Michael A. Edwards, M.D.

Departments

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Languages

English

Michael A. Edwards, M.D., is a physician in the Department of General Surgery at Mayo Clinic hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. His clinical interests include the multidisciplinary care of patients with severe obesity, gastrointestinal and abdominal wall disorders using minimal access surgical techniques, such as minimally invasive (laparoscopic) and robotic-assisted surgery. He also treats conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux, hiatal and paraesophageal hernias, gastroparesis, spleen disorders, and benign disorders of the gallbladder and benign disorders of the adrenal gland (hyperaldosteronism, Cushing's syndrome and pheochromocytoma).

He earned his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., where he also completed his surgical residency. Afterwards, Dr. Edwards was a fellow in surgical critical care at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, followed by a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Edwards has authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts in his area of medicine, and has edited and reviewed many other professional publications. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

In his free time, Dr. Edwards enjoys spending time with his family and dogs, golfing, and community engagement and outreach activities.

  1. 2006
    Fellowship - Minimally Invasive Bariatric SurgeryBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University
  2. 2005
    Fellowship - Surgical Critical CareBarnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine
  3. 2004
    Residency - SurgeryGeorge Washington University School of Medicine
  4. 1998
    MDGeorge Washington University School of Medicine
  5. 1991
    BA - Health and SocietyCornell University

