Shauna Levy, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

Chief, Division of MIS/Bariatric Surgery
School of Medicine

Education & Affiliations

B.A., Emory University, Atlanta Georgia, 2004
M.D., University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Texas, 2009
Internship: General Surgery, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Texas, 2009-2010
Residency: General Surgery, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Texas, 2010-2016
MS in Clinical Research, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Texas, 2011-2013
Minimally Invasive Surgery (Foregut/Bariatrics) Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 2016-2017
Certification American Board of Surgery, 2016- present
Certification American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, 2017 - present
Diplomate of American Board of Obesity Medicine, 2020 - present

Areas of Expertise

Minimally Invasive Surgery
Bariatric Surgery
Roux en y gastric bypass
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy
Duodenal switch
Robotic Surgery
Hernia Repair
Foregut Surgery
Medical weight loss


Shauna Levy, MD, MS, FACS, FASMBS, DABOM is an Assistant Professor of Surgery who started as full-time faculty at Tulane University Medical Center in October 2017.  Dr Levy is double board certified in General Surgery and Obesity medicine.  She is fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery with an emphasis on Foregut and Bariatric surgery. She is also the Medical Director of Tulane’s Bariatric and Weight Loss Center.

Dr Levy has always been interested in fitness, weight loss and nutrition; she is very passionate about helping patients treat the disease of obesity.  She works closely with patients to determine the best treatment for disease including medication, surgery or both. She specializes in anti-obesity medications as well as surgical weight loss treatments including vertical sleeve gastrectomy, roux en y gastric bypass and duodenal switch.  This clinic can also help patients who have gained weight back after bariatric surgery. Dr Levy works with each patient to help them achieve long term weight loss. 

In addition to her work at Tulane, Dr Levy is very passionate about improving access to care for obesity treatments and educating the public on obesity treatment options. She is the State Access to Care Representative (STAR) for the Louisiana Chapter of ASMBS. She is President-Elect of the Louisiana ASMBS chapter. Additionally, she has recently been featured in many news outlets discussing new treatment options for obesity as well as the need for better insurance coverage for obesity treatments.  You can find Dr Levy on The Hill Magazine, BBC World NewsNBC News onlineThe Daily MailFood We Need To Talk Podcast, America Dissected Podcast, SiriusXM Doctor Radio, and more.  


Dr Levy's favorite role is mom to two young girls.  They enjoy spending time exploring Louisiana.

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Dr. Shauna Levy discusses Obesity and Weight Loss Surgery on WLAE's 'Doctors New Orleans' feature.

Doctors New Orleans / Obesity & Weight Loss Surgery from WLAE Video on Vimeo.


Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Many people believe obesity is caused by simply overeating and a lack of self-control. It is a chronic, progressive disease caused by many genetic and environmental factors. Watch Dr. Shauna Levy on FOX 8 TV NOLA's health minute.




Perioperative quality
Surgical safety
Bariatric Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery
Bariatric Surgery
Advanced Laparoscopy
Robotic Surgery
Advanced Endoscopy
Hernia Repair
Foregut Surgery
General Surgery
Weight loss
Medical weight loss
Surgical weight loss
Body Image