Don J. Selzer


School of Medicine Early Career Achievement Award (2010)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
M.D., 2002


Don J. Selzer is a graduate of the IU General Surgery Residency 2002 program and an Associate Professor of Surgery. Selzer has gained a national reputation as a leader in minimally invasive surgery. As the first fellowship trained MIS surgeon at IU, he led the development of our programs in both minimally invasive surgery and in bariatric surgery. He serves as the Director of our Center of Surgical Technology, a training venue that allows residents to develop their technical skills through surgical simulation. He has been previously honored with the 2007 Resident Appreciation Award and the IU Trustees Teaching Award.

Selzer also is the Interim Division Chief of Division of General Surgery, Medical Director of IU Health Bariatrics, and Director of Center for Surgical Technology. Dr. Selzer's research interests primarily include minimally invasive surgical approaches to treatment of gastroesophageal reflux, incisional hernia, and obesity. In addition, he is interested in new technologies including single site surgery. In the lab, Dr. Selzer focuses on natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery and surgical skills acquisition. He completed his residency at IU School of Medicine and his fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center (Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery).