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Mustafa Hussain, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Director, Center for the Surgical Treatment of Obesity

Associate Program Director, General Surgery

Mustafa Hussain, MD, has advanced training in bariatric surgery, minimally invasive surgery and surgical oncology. Dr. Hussain has expertise in all standard primary weight loss surgeries, including the Lap-Band procedure, sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and duodenal switch. He also has a special interest in revisional bariatric surgery. Additionally, Dr. Hussain is working closely with the surgical oncology team to expand the use of minimally invasive and laparoscopic approaches in the surgical treatment of esophageal, pancreatic and gastrointestinal cancers.

His research interests include bariatric surgery outcomes, the genetics and physiology of obesity, the impact of gut hormones on obesity and diabetes, and minimally invasive approaches to cancer surgery.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

General Surgery

Medical School, Internship and Residency

New York University


National Cancer Institute/NIH, Bethesda, MD (surgical oncology)
Cornell University and Columbia University, New York (bariatric and minimally invasive surgery)


American College of Surgeons
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-5438

Office Fax

(773) 834-0201

Office Postal Address

Mustafa Hussain, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4052
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. Hussain

Dr. Hussain is a member of the multidisciplinary Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center.

Cheryl knew obesity was the cause of mounting concerns for her future. After losing more than 80 pounds, she credits Dr. Hussain for performing the surgery that changed every aspect of her life for better.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Hussain's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.