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Thomas Herbert Magnuson, M.D.

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Chair, Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Associate Professor of Surgery


Expertise: Bariatric Surgery, Colon Surgery, Gallbladder Diseases, Gallstones, Gastric Bypass Surgery, General Surgery, Hernia Repair, Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery, Obesity Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Small Bowel Surgery, Stomach Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery more

Research Interests: Metabolic disease related to obesity; Gallstones and gallbladder disease; Weight loss surgery outcomes

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center


4940 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Phone: 410-550-3466 | Fax: 410-550-1822

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)


1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Phone: 410-550-3466


Dr. Magnuson specializes in gastrointestinal surgery, including surgeries of the stomach, gallbladder, pancreas and bowel. He has a special interest in bariatric surgery and established the Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery in 1997. In 2006, the program was recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Magnuson completed his specialty training in gastrointestinal surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he also completed a fellowship investigating issues related to gallstone pathogenesis and biliary tract disease. He is also a member of the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Hernia Center.  He is currently Chair of the Department of Surgery and Chief of General Surgery at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and Vice Chair of Surgery at Johns Hopkins. more


  • Chair, Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Associate Professor of Surgery



  • MD; Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (1985)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Surgery (1992)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery / Surgery (1993)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Magnuson's current research interests involve basic scientific and clinical investigation into issues related to pancreaticobilary disorders and obesity.

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