Keith L. Obstein MD, MPH, FASGE, FACG, AGAFProfessor of Medicine and Mechanical Engineering; Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Dr. Keith Obstein is a Professor of Medicine and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. He is also the Program Director of the Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program and the Director of the Science and Technology Of Robotics in Medicine (STORM) Lab USA at Vanderbilt. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering and received his MD degree from Northwestern University Medical School in 2004. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), followed by a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA). While completing his fellowship, he also received his MPH degree from Harvard University School of Public Health (Boston, MA).
Dr. Obstein is an active clinician with focus on endoscopic services, hemorrhoid management, and mucosal resection of large/complex polyps. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (FASGE), a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology (FACG), a Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGAF), and is board certified in Gastroenterology. He conducts research in the areas of new technologies, robotics, device development, endoscopic training, and healthcare quality improvement. His work has been funded by the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE), the Vanderbilt University Discovery Grant Program, the Broad Medical Research Program, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), Cancer Research UK (CRUK), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).