Dr. Sheu will serve as chief of the newly created Section of Foregut and Bariatric Surgery in the Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery.
Eric Sheu, MD, PhD
Section Chief, Section of Foregut and Bariatric Surgery,
Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Associate Program Director, Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Sheu is a bariatric and minimally invasive surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and the associate program director of the advanced minimally invasive surgery fellowship at the Brigham. Dr. Sheu graduated from Harvard College, obtained his doctorate in immunology as a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University and completed medical school at Harvard Medical School. He trained in general surgery at the Brigham, followed by a fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and bariatric surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Sheu’s clinical practice focuses on bariatric, foregut and hernia surgery. He directs an NIH R01-funded laboratory that investigates how changes in gut microbiota triggered by bariatric surgery lead to the resolution of type 2 diabetes. His research has been supported by numerous societies and philanthropic institutions, including the American Surgical Association, Harvard Catalyst, the Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator, and the Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology.