Leena Khaitan, MD, MPH, FASMBS, is a surgeon at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. She trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency and then went to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery. She served as director of Bariatrics and Esophageal Physiology at Emory Healthcare before taking her current position. At UH she is a Professor of Surgery, Director of the Metabolic and Bariatric Nutrition Center and the Esophageal and Swallowing Center within the Digestive Health Institute. She is associate fellowship director for MIS/bariatrics. She is a Board member of SAGES and chairs the Foregut Committee. At ASMBS she is a leader in the effort to formalize training and certification in bariatric endoscopy. Research interests include bariatric surgery, benign diseases of the esophagus and gastroesophageal reflux disease.