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Luke M Funk, MD, MPH – Career Development Awardee

Luke M Funk, MD, MPH Luke M Funk, MD, MPH
William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI
Madison, WI 


Dr. Luke M. Funk is a minimally invasive and bariatric surgeon at the William S. Middleton VA and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his MD from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed a residency in general surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and clinical fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at The Ohio State University Medical Center. He is board-certified in general surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Dr. Funk's primary research interests include optimization of severe obesity treatment through shared decision-making and health system improvement. In 2014, he received a research grant from the ASMBS to study primary care provider opinions and practice patterns regarding patients with severe obesity. In 2016, he received a VA Career Development Award to identify and address barriers to severe obesity treatment and bariatric surgery within the VA healthcare system.

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