Jefferson University Hospitals

Provider Profile


Rajesh Aggarwal, MD, PhD, FACS

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Professor
Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development

Surgery - Bariatric

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Office Locations

211 S. 9th Street
Suite 402
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-0020
Fax: (215) 503-7577

Medical Services

Years in Practice


Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Personal Statement

My care philosophy is to work directly with my patients, to deliver the outcomes that they desire, and within this, be honest, approachable, engaging and committed to their entire care journey. I am truly thrilled to see my patients go through the process of our bariatric program, and to hear about their successes to lead healthier, longer and better lives. It is truly a privilege to have a job which enables me to have such a direct impact on individuals, and their families.


  • Royal Free & University College London Medical School, Medical School

Recent Publications

Development of an objective assessment tool for total laparoscopic hysterectomy: A Delphi method among experts and evaluation on a virtual reality simulator

Simulation Research in Gastrointestinal and Urologic Care-Challenges and Opportunities

Reply to "improving Surgical Ward Round Quality: Lessons from Studying Communication"

Response to Letter from Bookless et al

Just-in-time simulation-based training

Intraoperative surgical performance measurement and outcomes: Choose your tools carefully

Laparoscopic Wedge Resection of Gastrojejunostomy for Weight Recidivism after Gastric Bypass

The Performance Gap for Residents in Transfer of Intracorporeal Suturing Skills From Box Trainer to Operating Room

The Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning at McGill University

Colorectal surgery and enhanced recovery: Impact of a simulation-based care pathway training curriculum

A Proficiency Based Stepwise Endovascular Curricular Training (PROSPECT) Program Enhances Operative Performance in Real Life: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Surgical Performance: A Pathway to Excellence

Quality improvement and accreditation the never-ending story

Competency-Based Medical Education and Assessment of Training: Review of Selected National Obstetrics and Gynaecology Curricula

Development of an evidence-based training program for laparoscopic hysterectomy on a virtual reality simulator

Simulation Research in Gastrointestinal and Urologic Care—Challenges and Opportunities: Summary of a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Workshop

Measuring intra-operative decision-making during laparoscopic cholecystectomy: validity evidence for a novel interactive Web-based assessment tool

Laparoscopic Transgastric Resection of a Gastric Submucosal Tumor near Esophagogastric Junction with Concomitant Sleeve Gastrectomy: a Video Case Report

Simulation-trained junior residents perform better than general surgeons on advanced laparoscopic cases

A Virtual Reality Training Curriculum for Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery