Miguel Burch, MD

Associate Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Director, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship

Miguel A. Burch, MD is a surgeon with the Center for Weight Loss, Associate Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Director of the Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship in Cedars-Sinai's Department of Surgery. He has focused his surgical career on diseases that affect the stomach and upper intestinal tract. This discipline has translated into a busy weight loss surgery practice as a member of a verified American College of Surgeons Center of Excellence. Additionally, he focuses on newer flexible endoscopic therapies for the management of obesity. He has performed nearly 1000 weight loss surgeries and focuses his clinical practice on bariatric surgery.

Dr. Burch is a principal investigator on clinical trials using innovative endoscopic platforms to treat obesity and diabetes. He is an active collaborator with the Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute as a member of a group that is striving to understand the mechanisms behind bariatric surgery and diabetes resolution. He has co-authored manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals including The American Journal of Surgery, Obesity and Surgical Endoscopy focusing on weight loss surgery and its effect on improving patients health problems.

Dr. Burch holds a bachelors degree from George Mason University and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Burch completed his internship and residency at the Boston Medical Center, where he earned awards for excellence in surgical critical care and the Lester Williams Teaching Award. He was named Chief Resident at Boston Medical Center in 2003. He then served at Boston Medical Center as Assistant Professor of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at Cedars-Sinai in 2005.  

Dr. Burch is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member in good standing of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Western Surgical Society, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Obesity Society.