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Kfir Ben-David, M.D.

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Biography

Dr. Kfir Ben-David, is an assistant professor of surgery in the Division of General Surgery and Director of Bariatric Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is also the service chief of the MIS, Gastroesophageal and Bariatric service. He is the University of Florida Bariatric and MIS fellowship director and is the associate program director of the general surgery residency.

Dr. Ben-David earned his medical degree from UF's College of Medicine in 2001 and completed his general surgery residency training at the University of Cincinnati's Department of Surgery, where he became chief resident from 2005 to 2006. He also completed a minimally invasive advance GI and bariatric fellowship at the Department of Surgery at Duke University.

He is board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery. His clinical interests include foregut surgery, esophageal and gastric cancer, gastroesophageal reflux, achalasia, paraesophageal and complex hiatal hernias, athletic sport's hernias, and bariatric surgery for morbid obesity. In 2006, Dr. Ben-David was awarded the Josef E. Fischer Excellence Award in the Pursuit of Clinical Care and Scientific Knowledge, as well as the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award. Most recently he was the recipient of the 2012 University of Florida College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award, 2012 Shands at the University of Florida Physician Service Key Award, and the 2011 Dragstedt Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award.


Education

Education

1997-2001 M.D. with Honors, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL

1992-1996 B.S. with Highest Honors, Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Postdoctoral Training

2006-2007 Laparoscopic/Bariatric Fellow, Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC

2005-2006 Chief Resident, General Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2002-2005 Resident, General Surgery Department of Surgery University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio

Board Certifications

General Surgery

Honors and Awards

2012 University of Florida College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award

2012 Shands at the University of Florida Physician Service Key Award

2011 Dragstedt Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award

2006 Josef E. Fischer Excellence Award in the Pursuit of Clinical Care and Scientific Knowledge

2006 The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award