Dr. Zaré is a board-certified fellowship-trained laparoscopic bariatric surgeon. Dr. Zaré joined Georgetown University, Washington, DC in 1997 for his surgical training, where he was awarded "outstanding resident in laparoscopy" in 2001. He then completed a two-year additional sub-specialty training in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was also a clinical instructor in surgery.
Before his current position, Dr. Zare practiced in Boston as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Boston University, and the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Simulation at Boston VA Healthcare system.
Dr. Zaré is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is an active member of a number of professional organizations including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.
In recognition of our superior performance in clinical care, our practice has received all major designations of excellence in healthcare. Healthgrades, the leading independent healthcare rating agency, awarded our practice 5-star 'best-performer' rating in 2011 for our low complication rates. The Surgical Review Corporation of the American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery awarded us the prestigious Center of Excellence designation in 2011 for our comprehensive high quality bariatric surgery program. Aetna® healthcare has designated us the Aexcel® status for our superior performance and efficiency. Similarly, Cigna® healthcare awarded us their highest 3-Star rating for compliance with established clinical outcomes criteria. And most importantly, our patients have voted us the Patient Choice Award every year since 2009.
Dr. Zaré has co-authored 3 book chapters and is the lead author in several publications in peer-reviewed journals including Annals of Surgery and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. He has written on topics including Surgery for Severe Obesity, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgical Education, and Surgical Outcomes. Since 1994, Dr. Zaré has given more than twenty invited scientific presentations at national and international meetings. For more information on Dr. Zaré or to access his publications.