• Professor of Surgery
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • Portland, OR USA


Bruce M. Wolfe, M.D. is a graduate of Stanford University and the St. Louis University School of Medicine. His surgical training was completed at St. Louis University with an additional fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Relocating to OHSU from the University of California, Davis, Dr. Wolfe has devoted his surgical career to surgical nutrition and specifically obesity, including the surgical care of obese patients and related research. He has made many contributions to the advancement of the surgical treatment of obesity, including a demonstration of the many benefits of laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Wolfe’s research interests lie at the intersection of surgical outcomes of obesity and health policy as it relates to obesity treatment coverage. He chairs an NIH-funded research consortium studying the clinical, epidemiological, and behavioral outcomes of bariatric surgery, known as the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS). His local and national policy efforts of expanding obesity treatment as well as numerous ongoing research projects underline Dr. Wolfe’s dedication to upstream efforts to prevent and ameliorate obesity and related sequelae.