We are going to take a look into Dr. George Fielding’s life from his schooling to his current position at NYU School of Medicine. George Fielding started his studies at the University of Queensland in Australia. He graduated in 1979 and then went on to complete his medical training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital which is also in Queensland, Australia. George became extremely interested in laparoscopic and hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgery during his post graduate years. From 1987 to 1988, George Fielding served as Senior Registrar for the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in Glasgow, Scotland. He studied in Britain and Switzerland as well until 1989 when he return to Australia to be a surgeon at his old stomping grounds of the Royal Brisbane Hospital. He still to this day returns to the Royal Brisbane Hospital as a visiting surgeon. Other endeavors Dr. Fielding took part in was serving as a registrar and visiting surgeon with the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, The Nebraska Medical Center, and the Universität Bern. When he felt it was time for a change he opened his own private practice at the Wesley Hospital. This is where he became very well known for his work in his earlier interests; laparoscopic, bariatric, and hepato-biliary surgery. Not only is Dr. George Fielding incredible at what he does he has shared his knowledge and taught his techniques to surgeons around the world.
Some may argue that this particular specialty of interest Dr. George Fielding has steamed from his own personal battles. Up until 1999 Dr. Fielding weighed over 300lbs. He made a decision to ultimately take his own advice and get the surgery done to himself that he has performed on hundreds. 10 years later he is down more than 100lbs and encouraging people to do as he has done and take control of their health and their lives.
In 2004 Dr. George Fielding joined as an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the New York University Langone Medical Center and School of Medicine.Dr. George Fielding was named one of the 30 most influential members of American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) over the last 30 years To date, he has performed more than 4000 bariatric surgeries, and has extensive experience operating on “super” obese patients and obese children. He has published more than 150 journal articles, abstracts, and book chapters. Below are some recent articles surrounding Dr. George Fielding and his current work.
–The Sydney Morning Herald
–The Brisbane Times