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    Top DoctorsPhiladelphia Magazine
  2. 2015
    Temple Physician Leadership AcademyTemple University Hospital
  3. 2013
    Castle Connolly List of Top Regional DoctorsDepartment of Surgery, Georgia Regents University
  4. 2011
    National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment ProgramMedical College of Georgia
  5. 2009
    National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment ProgramMedical College of Georgia
  6. 2008
    Award for Outstanding Effort in Developing Skills CurriculumDepartment of Surgery, Medical College of Georgia
  7. 2008
    Diabetes and Obesity Discovery Institute GrantMedical College of Georgia
  8. 1993
    J.T. Tai Foundation ScholarshipGeorge Washington University School of Medicine
  9. 1993
    Horowitz ScholarshipGeorge Washington University School of Medicine
  10. 1993
    National Medical ScholarshipGeorge Washington University School of Medicine
  11. 1993
    Hilda Drake ScholarshipGeorge Washington University School of Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    Member, Program CommitteeSociety for Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery
  2. 2020 - present
    Member, Publications CommitteeSociety for Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery
  3. 2020 - present
    Member, Hernia CommitteeSociety for Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery
  4. 2020 - present
    Member, Development CommitteeSociety for Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery
  5. 2020 - present
    Research CommitteeSoutheastern Surgical Congress
  6. 2020 - present
    MemberNorth East Florida Medical Society
  7. 2020 - present
    Surgical MemberSurgery Quality Subcommittee, Department of Surgery
  8. 2019 - present
    Abstract Reviewer for Annual MeetingSociety of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  9. 2019 - present
    MemberFlorida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
  10. 2019 - present
    ModeratorSociety for Surgery of he Alimentary Tract
  11. 2019 - present
    2019 Annual Meeting Programming Committee, MemberSociety of Black Academic Surgeons
  12. 2019 - present
    Abstract ReviewerSociety for Black Academic Surgeons
  13. 2018 - present
    MemberDepartment of Surgery Education Committee, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
  14. 2018 - present
    MemberResearch and Scholarship, MFS Committee, Lewis Katz School of Medicine
  15. 2018 - present
    2018 Annual Meeting Programming Committee, MemberSociety of Black Academic Surgeons
  16. 2018 - present
    Abstract ReviewerSociety for Black Academic Surgeons
  17. 2017 - present
    Dean's AppointmentDiversity Council, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
  18. 2017 - present
    Commitee on Health Equity, Diversity and InclusionAmerican Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  19. 2017 - 2018
    Dean's AppointmentPA Admissions Committee, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
  20. 2017 - present
    Member3rd and 4th Year Curriculum Task Force, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
  21. 2017 - 2019
    Committee MemberSociety of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  22. 2017 - 2019
    Committee MemberSociety of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  23. 2017 - 2018
    Co-ChairSociety of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  24. 2017 - present
    MemberPhysician Assistant Program Director Search Committee, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
  25. 2017 - present
    Committee member, Quality, Cost and Patient Safety CommitteeAmerican Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  26. 2017 - present
    2017 Annual Meeting Program Committee MemberSociety of Black Academic Surgeons
  27. 2017 - present
    Abstract ReviewerSociety for Black Academic Surgeons
  28. 2016 - 2018
    MemberPhysician Assistant Program Curriculum Committee, Dean's Appointee, Lewis Katz School of Medicine
  29. 2016
    MemberObesity Research Day Program Steering Committee, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
  30. 2016 - present
    MemberBylaws Committee, Temple University Hospital
  31. 2016 - present
    Committee MemberSociety of Black Academic Surgeons
  32. 2016 - present
    Committee MemberSociety of Black Academic Surgeons
  33. 2016 - 2017
    ChairFaculty Development, MFS Standing Committee, Lewis Katz School of Medicine
  34. 2016 - 2017
    MemberClimate Survey Task Force, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
  35. 2016 - present
    FellowAmerican Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  36. 2016 - present
    Abstract ReviewerSociety of Black Academic Surgeons
  37. 2015 - present
    MemberClinical Competency Committee, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
  38. 2015 - 2017
    Co-ChairDiversity, MFS Standing Committee, Lewis Katz School of Medicine
  39. 2015 - present
    MemberPhysician Assistant Program Advisory Committee, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
  40. 2015 - 2016
    MemberPhysician Assistant Program Curriculum, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
  41. 2015 - 2016
    MemberLCME Institutional Setting - Faculty Subcommittee, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
  42. 2014 - 2015
    MemberPhysician Assistant Program Director Search Committee, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
  43. 2014
    JudgeRobert D. Harwick Resident Research Symposium, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
  44. 2014 - 2018
    MemberOR Executive Committee, Temple University Hospital
  45. 2014 - present
    MemberResidency Program Evaluation Committee, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
  46. 2014 - 2017
    MemberFaculty Development, MFS Standing Committee, Lewis Katz School of Medicine
  47. 2014 - present
    MemberAppointments and Promotion, MFS Committee, Lewis Katz School of Medicine
  48. 2014 - present
    MemberSociety for Black Academic Surgeons
  49. 2014 - present
    Abstract Reviewer for Annual MeetingSociety of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  50. 2013 - 2016
    Committee MemberAmerican Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  51. 2013 - present
    Abstract Reviewer for Annual MeetingSociety of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  52. 2012 - 2014
    Co-DirectorMedical-Surgical Interdisciplinary GI Conference, Georgia Regents University
  53. 2012 - present
    Abstract Reviewer for Annual MeetingSociety of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  54. 2011
    MemberTransformation 2020 MCGHS P&D Committee Strategic Priority 6, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, Georgia Regents University
  55. 2011 - 2015
    Committee MemberSociety of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  56. 2011 - 2015
    Committee MemberSociety of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  57. 2011 - 2012
    Co-ChairSociety of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  58. 2011 - 2012
    Senator at LargeMCG Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, Georgia Regents University
  59. 2010
    Co-LeaderPresident's Faculty Satisfaction Action Team: Human Assurance, Committee Administration Advisory Workgroup, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, Georgia Regents University
  60. 2009 - 2011
    MemberHuman Assurance Committee, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, Georgia Regents University
  61. 2009 - 2010
    MemberAdult Operating Room Committee, Georgia Regents University Medical Center
  62. 2009 - 2010
    MemberInfection Control Committee, Georgia Regents University Medical Center
  63. 2009 - 2010
    ChairAdult OR Subcommittee on Infection Control, Georgia Regents University Medical Center
  64. 2009 - 2010
    MemberAd Hoc Committee Sepsis Bundles, Georgia Regents University Medical Center
  65. 2009 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  66. 2008
    Mock Oral ExaminerGeorge Chapter ACS Annual Meeting, Georgia Regents University
  67. 2008 - present
    MemberNetwork of Minority Research Investigators, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health
  68. 2008 - present
    MemberSociety for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  69. 2007 - 2013
    EvaluatorMedical Student Surgical Clerkship, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, Georgia Regents University
  70. 2007 - 2011
    FacultySenate Student Promotions Committee, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, Georgia Regents University
  71. 2007 - 2008
    Applicant InterviewerMedical College of Georgia School of Medicine, Georgia Regents University
  72. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  73. 2007 - present
    FellowThe Southeastern Surgical Congress
  74. 2007 - present
    MemberThe Association for Surgical Education
  75. 2006 - 2011
    MemberHuman Assurance Committee, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, Georgia Regents University
  76. 2006 - 2011
    Committee ChairVirtual Education and Simulation Lab Skills Curriculum, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, Georgia Regents University
  77. 2006
    Essential Course Committee MemberAmerican Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  78. 2005 - 2015
    Committee MemberAssociation for Surgical Education
  79. 2005 - present
    MemberSociety of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  80. 2005 - present
    MemberNational Medical Association
  81. 2003 - 2016
    MemberSociety for Critical Care Medicine
  82. 2003 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  83. 1999 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons