Christopher Menzel, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Dr. Menzel joined our surgical faculty in the Division of General Surgery as an assistant professor of Clinical Surgery after completing a fellowship in Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His clinical areas of expertise are bariatric and metabolic surgery, as well as minimally invasive foregut surgery. Other areas of expertise include GI surgery, gastroesophageal reflux disease, biliary disease, and general surgery. Dr. Menzel will be focusing his efforts on the development of Vanderbilt’s Surgical Weight Loss/Bariatric Program at Vanderbilt’s Wilson County Hospital. 

Dr. Menzel’s research interests include optimizing enhanced recovery pathways in bariatric patients, studying patient outcomes after staged bariatric revision operations, and the professionalism of medicine. His recent publications include: Comparing Sleeve Gastrectomy to Single Stage Band Removal and Concomitant Sleeve Gastrectomy, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders. He is also co-authoring a book chapter on the metabolic changes after roux-en-y gastric bypass.

Dr. Menzel is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and is becoming a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery.

Dr. Menzel earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. He received his Master of Science from Georgetown University, Washington, DC and his MD from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. He completed his internship and residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Hospital, Miami, FL. He has also been certified as a nutritionist and personal fitness trainer. 

Vanderbilt Division of General Surgery
1161 21st Avenue South
Medical Center North, D-5203
Nashville, TN 37232
Office: (615) 322-7555
Fax:(615) 322-4657

Vanderbilt Center for Surgical Weight Loss
Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 22200
Nashville, TN 37204
Appointments: (615) 322-6000

Opening September 2020
Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital - Surgical Weight Loss
1616 West Main, Suite 301
Lebanon, TN 37087

WEBSITE: Division of General Surgery
WEBSITE: Vanderbilt Center for Surgical Weight Loss