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Vance Albaugh, MD, General Surgery, Baton Rouge, LA, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center

VanceLeeAlbaughMDPhD

General Surgery Baton Rouge, LA

Bariatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Assistant Professor of Metabolic Surgery, Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, Pennington Biomedical Research Center; Assistant Professor of Surgery, LSU Health Sciences Center

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Summary

  • Dr. Vance L. Albaugh is a metabolic and bariatric surgeon in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He received his medical degree from Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his residency training in general surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and his surgical subspecialty training in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He specializes in metabolic and bariatric surgery, and has extensive experienced in metabolic syndrome, malabsorption syndromes, hepatic steatosis, morbid obesity, and diabetes mellitus.
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    Vance L. Albaugh earned his medical degree from Penn State University College of Medicine. Dr. Albaugh then completed his general surgery residency at Vander...

Education & Training

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Cleveland Clinic FoundationFellowship, MIS and Bariatric Surgery, 2019 - 2020
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Cleveland Clinic FoundationResidency, General Surgery, 2020
  • Vanderbilt University
    Vanderbilt UniversityResidency, General Surgery, 2011 - 2019
  • Penn State University Affiliated HospitalsClass of 2011, MD
  • Penn State College of MedicinePhD, Physiology, 2009
  • Coastal Carolina UniversityBS, Biology, Magna Cum Laude, 1999 - 2003

Certifications & Licensure

  • LA State Medical License
    LA State Medical License 2020 - 2022
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2019 - 2021
  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2014 - 2020
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American College of SurgeonsCertified Instructor, Advanced Trauma & Life Support
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic SurgeonsFundamental Use of Surgical Energy
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic SurgeonsFundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic SurgeonsFundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Alfred Blalock Surgical Research Award Section of Surgical Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2016
  • Ethan Sims Young Investigator Award The Obesity Society, 2015
  • Leadership Scholarship - Clinical Trial Methods Course Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons, 2015
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Bile Diversion, a Bariatric Surgery, and Bile Acid Signaling Reduce Central Cocaine Reward  
    Vance L Albaugh, India A Reddy, Naji N Abumrad, PLoS One
  • Arginine Metabolism in Cancer: A Valid Therapeutic Target?  
    Albaugh VL, Pinzon-Guzman C, Barbul A, Journal of Nutritional Oncology, 1/1/2017
  • Early increases in plasma bile acids post Roux-en-Y gastric bypass are driven by insulin sensitizing, secondary bile acids  
    Albaugh VL, Flynn CR, Cai S, Xiao Y, Tamboli RA, Abumrad NN, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 1/1/2015
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Total Small Bowel Length Varies Widely in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery.
    Bolduc A, Albaugh VL, Spann MD, Aher CV, English WJ, Williams DB, Obesity Weekend sponsored by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, 1/1/2018
  • The Incidence of Orthostatic Intolerance After Bariatric Surgery.
    Zhang JB, Tamboli RA, Albaugh VL, Williams DB, Kilkelly DM, Grijalva CG, Abumrad NN, Shibao CA, American Heart Association - High Blood Pressure Council, 1/1/2018
  • Trust your gut - the Driver of the Metabolic Benefits of Bariatric Surgery.
    Albaugh VL (Invited Speaker), Southeastern Regional Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Conference, sponsored by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Nashville, TN, 1/1/2018
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Lectures

  • Session: Bile Acids, Bariatric Surgery, and Resolution of Co-morbidities: It's No Soap (At Least Not Just Soap). 
    Obesity Week 2018 Nashville, TN - 11/1/2018
  • @NEJM Resident 360: "Physician-Scientists: Endangered Species or an Evolving Breed" 
    1/1/2018
  • Mouse Models of Bariatric Surgery - Common Pitfalls and Clinical Application? Session: Approaches to Studying Mouse Models of Obesity 
    Obesity Week 2018 - Nashville, TN - 1/1/2018
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Press Mentions

  • Bile Acids Mediate Metabolic Benefits of Weight-Loss Surgery
    Bile Acids Mediate Metabolic Benefits of Weight-Loss SurgeryJanuary 11th, 2019
  • Study Finds Rerouting Bile Acids May Offer Simpler Alternative to Gastric Bypass Surgery
    Study Finds Rerouting Bile Acids May Offer Simpler Alternative to Gastric Bypass SurgeryJuly 21st, 2015
  • Dr. Vance Albaugh Named Assistant Professor of Metabolic Surgery
    Dr. Vance Albaugh Named Assistant Professor of Metabolic SurgeryDecember 1st, 2020

Grant Support

  • Mechanisms of Bile Acid Signaling and Metabolism following Gastric BypassNational Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases2014–2017
  • Mechanisms of Bile Acid Signaling and Metabolism following Gastric BypassNational Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases2014
  • Acute Effects Of Olanzapine On Plasma Leptin, Glucose Tolerance Free Fatty AcidsNational Center For Research Resources2009
  • Seed Grant, "A double blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study examining the acute effects of olanzapine on leptin, oral glucose tolerance and blood lipids in healthy volunteers"American Medical Association, Foundation2008–2009

Research History

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of SurgeryMetabolic & Bariatric Surgery Research Fellow working to better understand the metabolic and hormonal changes associated with bariatric surgery, with an emphasis on the weight loss-independent effects on insulin sensitivity, GI hormone signaling and other obesity co-morbidities.2014 - 2017
  • Graduate Student, Department of Cellular & Molecular PhysiologyMedical Scientist Training Program, Penn State College of Medicine / Hershey Medical Center. Dissertation examined the metabolic side effects of the commonly used medications known as "Atypical Antipsychotics" including olanzapine, clozapine and risperidone.2003 - 2011

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