Miguel Burch, MD
Associate Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Director, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship
Miguel A. Burch, MD is the 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, including the esophagus. This discipline has translated into a busy and comprehensive gastric and esophageal surgery program, which includes the removal of benign and malignant tumors, treating heartburn and hiatal hernias, and performing weight loss surgery 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 reflux, achalasia (benign esophageal disorder) and obesity.
Dr. Burch is a principal investigator on clinical trials using innovative endoscopic platforms to treat reflux and diabetes as well as obesity. 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 Cancer Journal, Journal of Thoracic Surgery, The American Journal of Surgery, Obesity and Surgical Endoscopy focusing on endoscopic anti-reflux surgery, weight loss surgery and surgical management of malignancy.
Dr. Burch holds a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University, and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Burch served 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.