Dilhana S. Badurdeen, M.B.B.S., M.D.

  1. Bariatrician
  2. Gastroenterologist

Dilhana Badurdeen, M.B.B.S., M.D., recently joined the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology as a Senior Associate Consultant at Mayo Clinic Florida. She is an Obesity Medicine specialist and Bariatric endoscopist and was previously the lead for the Johns Hopkins Bariatric Endoscopy Program.

Dr. Badurdeen's expertise includes primary endoscopic bariatric procedures such as the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG), placement and removal of intragastric balloons, treatment of weight regain following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with the Transoral Gastric Outlet Reduction (TORe) and revisional Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (R-ESG) procedures for patients with weight regain following a Sleeve gastrectomy.

Her research interests include obesity pathophysiology and innovation to develop novel, less invasive treatments for obesity and metabolic disease.

  1. 2015
    Fellowship - GastroenterologyHoward University Hospital
  2. 2011
    Residency - Internal MedicineHoward University Hospital
  3. 2007
    Internship - Internal MedicineKasturba Hospital
  4. 2007
    MBBSManipal College of Medical Sciences
  5. 2006
    Internship - SurgeryKasturba Hospital


  1. 2018
    Obesity MedicineAmerican Board of Obesity Medicine
  2. 2015
    GastroenterologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 2011
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2014
    Most Outstanding Presentation in the category of Translational and Clinical Sciences at Howard University Research Day 2014Howard University
  2. 2013
    GME Award for Outstanding ProfessionalismHoward University Hospital
  3. 2012
    Portal Hypertension and Variceal Hemorrhage Single Topic Conference Travel AwardAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  4. 2011
    1st place podium presentation at the 2011 annual meetingAmerican College of Physicians
  5. 2011
    Medal for research excellenceDepartment of Medicine, Howard University

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    Abstract Review Committee for DDW, American Gastroenterology Association
  2. 2019 - 2021
    Diversity Committee, American Gastroenterology Association
  3. 2019 - present
    Association for Bariatric Endoscopy
  4. 2019 - present
    Women in Intervention Endoscopy
  5. 2015 - present
    American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  6. 2013 - present
    American Gastroenterology Association
  7. 2013 - present
    American College of Gastroenterology