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Meet Our Faculty

David Edelman, MD, MSHPEd, FACS

Professor of Surgery (Clinician Educator)
Program Director, General Surgery Residency
Office Address:
Harper University Hospital
4160 John R., HPOB, Suite 400
Phone: (313)745-8775
Fax: (313)745-1873

Administrative Assistant: Jamie Carson
Administrative Email:

SPECIALTY: General, Bariatric, Minimally Invasive Surgery

General, Bariatric, Minimally Invasive Surgery


– American Board of Surgery – Board Certified

– MSHPED – MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
– M.D. – Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
– B.S. – Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

– General Surgery Residency, Wayne State University/The Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI


  1. A survey of current state of training of plastic surgery residents. Hashmi A, Khan FA, Herman F, Narasimhan N, Khan S, Kubiak C, Gursel E, Edelman DA. BMC Res Notes. 2017 Jun 27;10(1):234. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-2561-5.PMID: 28655336 Free PMC article.
  2. Small bowel obstruction caused by self-anchoring suture used for peritoneal closure following robotic inguinal hernia repair. Khan FA, Hashmi A, Edelman DA. J Surg Case Rep. 2016 Jun 23;2016(6):rjw117. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjw117.PMID: 27340230 Free PMC article.
  3. Impact of inappropriate initial antibiotics in critically ill surgical patients with bacteremia. Abraham K, Dolman HS, Zimmerman LH, Faris J, Edelman DA, Baylor A, Wilson RF, Tyburski JG.Am J Surg. 2016 Mar;211(3):593-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.10.025. Epub 2015 Dec 23.PMID: 26778270.
  4. An automated system for video documentation of all instances of fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery training: feasibility and potential advantages of extended assessment. White MT, Drapiza M, Mattos MA, Edelman DA. Am J Surg. 2015 Jan;209(1):158-62. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2014.10.005. Epub 2014 Nov 12.PMID: 25467304


General surgery clerkship, clinical shadowing (undergraduate students)

Research preparation/oral presentation R01,R02, general surgery operative experience MS3, R01, R04, R05, robotic surgery simulation training