Adrian Barbul, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Division of General Surgery
Wound Services
Division of Veterans Affairs General Surgery

Dr. Barbul joins our surgical faculty as Professor in the Division of General Surgery after serving as Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD and Medical Director of Operating Rooms/Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.

His clinical areas of interest include surgical procedures involving the GI tract, hernia repair, complex wounds, surgical nutrition and a broad range of other general surgical procedures. Dr. Barbul is currently expanding a specialty treatment program for patients with gastroparesis, a growing population of chronically ill patients who have unique gastric/digestive conditions due to diabetes, and other health issues.

Dr. Barbul is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

For his contributions to wound healing, he has been presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Wound Healing Society of America.


Dr. Barbuls research is focused on surgical nutrition, amino acid metabolism and research pertaining to the treatment of wound healing. He has most recently published articles including, Effect of a Specialized Amino Acid Mixture on Human Collagen Deposition, Annals of Surgery, the Role of Nitric Oxide in Repair Processes, American Journal of Surgery, and Excessive Nitric Oxide Impairs Wound Collagen Accumulation, Journal of Surgical Research.

Dr. Barbul received his undergraduate degree from City College of New York, New York, NY and his medical degree from the School of General Medicine, Bucharest, Romania.