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Kimberely E. Steele, M.D.

Kimberely E. Steele, M.D.KESteele
Assistant Professor, Surgery
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Kimberley E. Steele, M.D., assistant professor of minimally-invasive and bariatric surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, completed a surgical residency at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and a fellowship in minimally-invasive surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. As a bariatric surgeon, her research interests include neurochemical and metabolic effects of bariatric surgery and operative techniques in laparoscopic surgery.

A diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, Steele is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the Association of Women Surgeons.

Steele is active in curriculum development and research in surgical education and directs the surgical rotations of medical students at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Research Interests:

  • Obesity
  • Surgical outcomes
  • Minimally-invasive surgical techniques
  • Surgical education
  • Brain dopamine receptors before and after 
    gastric bypass surgery
  • The genetics Metabolism and physiology of obesity
  • Laparoscopic surgery in the elderly
  • Laparoscopic stimulation curriculum for residents and medical students

Clinical Interests:

  • GERD
  • Paraesophageal hernias
  • Diseases of the adrenal gland spleen and pancreas
  • Benign and malignant diseases of the small bowel and colon, hernias,
  • Gall bladder disease and morbid minimally-invasive surgical procedures
  • Bariatric surgery including laparoscopic gastric band, gastric bypass surgery and general surgery


  • University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 1986–1990
    BSc in Biology (Major); Anthropology (Minor)
  • University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 1994–1995
    Honors BSc in Human Biology (Major); German (Minor)
    Graduated with High Honors
  • Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies, 1996–2000
    Valedictorian, MD June 2000

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Surgery

Recent Publications:

Steele KE, Schweitzer MA, Lidor AO, Magnuson TH. An Unusual Case of a Gastric Bezoar Causing Obstruction after Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 27 July 2006.

Steele K, Makary MA, Eckhauser FE. Review of Postoperative Surveillance in Patients with Colorectal Cancer Who Have Undergone Curative Resection. American Journal of Oncology Review, 2006, in press.

Steele KE, Schweitzer MA, Lidor AO. Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism in Gastric Bypass Patients: The State of The Art. Bariatric Times Sept. 2006.

Schweitzer MA, Steele KE, Lidor AO. Failure of the Adjustable Gastric Band System Due To a Leak of Saline. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Volume 2, Issue 3, May-June 2006, Page 413

Schweitzer MA, Steele KE, Gandsas A, Lidor A, Magnuson T, Vessel Sealing Energy Devices Used In Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery. Bariatric Times April 2006.

Schweitzer MA, Steele KE, Lidor AO. Acute Vena Cava Thrombosis after Placement of Retrievable IVC Filter Prior to Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass. Surgical Obesity and Related Diseases, 2006, in press.


  • American Society of Bariatric Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society

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Fax: 410-550-1822


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