Samir Gadepalli, M.D., M.S., M.B.A.
Originally from the northeast, Dr. Gadepalli has found a home in Ann Arbor. He completed his undergraduate education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and medical school at Albany Medical College in Albany, NY. His general surgical residency was at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, NJ. While in training, he obtained an MBA through the University of Phoenix Online program concentrating on Health Care Management. His educational accolades included Resident Teacher of the Year awards twice during residency, culminating in being a Finalist for the Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching, in 2007, given by the American College of Surgeons.
With interests in critical care and pediatric surgery, Dr. Gadepalli completed fellowships in both Surgical Critical Care and Pediatric Surgery at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is board certified in General Surgery, Critical Care and Pediatric Surgery. His practice encompasses all aspects of pediatric surgery, including minimally invasive surgery, non-cardiac thoracic surgery, neonatal surgery, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, surgical oncology, abdominal, colorectal and genitourinary abnormalities, trauma and critical care. His unique background allows expertise in the critical care needs of the surgical neonatal and pediatric populations, including the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in children.
After his fellowship, he obtained a Masters in Health and Health Care Research at the Institute for Health Policy and Innovation, in the North Campus Research Center. He is currently a researcher at The Child Health Evaluation and Research Center (CHEAR). His research interests are in health care delivery and improving disparities, health care financing and cost-effectiveness of surgical interventions, and improving outcomes through quality consortiums, evidence-based guidelines and policy. The current research projects include:
- Increasing awareness, prevention, and outcomes for necrotizing enterocolitis: a collaboration with NEC Society (funded by PCORI),
- Strategies for reducing postoperative opioid use in children (funded by BCBS),
- Improving IBD Surgery: from Evaluation To Outcomes through Networking (IBD-SETON).
Finally, he is a founding member of the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Research Consortium and has been involved in several multicenter projects including non-operative management of pediatric appendicitis, standardized management of tracheoesophageal fistula, aspiration for spontaneous pneumothorax, ovarian sparing surgery for ovarian masses in children, and a multicenter study of gastroschisis management.
M.S., University of Michigan, 2013
M.B.A., University of Phoenix Online, 2010
M.D., Albany Medical College, 2003
B.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2001