Michael Bouvet, MD

Director of Endocrine Surgery and Professor of Surgery at the University of California San Diego, USA

Michael Bouvet is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in Endocrine Surgery and Surgical Oncology. He is the Director of Endocrine Surgery and Professor of Surgery at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Bouvet’s expertise includes performing surgery for benign and cancerous thyroid nodules; parathyroidectomy for hyperparathyroidism, Whipple procedures for pancreatic cancer; minimally invasive robotic-assisted esophagectomy; and laparoscopic adrenal surgery. As a professor in the Department of Surgery, Dr. Bouvet instructs students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. His research focuses on fluorescence-guided surgery for gastrointestinal and endocrine tumors. Dr. Bouvet also leads National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded studies that aim to use fluorescence image-guided surgery to improve the visualization, detection and resection of pancreatic and colon cancer. He has co-authored more than 300 articles, and his work has appeared in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons and Cancer Research, among others. Dr. Bouvet completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a residency in general surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. Dr. Bouvet is board-certified in general surgery.