Luise Pernar, MD

Associate Professor, Surgery

Luise Pernar
75 East Newton Street


Luise Pernar, MD, MHPE, Surgery, specializes in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery and is associate program director for the general surgery residency. Her scholarly interest is in surgical education and curriculum development. In 2021, she received the Association for Surgical Education Linnea Hauge, PhD, Promising Educational Scholar Award in recognition of her work. While the main focus of her research is on surgery education, she also has a prolific clinical research portfolio, focusing on quality improvement and outcomes in hernia and bariatric surgery.


  • Harvard Medical School, MD
  • Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences, MHPE


  • Published on 6/1/2022

    Ju Z, Anderson W, Istfan N, Carmine B, Carter C, Pernar L, Marshall A, Hess DT. Comparison of weight loss outcomes between Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy in a racially mixed urban patient population. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2022 Oct; 18(10):1218-1227. PMID: 35794035.

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  • Published on 5/10/2022

    Pernar LI, Hess DT. Creating a Welcoming Surgery Residency Training Program for LGBTQ Trainees. Am Surg. 2022 Dec; 88(12):2796-2801. PMID: 35538707.

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  • Published on 2/28/2022

    Stolarski AE, Alonso A, Aly S, Feeney T, Pereira F, Carter C, Hess D, Pernar LI, Carmine B, Drake FT. The impact of English proficiency on outcomes after bariatric surgery. Surg Endosc. 2022 Oct; 36(10):7385-7391. PMID: 35229210.

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  • Published on 1/30/2022

    Aly S, Stolarski AE, Beresneva O, Carter CO, Pernar LI, Carmine B, Hess DT. Rogue Staples: a Culprit in Post-operative Small Bowel Obstruction. Obes Surg. 2022 04; 32(4):1394-1396. PMID: 35094197.

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  • Published on 1/3/2022

    Hasley RB, Aly S, Carter CO, Carmine B, Hess DT, McAneny D, Pernar LI. Application of the Caprini Risk Assessment Model to Select Patients for Extended Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Sleeve Gastrectomy. J Gastrointest Surg. 2022 02; 26(2):298-304. PMID: 34981292.

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  • Published on 11/19/2021

    Geary AD, Sanfey H, Glynn L, Pernar LI. Teaching assistant cases in general surgery training - A literature review. Am J Surg. 2022 Jun; 223(6):1088-1093. PMID: 34819229.

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  • Published on 10/2/2021

    Geary AD, Hess DT, Pernar LI. Efficacy of a resident-as-teacher program (RATP) for general surgery residents: An evaluation of 3 Years of implementation. Am J Surg. 2021 Dec; 222(6):1093-1098. PMID: 34615604.

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  • Published on 8/5/2021

    Pernar LI, Sachs TE, Tseng JF, Hess DT. Structuring Research Rotations to Facilitate Surgery Residents' Academic Productivity. J Surg Educ. 2022 Jan-Feb; 79(1):31-34. PMID: 34366284.

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  • Published on 7/21/2021

    Pernar LI, Geary A. An educational framework for teaching assistant cases. Am J Surg. 2021 12; 222(6):1189-1190. PMID: 34311950.

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  • Published on 7/2/2021

    Zambare WV, Hess DT, Kenzik K, Pernar LI. Outcomes in Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Implications for Surgical Resident Education. J Surg Educ. 2021 Nov-Dec; 78(6):e161-e168. PMID: 34219036.

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