Faculty

Jennwood Chen, MD

Jennwood Chen, MD, is a fellowship-trained minimally invasive surgeon that has recently joined the Division of General Surgery. He specializes in bariatric (weight loss) and foregut surgery. Dr. Chen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of North Carolina Charlotte, and received his medical degree from Oregon Heal... Read More

Specialties: Bariatric Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Gastric/Esophageal Surgery

Robert E. Glasgow, MD, MBA

Interim Chair, Department of Surgery, Vice-Chair, Clinical & Quality Operations, Department of Surgery

Dr. Robert E. Glasgow is currently Professor and Interim Chair as well as Chief Value Officer for the Department of Surgery at the University of Utah. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science from Stanford University and Doctor of Medicine from the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Glasgow completed a General Surgery Residency and Re... Read More

Research Interests: Gastroesophageal Disease, Surgical Innovation, Surgical Outcomes and Quality

Specialties: Acute Care Surgery, Barrett's Esophagus, Colorectal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery (Adrenal, Thyroid, Parathyroid), Esophageal Diseases, Esophageal Surgery, GI Motility, Gastric/Esophageal Surgery, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Gastrointestinal Cancers, Hernia Surgery (open and laparoscopic), Liver, Biliary, & Pancreas Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Lung & Esophageal Surgery, Soft Tissue Sarcoma Surgery, Surgery, General, Therapeutic Endoscopy, Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery

Fellowship: Legacy Health System

Residency: University of California - San Francisco

Medical School: University of California - San Francisco

Anna R. Ibele, MD

Dr. Anna Ibele is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the Univeristy of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and a Doctor of Medicine from the Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Following this she completed a surgical reside... Read More

Specialties: Bariatric Surgery, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Surgery, General

Fellowship: Indiana University School of Medicine

Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics

Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Rebecca M. Kohler, PA-C

Rebecca Kohler, PA-C is a certified Physician Assistant and works in Bariatric and General Surgery at the University Hospital. She holds a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Utah and completed her undergraduate degree at Alma College in Michigan. As a part of her undergraduate education, she studied abroad in both... Read More

Specialties: Bariatric Surgery, Physician Assistant, Surgery, General

Audra E. Langi, PA-C

Audra Langi, MPAS, PA-C is an NCCPA board certified Physician Assistant at the University of Utah Comprehensive Weight Management Program focusing on bariatric endocrinology and UUMG Urgent Care. As an Endocrinology Weight Management provider, her clinical interests include metabolism disorders, thyroid disorders, weight loss, and weight ... Read More

Specialties: Physician Assistant, Surgery, General

Ellen H. Morrow, MD

Dr. Morrow completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery and has significant experience in esophageal surgery and diagnosis of pathophysiology. She has performed a high volume of laparoscopic procedures for reflux, paraesophageal hernias, and achalasia. Dr. Morrow is certified in bariatric (weight loss) surgery, with experience in lap... Read More

Specialties: Bariatric Surgery, Gastric/Esophageal Surgery, Hernia Surgery (open and laparoscopic), Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery, General, Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery

Fellowship: University of Washington

Residency: Stanford University Hospital

Medical School: Stanford University Medical School

Julie L. O'Brien, NP

Clinical experience in the Dept of Surgery includes: Transplant, Breast Care, Colorectal, General Surgery and Foregut. Currently a member of the Foregut/Bariatric team and APC Director of Education and Recuitment.... Read More

Specialties: Nurse Practitioner

Juliana S. Simonetti, MD

Juliana Simonetti has joint appointments with both the departments of internal medicine and surgery and is co-directing the Comprehensive Weight Management Program at the University of Utah. Dr. Simonetti received her medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine in 2009 and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israe... Read More

Specialties: Endocrinology & Metabolism

Fellowship: Boston Medical Center

Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine

Eric T. Volckmann, MD

Dr. Eric Volckmann is the Director of the University of Utah Health Care Bariatric Surgery Program at the University Hospital in Salt Lake City. Dr. Volckmann specializes in minimally invasive upper gastrointestinal procedures and bariatric (weight loss) surgery. Dr. Volckmann received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School... Read More

Research Interests: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Metabolism and Obesity, Neuropathy, Surgical Innovation, Surgical Outcomes and Quality

Specialties: Bariatric Surgery, Barrett's Esophagus, Endocrine Surgery (Adrenal, Thyroid, Parathyroid), Esophageal Diseases, GI Motility, Gastric/Esophageal Surgery, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Hernia Surgery (open and laparoscopic), Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery, General, Therapeutic Endoscopy, Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery

Fellowship: The Ohio State University Medical Center, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University

Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine