Terrence M. Fullum, M.D., FACS is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Howard University College of Medicine (HUCM). In that capacity, he serves as Medical Director of the Howard University Center for Wellness and Weight Loss Surgery. He is also Chief, Division of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Howard University Hospital (huhsurgery.com). Dr. Fullum is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and he is board certified in General Surgery. He also serves as the Director of the Advance Laparoscopic and Bariatric Fellowship Training Program.

Dr. Fullum has an extensive background in laparoscopic surgery, both in general and bariatric surgery. He received advanced laparoscopic training from Dr. James "Butch" Rosser, a national authority on laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Fullum has performed over 5000 laparoscopic surgeries and over 1000 laparoscopic Roux en Y gastric bypass procedures. Dr. Fullum has developed and directed 5 bariatric surgery programs and has been instrumental in center of excellence (COE) accreditations of 2 of these programs. He is currently directing efforts for COE accreditation at the Howard University Center for Wellness and Weight Loss Surgery.

Active in professional associations, Dr. Fullum holds memberships in the American College of Surgeons, Society of Black Academic Surgeons, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and he is president-elect of the surgical section of the National Medical Association.

Dr. Fullum has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally, and has published multiple articles and textbook chapters on laparoscopic surgery. He is also founder and director of the Diverse Surgeons' Initiative, a national program designed to train minority and diverse surgery residents in laparoscopic surgery.

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