Chetan V. Aher, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Department of Surgery
Clinical Director
VUMC Health IT
Vice Chair for Information Technologies
Section of Surgical Sciences
Surgical Weight Loss Appointments: (615) 322-6000
General Surgery Clinic Appointments: (615) 322-2063

Dr. Aher joined our surgical faculty in the Division of General Surgery after completing a Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His clinical areas of interest include surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, obesity, hiatal hernia, achalasia, and surgical weight loss.

Dr. Aher is Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He was named a Diplomate on the American Board of Surgery in 2015 and is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.


His research interests include outcomes after esophageal myotomy, changes in cognition after weight loss surgery, and the effect of quality and process improvement on patient care delivery and outcomes. Dr. Aher has presented his research at national meetings including the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons as well as the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. A recently published article is The utilization of laparoscopy in ventral hernia repair: an update of outcomes analysis using ACS-NSQIP data, Surgical Endoscopy. Some of his abstracts are online at PubMed.


• Medical Degree - Rush Medical College, Chicago, Il
• Internship & Residency -  Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Il
• Fellowship - in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Meet Dr. Aher



Division of General Surgery