Mojdeh Kappus, MD

Dr. Kappus has expertise treating many complex gastrointestinal issues. She is specially trained in minimally invasive surgical procedures. She also specializes in bariatric surgery. She has worked with many patients to achieve their weight-loss goals through gastric bypass surgery and through the surgical implementation of a weight loss “sleeve.”


  • Bariatric (weight loss) surgery
  • Colonoscopies
  • Endoscopies
  • Gall bladder surgery
  • Emergency appendectomies
  • Laparoscopic hernia surgery


  • Fellowship, Advanced Gastrointestinal/Minimally Invasive Surgery, Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Residency, Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Med. Center
  • Internship, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Med. Center
  • Doctor of Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science, Harvard College


  • The American Board of Surgery
  • We R SAGES Committee Member
  • Continuing Education Committee Member
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons


  • SAGES Quality Improvement Award
  • Leo M. Davidoff Society Award
  • Teaching Star Award
  • Montefiore Dept. of Surgery Resident Research Day Finalist
  • Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation Fellow


  • "Unintended consequences for patients denied bariatric surgery: a 12-year follow-up" 36th Annual Meeting of ASMBS at Obesity Week 2019
  • "Implementing ERAS for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy." 27th European Association for Endoscopic Surgeons Congress
  • "Virtual Intelligent Preceptor (VIP) for Surgical Coaching." SAGES Learning Center Coordinator
  • "ERAS pathway decreases length of stay and narcotic use in patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy" 8th Annual Harvard Surgery Research Day
  • "Robotic Curriculum and Simulation - What do we need?" Simulation for Training, Credentialing and Privileging, Service Line Evening Seminar Series
  • "Clinical Documentation Specialists Improve Revenue Collection in Surgical Trauma/SICU." Society of Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Congress
  • "Gastric band revision: A single institution's comparison of outcomes in patients converted to sleeve gastrectomy vs Roux-en-Y gastric bypass." Resident Research Day, Montefiore Medical Center

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