Isaac Samuel, MD


Bariatric, Gastrointestinal, and Minimally-Invasive Surgeon
Program Director, Bariatric Surgery Fellowship Program
Director, UI Obesity Surgery Program
Professor of Surgery  - Gastrointestinal, Minimally-invasive and Bariatric Surgery

Contact Information

Primary Office: 4625 JCP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-384-7220



MBBS, Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore University

Internship, Surgery and Medicine, Bangalore Medical College Hospitals
Residency, Surgery and Medicine, St. Martha's and St. Philomena's Hospitals
Residency, Surgery and Medicine, Tiruvella Medical Mission Hospital
Residency, Emergency Room, Eastbourne District, General Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, Leeds General Infirmary, University of Leeds
Residency, General Surgery, St. Thomas' Hospital, University of London
Fellowship, Research, General Surgery, Northwestern University
Residency, General Surgery, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center

Licensure and Certifications

Certified, Advanced Trauma Life Support
Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons
Board Certified, General Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Iowa Medical License, Iowa Board of Medicine
FRCS, Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow, UK

Research Summary

Acute pancreatitis pathogenesis: The laboratory investigates the role of acinar cell signaling pathways such as the stress kinase (p38, JNK, ERK) pathway and the Akt/NFkB pathway as applied to a novel hypothesis for gallstone pancreatitis pathogenesis. The role of pancreatic hyperstimulation via G-protein coupled receptors (CCK receptor and cholinergic receptor) and their regulation by a novel group of proteins called RGS (regulation of G-protein signaling) proteins are also being investigated. Our long- term goal is to elucidate the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis with a view to implement new treatment modalities. Current funding from NIH is a NIDDK K08 Career Development Award. Samuel Clinical Research: Measurement of physical activity and energy expenditure in bariatric surgery patients to improve pre-operative evaluation and long-term post-operative outcomes.

Date Last Modified: 06/06/2016 - 13:17:48