Santiago Horgan, MD

Dr. Santiago Horgan is a professor of surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, chief of UC San Diego Health System’s Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, vice chairman of Business Development, director of the Center for the Future of Surgery, and founder and director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute. He is an expert in robot-assisted surgery, an innovator in the surgical treatment of obesity, and a specialist in surgery and physiology of the esophagus.

Dr. Horgan was among the first trained to perform the LAP-BAND(r) System adjustable gastric banding procedure and instructs other surgeons nationwide on the procedure. He is the foremost expert in Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES), a procedure in which surgical instruments are passed through a natural orifice, such as the mouth, to reach the desired organ; his breakthrough work in this area has been featured on ER and Grey’s Anatomy.

Dr. Horgan has completed multiple fellowships at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle and completed his internship, surgery residency and medical degree at the Hospital de Clinicas at the University of Buenos Aires.

Dr. Horgan was featured in the 2010 HealthLeaders’ list of ‘People Who Make Healthcare Better’, as well as the 65th edition of Who’s Who in America. He has been published more than 118 times on a variety of surgical subjects.