Associate Professor, (Clinical Scholar Track)
Program Director, ACES Advanced Gastrointestinal/Minimally Invasive Surgery Clinical Fellowship
Assistant Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Iman Ghaderi, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS. is an associate professor with the University of Arizona Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Section of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery.

Dr. Ghaderi received his MD from the Shahid Beheshti (formerly known as National) University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran in 1999. He earned his Masters of Science in the Division of General Surgery at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He then completed his clinical clerkship and general surgery residency training at the Western University in London, Canada. In addition, he has completed the Association of Surgical Education Research Fellowship (SERF) program. He then went on to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a 2-year research and clinical fellowship in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. During this time, Dr. Ghaderi pursued an advanced degree in the Master of Health Professions Education Program at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Dr. Ghaderi’s clinical research focus is on preoperative risk reduction, the management of upper GI and bariatric patients, and outcomes of various minimally invasive foregut and bariatric procedures. With respect to academic research, over the years he has developed an interest in surgical education with focus on acquisition of surgical skills and assessment of operative performance. Dr. Ghaderi’s current research focus is on surgeon’s expertise and the cognitive aspect of learning in training of surgical residents and advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery fellows.



Gabrysz-Forget F, Bonds M, Lovett M, Alseidi A, Ghaderi I, Nepomnayshy D.  2020.  Practicing on the Advanced Training in Laparoscopic Suturing Curriculum (ATLAS): Is Mastery Learning in Residency Feasible to Achieve Expert-Level Performance in Laparoscopic Suturing? J Surg Educ. 77(5):1138-1145. PMID: 32184062


Fu SS, Carton MM, Ghaderi I, Galvani CA.  2018.  Robotic-Assisted Simultaneous Repair of Paraesophageal Hernia and Morgagni Hernia: Technical Report.. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 28(6):745-750. PMID: 29237144