Joe Northup, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Bariatric Surgery and General SurgerySilver Cross Health Connection
Dr. Joe Northup is a Bariatric Surgeon with 15 years of experience, having performed thousands of bariatric procedures. Dr. Northup completed his residency at the Medical College of Ohio and then went on to complete an Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Fellowship at the University of Virginia. Following his fellowship, he was invited to join the faculty and was Medical Director of the University of Virginia Bariatric Surgery Program. Dr. Northup was then recruited to develop the bariatric surgery program at Mercy Health in Cincinnati taking that program to a Center of Excellence. Following this success, the Premier Health System recruited him and his entire team to revamp their weight management program. Dr. Northup has performed countless Adjustable Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, and Revision Procedures.
In addition to his clinical experience, he is highly active in the national American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). He serves on four separate national committees including being Chair of the ASMBS Access to Care Committee. Under Dr. Northup’s leadership the Access to Care team received the 2019 Committee of the Year Award.
Dr. Northup has received several awards and authored numerous articles about general and bariatric surgery. Noted for his clinical expertise, Dr. Northup has given lectures and taught numerous courses in addition to proctoring over 40 bariatric surgeons across the U.S for sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. He was also selected by the American College of Surgeons as a site surveyor for the MBSAQIP Bariatric Accreditation Program. He now reviews programs nationally to determine if health facilities meet criteria to perform bariatric surgery.
In addition, Dr. Northup has been nationally recognized for his excellence in patient care. In 2012, he was featured in an article in the Wall Street Journal for his outstanding patient follow-up. In 2020, Dr. Northup was named to Ohio Top Doctors and by Dayton Magazine as the Best Bariatric Surgeon. He was also a finalist for Overall Physician of the Year for 2020. Dr. Northup has also given presentations internationally for Advances in Surgery and the International Bariatric Club on surgical techniques and practice development with over 7,500 live attendees watching his most recent online lecture.
Dr. Northup’s leadership and clinical expertise has been acknowledged by his fellow bariatric surgeons. He was President of the Ohio/Kentucky Chapter of the ASMBS from 2013-2016. Dr. Northup was honored to be chosen by his peers being elected to the Executive Council of the ASMBS in 2020. Dr. Northup now serves as one of the national leaders of the ASMBS organization. He also received the prestigious ASMBS Distinguished Service Award for 2021 for his work in access to care for patients.
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