res. 2019 06; 238:57-63.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30738359
  4. Nudel J, Sanchez VM. Surgical management of obesity. Metabolism. 2019 03; 92:206-216.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30576688
  5. Shankar DA, Itani KMF, O'Brien WJ, Sanchez VM. Factors Associated With Long-term Outcomes of Umbilical Hernia Repair. JAMA Surg. 2017 May 01; 152(5):461-466.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28122076; PMCID: PMC5831449; DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.5052;
  6. Funk LM, Gunnar W, Dominitz JA, Eisenberg D, Frayne S, Maggard-Gibbons M, Kalarchian MA, Livingston E, Sanchez V, Smith BR, Weidenbacher H, Maciejewski ML. A Health Services Research Agenda for Bariatric Surgery Within the Veterans Health Administration. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Apr; 32(Suppl 1):65-69. PMID: 28271434; PMCID: PMC5359154; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-016-3951-4;
  7. Elwy AR, Itani KM, Bokhour BG, Mueller NM, Glickman ME, Zhao S, Rosen AK, Lynge D, Perkal M, Brotschi EA, Sanchez VM, Gallagher TH. Surgeons' Disclosures of Clinical Adverse Events. JAMA Surg. 2016 Nov 01; 151(11):1015-1021.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27438083; DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.1787;
  8. Sanchez V, Itani KMF. Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. Hernia Repair in the Setting of Contamination and Infection. 2012.
  9. Abi-Haidar Y, Sanchez V, Williams SA, Itani KM. Revisiting percutaneous cholecystostomy for acute cholecystitis based on a 10-year experience. Arch Surg. 2012; 147(5):416-22.
  10. Al Natour RH, Saund MS, Sanchez VM, Whang EE, Sharma AM, Huang Q, Boosalis VA, Gold JS. Tumor size and depth predict rate of lymph node metastasis in colon carcinoids and can be used to select patients for endoscopic resection. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012 Mar; 16(3):595-602.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22143420; DOI: 10.1007/s11605-011-1786-1;
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2006-2007 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: John L Rowbotham Surgery Teaching Award
1999 Massachusetts General Hospital: Alihur W. Allen Fellowship
1993 University of Pennsylvania: National Hispanic Merit Scholarship
1992 Harvard College: Cum Laude, Dean's List
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