Meet Ohio State's team of general and gastrointestinal surgery experts

The Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery comprises a comprehensive team of surgeons and staff, all focused on delivering high-quality patient care, contributing to innovations in medicine and educating medical students and postgraduate trainees.

Our Leaders

Our leaders


Benjamin Poulose, MD

Director, Division General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

needleman bradley leader

Bradley Needleman, MD

Director, Bariatric Surgery Program

Professor of Clinical Surgery

View clinical bio

David Renton, MD

Chief of Surgery, University Hospitals East

Associate Professor of Surgery

View clinical bio
Our Certified Nurse Practitioners

Our Certified Nurse Practitioners

Our Faculty


Stacy Brethauer, MD, FASMBS

  • Professor of Surgery Vice Chair, Quality and Patient Safety

Bradley Needleman, MD, FACS

  • Vice Chair, Strategy and Clinical Operations;
    Professor, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery;
    Director, Bariatric Surgery Program