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Dr. Vance Albaugh Named Assistant Professor of Metabolic Surgery

Released: Thursday, October 15, 2020


BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – Dr. Vance L. Albaugh has been named Assistant Professor of Metabolic Surgery at Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

“The addition of Dr. Albaugh further strengthens an already world-class team of physicians and researchers at Pennington Biomedical’s Bariatric and Metabolic Institute,” said John Kirwan, PhD, Executive Director of the Research Center. “His expertise in metabolic and bariatric surgery and his extensive experience with metabolic syndrome, fatty liver disease, obesity and diabetes aligns perfectly with Pennington Biomedical’s mission to discover the triggers of chronic disease and will benefit patients and researchers.”

Dr. Albaugh earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at Coastal Carolina University, a Ph.D. in Physiology at Penn State University, and a medical degree at Penn State College of Medicine.

In addition to a postdoctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in surgical metabolism and metabolic surgery, Dr. Albaugh managed the Bariatric Surgery Core within the Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center at Vanderbilt University. He also served as Associate College Advisor for the school’s Medical Scientist Training Program.

Most recently Dr. Albaugh was a Teaching Fellow at Cleveland Clinic where he also completed training in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. He remains an active member on the editorial board of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.

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About LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center

LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center is at the forefront of medical discovery as it relates to understanding the triggers of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia. The center conducts basic, clinical and population research, and is affiliated with Louisiana State University. The research enterprise at Pennington Biomedical includes over 450 employees within a network of 40 clinics and research laboratories, and 13 highly specialized core service facilities. Its scientists and physician/scientists are supported by research trainees, lab technicians, nurses, dietitians and other support personnel. Pennington Biomedical is located in state-of-the-art research facilities on a 222-acre campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.