David S. Tichansky, MD, MBA, FACS

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211 South Ninth Street
Walnut Towers, Suite 402
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

(215) 955-0020
(215) 503-7577 fax

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Medical School

New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - 1996


Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond

Board Certification


Hospital Appointment

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Methodist Hospital

Other Expertise

Dr. Tichansky is a board certified surgeon who is fellowship- trained in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric surgery. He grew up in Wayne, New Jersey and attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and was a member of the national mechanical engineering honor society. He went on to attend UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in Newark where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree in May 1996 and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. After medical school, he did his surgical residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and completed a Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship in June 2003 at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.

Following training, he went into private practice in Princeton, N.J. until he accepted a faculty position with The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis to pursue an academic career in Minimally Invasive Surgery in August 2004. While there he served as Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Co-Director of the Weight Management Center at Methodist University Hospital, Co-Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at the Regional Medical Center, Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at UT, and a member of the Board of Directors for UT Medical Group.

Dr. Tichansky returned to Jefferson in 2008 to create the Jefferson Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program. He is currently a Professor of Surgery and Director of the Division of Minimally Invasive, Metabolic, and Bariatric Surgery. In May 2017, Dr. Tichansky graduated from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. He double-majored in Strategic Management and Operations, Information & Decisions.

Dr. Tichansky is a past chairman of the Membership Committee of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and serves on many national committees for ASMBS as well as the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He has performed extensive research in the fields of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery to improve patient safety and care and has authored/co-authored more than 85 peer- reviewed articles, ten book chapters, and greater than 115 scientific presentations.