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Gina Adrales

Director of the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery

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Director of the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Associate Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Research Interests:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Bariatric and metabolic surgery
  • Clinical outcomes
  • Microbiomes
  • Geographic variation
  • Patient-centered care
  • Quality improvement
  • Surgical education and stimulation
  • Herniorrhaphy
  • Biomaterials

Gina Adrales is the director of the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, the director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Training and Innovation Center, and the co-director of the Johns Hopkins Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include gastroesophageal reflux disease, gallbladder disease, achalasia, spleen removal, benign gastric and intestinal surgery, bariatric surgery, and open and laparoscopic hernia repair. Her research interests include health services research, clinical outcomes and quality improvement in minimally invasive foregut surgery, bariatric and metabolic surgery, and study of the abdominal wall.

Having devoted her careers to surgical education and considered a premier leader in her field, Adrales has been named an associate member of the American College of Surgeons’ Academy of Master Surgeon Educators. A national leader in hernia surgery, she also serves on the executive council of the Americas Hernia Society and previously served on the executive council of the Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative to improve the safety and quality of hernia surgery. She is actively involved in a number of committees for the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, including various roles in surgical education, the development of the Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery program, and an innovative interactive hernia surgery education module.

Adrales received her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary and her medical degree from the University of Virginia. She completed her residency at the Carolinas Medical Center and a research and clinical fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the University of Kentucky before her first faculty appointment at the Medical College of Georgia. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Adrales was on faculty at Dartmouth College, where she directed its Surgery Clerkship, Hernia Surgery Center, and Bariatric Surgery Program; during her tenure there, Adrales earned her master’s of public health at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.