Leader in Medicine

Philip R. Schauer


Dr. Philip Schauer, M.D. has been warmly welcomed as “Best in Medicine” by the American Health Council, in recognition of his dedication to improving healthcare over the course of three decades as a surgeon, researcher and teacher.

Dr. Schauer was originally drawn to medicine by his fascination with science, which led him to focus his studies on a career in this field. He went on to achieve his MD from the Baylor College of Medicine in 1986, after which he embarked on a long and illustrious career.

For the last thirteen years Dr. Philip Schauer has served as the Director of the Bariatric Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. The Clinic is one of the largest and most respected hospitals in the country, with a mission to provide better care of the sick, investigate their problems, and educate those who serve them. As Director of the Bariatric Institute, Dr. Schauer oversees the treatment of obese patients, who typically also suffer from Type II Diabetes. He also furthers the Clinic’s mission by teaching students, residents, fellows and graduate students as Professor of Surgery.

Conducting research into Diabetes and obesity continues to be an important part of his day-to-day work. His recent publications include “Bariatric Surgery vs Intensive Medical Therapy for Diabetes – 5-Year Outcomes” in the New England of Medicine, and he is proud of his role in developing surgical procedures—Sleeve Gastrectomy and Bypass Surgery—to ward off Type II Diabetes.

Besides the American Health Council, Dr. Schauer is a member of the American Surgical Association and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and serves as President of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatrics.

Alongside his love of science, Dr. Schauer is motivated by the desire to give back to his community, and his goal for the future is to continue making a difference in the lives of those suffering from obesity and related conditions. In his free time he enjoys running, biking and hiking, and he maintains an involvement with United Way of Cleveland. He credits his success to the support of his wife, his family and his colleagues.

Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Chief of Minimally Invasive General Surgery and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (BMI).

  • Cleveland Clinic is committed to sharing a wealth of knowledge with physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals worldwide for more than 80 years
  • The Center is accredited at the highest level – Accreditation with Commendation – by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Sources: https://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/