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John Webber, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery Wayne State University School of Medicine
Program Director Minimally Invasive Surgery/Bariatric Surgery – Fellowship Program, Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University School of Medicine
Chief of Surgery Harper University Hospital Detroit Medical Center
Office Address:
Harper University Hospital
3990 John R.
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 745-8770

Administrative Assistant: Jamie Carson
Administrative Email:

SPECIALTY: Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery/Bariatric Surgery


M.D. – Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
B.S. – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

– National Research Service Award, Department of Surgery and Pharmacology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
– General Surgery Residency, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI


  1. Organ failure in the obese adipocytes prime polymorphonuclear cell inflammation under stress conditions. Diebel LN, Liberati DM, Edelman DA, Webber JD.J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Dec;75(6):1047-51; discussion 1051-2. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3182a1fec0.PMID: 24256680
  2. Prophylactic laparoscopic gastrectomy for hereditary diffuse gastric cancer: a case series in a single family. Hackenson D, Edelman DA, McGuire T, Weaver DW, Webber JD. JSLS. 2010 Jul-Sep;14(3):348-52. doi: 10.4293/108680810X12924466007449.PMID: 21333186
  3. Appendectomy in the gynecological setting: intraoperative findings and corresponding histopathology. Shavell VI, Mahdi HM, Awonuga AO, Edelman DA, Webber JD, Gidwani RM, Husain M, Berman JM.Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2011;71(3):189-92. doi: 10.1159/000317270. Epub 2010 Dec 14.PMID: 21160144
  4. Routine postoperative gastrografin studies are not necessary after laparoscopic gastric banding. Edelman DA, Laker S, Weiner M, Webber JD.Arch Surg. 2010 Feb;145(2):211-2; author reply 212. doi: 10.1001/archsurg.2009.274.PMID: 20157095
  5. Prophylactic laparoscopic-assisted total gastrectomy for hereditary diffuse gastric cancer. Francis WP, Rodrigues DM, Perez NE, Lonardo F, Weaver D, Webber JD.JSLS. 2007 Jan-Mar;11(1):142-7.PMID: 17651578 Free PMC article.


Medical Students:
Premedical history/physical, didactics, operating room/clinic

Rounds in clinics/operating room, research, surgical grand rounds