Dan Elison Azagury, MD

Bariatric surgeon, General surgeon, Minimally invasive surgeon

Assistant Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Bio:   Dr. Azagury specializes in minimally invasive surgery, digestive surgery, bariatric surgery and general surgery. He was recently recruited back to Stanford to join the minimally invasive and bariatric surgery faculty. He had previously completed a fellowship in Medical Innovation at Stanford Biodesign and had become responsible for bariatric surgery at Geneva University Hospital in Switzerland.

Dr. Azagury was trained both in Europe and the United States and is board certified in surgery in Switzerland, his home country. After completing his residency, he undertook a research fellowship focusing on novel minimally invasive techniques at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. He continued his time at the same institution and completed a clinical fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery. Thriving to innovate in patient care, he pursued further training at Stanford University where he was the 2011-2012 Grube Biodesign fellow.

Dr. Azagury combines his clinical experience and his passion for innovation to focus on reducing the impact of surgical procedures on patients. He thrives in multidisciplinary collaborations and is always interested in surgical teaching and mentoring. He is a faculty member and teaches in multiple medical innovation programs across Europe.

He is the father of two and is fluent in French and Spanish.

Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Garden Level
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-736-5800
More Clinic Information » Insurance Coverage » Getting Here » Make An Appointment

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University (2012) CA
  • Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (2011) MA
  • Fellowship: Geneve Univeristy Medical School (2009) Switzerland
  • Residency: Geneve Univeristy Medical School (2009) Switzerland
  • Internship: Hopital de Morges (2002) Switzerland
  • Medical Education: Geneve Univeristy Medical School (2001) Switzerland
  • Fellowship, Stanford University Biodesign Program, Medtech Innovation (2012)
  • Fellowship, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery (2011)
  • Research Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Developmental Endoscopy (2010)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, Swiss Medical Federation (FMH), (2008)
  • Board Certification, Swiss Federal Medical Society, General Surgery (2008)
  • Residency, Geneva University Hospital, Surgery (2007)
  • MD, Geneva University School of Medicine, Medicine (2001)

Honors & Awards

  • Post Medical Diploma Research Grant Award., Arditi Foundation prize (2001)

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.