Gina Lynn Adrales, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Director, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Surgery


Achalasia, Bariatric Surgery, Barrett's Esophagus, Benign Esophageal Conditions, Gallbladder Diseases, Gallbladder Surgery, Gallstones, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), General Surgery, Hernia Repair, Hernias, Hiatal Hernia, Incisional Hernia Repair, Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery, Paraesophageal Hernia, Splenectomy, Umbilical Hernia, Ventral Hernia more

Research Interests

Minimally invasive surgery; Bariatric and metabolic surgery; Clinical outcomes; Microbiome; Geographic variation; Patient-centered care; Quality improvement; Surgical education and simulation; Herniorrhaphy; Biomaterials more

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Gina Adrales, M.D., M.P.H., joins the Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery as Director of the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Training and Innovation Center, and Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Bariatric Surgery Fellowship. Her areas of clinical expertise include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gallbladder disease, achalasia, splenectomy (spleen removal), benign gastric and intestinal surgery, bariatric surgery, and open and laparoscopic hernia repair (inguinal, ventral, incisional, umbilical, hiatal, paraesophageal). Dr. Adrales has been named an associate member of the American College of Surgeons' Academy of Master Surgeon Educators. Awardees are recognized for having devoted their careers to surgical education and are considered premier leaders in their respective fields.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Adrales was on faculty at Dartmouth where she directed the Surgery Clerkship, the Hernia Surgery Center, and the Bariatric Surgery Program.  During her tenure at Dartmouth, she earned her Masters of Public Health at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. She received her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary and her medical degree from the University of Virginia. She completed her residency at the Carolinas Medical Center and a research and clinical fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the University of Kentucky before her first faculty appointment at the Medical College of Georgia.

A national leader in hernia surgery, Dr. Adrales serves on the Executive Council of the Americas Hernia Society and previously served on the Executive Council of the Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative to improve the safety and quality of hernia surgery. She is actively involved in a number of committees for the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons including various roles in surgical education, the development of the Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery and an innovative interactive hernia surgery education module.

Dr. Adrales’ research interests include health services research, clinical outcomes and quality improvement in minimally invasive foregut surgery, bariatric and metabolic surgery, and abdominal wall reconstruction. She has presented her work regionally, nationally, and internationally. more


  • Director, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Training and Innovation Center
  • Co-Director, The Johns Hopkins Bariatric Surgery Fellowship
  • Associate Professor of Surgery

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD; University of Virginia School of Medicine (1996)


  • General Surgery; Carolinas Medical Center - Atrium Health (2001)


  • Minimally Invasive Surgery; University of Kentucky Albert B Chandler Hospital (2003)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery (Surgery) (2002)

Research & Publications

Activities & Honors


  • Bariatric Surgery Top Doctor, 2022 Baltimore Top Doctor


  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • American Hernia Society


  • American College of Surgeons
  • The Society of Simulation in Healthcare
  • Association for Surgical Education
  • New England Surgical Society
  • Association of Women Surgeons

Videos & Media

  • Play Video:

    Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) | FAQ with Dr. Gina Adrales

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    GERD and Bariatric Surgery FAQ

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