Fred Brody, MD
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Fred Brody, MD, MBA is the Chief of Surgery for the Washington D.C., VAMC since 2017.  Dr. Brody received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He completed his residency at The George Washington University Medical Center and subsequently completed a fellowship in Laparoscopic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center.  After fellowship in 1998, he was an Attending Surgeon at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation with a major emphasis in innovative Laparoscopic Surgical techniques. He joined the staff at George Washington University in 2003 and was the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery Center and Professor of Surgery until his appointment at the VAMC. 


Dr. Brody is a Board Certified General Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  He is an active member of several national and international surgical organizations. He is a four term Board Member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).  He has served SAGES as the Chair of several committees and currently is the Secretary of the society.  His clinical expertise is laparoscopic surgery, particularly stomach, spleen, adrenals, pancreas, hernias, colon, esophagus, and gallbladder. His research interests include trials regarding clinical outcomes and innovative laparoscopic techniques and instruments.  Other research interests include basic science studies of the GI tract.


He has been an invited speaker to many groups in the US and abroad and lectured on a wide variety of topics.  Dr. Brody is published widely in various journals and has authored well over 100 original manuscripts. He is also the current Editor of Videoscopy and the Associate Editor of the Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Techniques.