Marc M. Zaré, MD, FACS
Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon
Chairman, Department of Surgery
Good Samaritan Hospital – San Jose, CA – current
Director, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Good Samaritan Hospital – San Jose, CA – current
Partner, Surgery Associates - San Jose, CA - current
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Boston University - 2004-2008
Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) &
Surgical Simulation, Staff Surgeon
Boston VA Healthcare System - 2004-2008
Clinical Instructor of Surgery
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - 2003-2004
Fellowship, Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC - 2002-2004
Residency, General Surgery
Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC - 1997-2002
Graduate Medical Education
Kasturba Medical College, India - 1989-1996
Outstanding Resident in Laparoscopic Surgery – 2001
By the Department of Surgery, Georgetown University
String of Pearl Award nominee – 2002
By the Class of 2003, Georgetown University Medical School
“For dedication & commitment to teaching medical students” !
ABSITE Travel Award – 2002
By the Department of Surgery, Georgetown University !
Medical School Honors – Surgery, Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology,
Orthopedics, Preventive medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology,
Physiology, Biochemistry, Anatomy !
National Association of Microbiologists Award – 1992
For highest scores in Pathology in Mangalore University
Association of Clinical Biochemists Award – 1991
For highest scores in Microbiology in Mangalore University !
Kasturba Medical College Gold medals – 1991, 1992
For highest scores in Pathology & Biochemistry
Diplomas & Memberships
Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons
Member, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Member, International Liaison Committee, SAGES
Itani KMF, Zaré MM. Uncommon Abdominal Wall Hernias. In: Bland KI,
Sarr MG, Buchler MW, Csendes Attila, Garden OJ, Wong J, editors. General
Surgery. 2nd ed. London: Springer-Verlag. 2009. !
Weiss ES, Zaré SM. Hematology. In: Makary M, editor. General Surgery
Review. 1st ed. Washington DC: Ladner-Drysdale; 2004. p 288-296 !
Mukherjee D, Zaré SM. Extremities Vascular Trauma. In Edizioni Luigi
Pozzi s.r.l, editor. Vascular Emergencies, Pathophysiology and Surgical
Treatment. 1st ed. Rome. 1998
Zaré MM. Surgery for Severe Obesity. Hospital Physician 2008. Wayne (PA): Turner White Communications 2008. Available at
Zaré MM, Itani KMF, Schifftner T, et al. Mortality After Nonemergent Major Surgery Performed on Friday Versus Monday through Wednesday. Ann Surg 2007; 246:866-874
Zaré MM, Itani KMF. Surgical Residency: Beyond 55 Miles and 80 Hours. FOCUS on Surgical Education 2007; 24: 26-28
Zaré MM. Minimally Invasive Surgery: Review Questions. Hospital physician. Wayne (PA): Turner White Communications 2006;42(9):39-40. Available at
Zaré SM. Galanko J, Behrns KE, et al. Psychologic Well-Being of Surgery Residents After Inception of the 80-hour Work Week: A Multiinstitutional Study. Surgery 2005;138(2):150-7
Saund MS, Zaré SM, Prasad M. Superoxide Enhancement of L-Type Ca2+ Channels in Colonic Smooth Muscle is Dependent on Gβγ and PI3-Kinase (Abstract). SSAT 2006;47:M1874
Zaré MM. Surgical Management for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. In: Itani KMF, editor. Hospital physician general surgery board review manual. Wayne (PA): Turner White Communications 2005;8(Pt 4):1-12. Available at http://www.turner-white.com/brm/bgene.htm
Morton JM, Zaré SM, Behrns KE, et al. National trends in Heller myotomy utilization and outcomes from 1988 to 1998. Surg Endosc 2003;17:S255
Ganasoundari A, Zaré SM, Devi U. Modification of bone marrow sensitivity by medical plant extracts. Br J Radiology 1997;70:599-602
Zaré SM, Galanko J, Behrns KE, et al. Psychological Well-Being of Surgery Residents Before the 80-hour Work Week: A Multiinstitutional Study. J Am Coll Surg 2004;198(4):633-640
Zaré SM, Morton JM, Farrell TM. Resident Well-Being: Perceived Stress and Self-Esteem. Surg Endosc 2003;17:S257
Advancements in General and Bariatric Surgery
Good Samaritan Hospital Sponsored Physicians’ event – 2013
Bariatric Surgery: Prescribing a Metabolic and Weight loss operation
El Camino Mountain View Grand Rounds – 2010
Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
Northern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons – 2010 !
Surgical Management of Severe Obesity
Boston University medical students lecture series – 2006 to current
Whipple procedure. A technical and historic perspective
Nursing lecture, Boston VA Healthcare System – 2007
The Story of Surgical Outcomes: From the Golden Goose Ostrich to the
Surgical Grand Rounds, Boston University, Boston, MA – 2006
Elective Major Surgery leads to higher mortality when performed on Friday
as compared with Monday through Wednesday
Meeting of the Society of University Surgeons, San Diego, CA – 2006 !
Surgery for Morbid Obesity: An overview and update
Boston Swallowing and Motility Disorder Society, Boston, MA – 2005
Has the 80-Hour Work Week Improved Psychological Well-Being of
Surgery Residents? A Multi-institutional Study Report
Surgical Grand Rounds, Boston University, Boston, MA – 2005 !!
Psychological Well-Being of Surgery Residents after inception of the
80-hour Work Week: A Multi-institutional Study
Meeting of the Society of University Surgeons, Nashville, TN – 2005 !
Obesity Update: Ghrelin, New Kid on the Block
Multidisciplinary GI conference, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
NC – 2004
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Debates, Controversies &
New Paradigms. Surgical Grand Rounds, Boston VA Healthcare System
Boston, MA – 2004 !
Psychological Well-Being of Surgery Residents before and after
the 80 hour Work Week: A Prospective Multi-institutional Study
Surgical Grand Rounds, Univ N Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC – 2004 !
Chronic Pancreatitis: To Resect or not to Resect
Multidisciplinary GI conference, Univ N Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC – 2003 !
Surgery in Chronic Pancreatitis
Asheville VA Medical Center, Asheville, NC – 2003 !
Resident Well-Being: Perceived Stress and Self-Esteem
SAGES meeting, Los Angeles, CA – 2003
Ileal Pouches: An Overview
Surgical Grand Rounds, Georgetown University, Washington, DC – 2001
Precise Role of Imaging in Acute Abdomen
Surgical Grand Rounds, Georgetown University, Washington, DC – 2000
Hydatid Cyst of Liver: Diagnosis and management
Surgical Grand Rounds, Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA – 1999
Living Donor Liver Transplant
Surgical Grand Rounds. Georgetown University, Washington, DC – 1998
Radiomodifying effects of plant drugs on mouse bone marrow
The 11th International Medical Students Congress. Istanbul, Turkey – 1995
Modification of radiation-induced hemopoietic stem cell lethality by
Withaferin A, Plumbagin & Ocimum Extract. International Symposium on
Radiomodifiers in Human Health. Manipal, India – 1995 !
Clinical comparison of Carcinoma of Proximal colon, Distal
Colon & Rectum. The 10th International Medical Students Congress
Istanbul, Turkey – 1994
Chair– Dept. of Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose – current
Director – Bariatric Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose – current
Member– Physician Advisory Committee, Good Sam Hospital – current
Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery– Boston VA, 2004-08
Chair of task force –OR scheduling and patient safety, Boston VA, 2006
Chair of task force – OR digital integration project, Boston VA, 2007