Thomas Inge, MD
Professor, Surgery-Peds Surgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (1993)
Graduate School :
  • PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University (1993)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, The College of William and Mary (1987)
Internship:
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics Program (1994)
Residency:
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (1998)
Fellowships:
  • University of Alabama Medical Center (Birmingham) Program, Pediatric Surgery (2000)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Surgery-Peds Surgery

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Surgery-Peds Surgery
  • Chief of Pediatric Surgery
  • Akers Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery
  • Director of Adolescent Bariatric Surgery

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily focused on investigating outcomes of surgical procedures in children, with a focus on discovering the health benefits of weight loss surgery performed in adolescence. My publications are available if you copy and paste the link below into your browser: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Inge%2C%20Thomas%5BAuthor%5D

Teaching

  • Visiting Professor (2017)
    School of Medicine, Surgery

Publications

  • Field AE, Inge TH, Belle SH, Johnson GS, Wahed AS, Pories WJ, Spaniolas K, Mitchell JE, Pomp A, Dakin GF, Wolfe B, Courcoulas AP. Association of Obesity Subtypes in the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery Study and 3-Year Postoperative Weight Change. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 Dec;26(12):1931-1937. PubMed PMID: 30421853
  • Rose SR, Horne VE, Bingham N, Jenkins T, Black J, Inge T. Hypothalamic Obesity: 4 Years of the International Registry of Hypothalamic Obesity Disorders. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 Nov;26(11):1727-1732. PubMed PMID: 30296362
  • Inge TH, Zeitler PS. Potential Effects of Bariatric Surgery and Reduced Interleukin 32 Levels on Type 2 Diabetes and Its Comorbidities-Reply. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Oct 1;172(10):986-987. PubMed PMID: 30276416
  • Kohli R, Bhattacharjee J, Inge TH. Postprandial Uridine Physiology Is Altered by Obesity. Gastroenterology. 2018 Nov;155(5):1645-1646. PubMed PMID: 30142337
  • Kumar S, Hossain MJ, Inge T, Balagopal PB. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery in youth with severe obesity: 1-year longitudinal changes in spexin. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2018 Oct;14(10):1537-1543. PubMed PMID: 30131311
  • Inge TH. Bariatric Surgery May Improve Type 2 Diabetes and Its Comorbidities by Reducing Interleukin 32 Levels. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30105366
  • Pratt JSA, Browne A, Browne NT, Bruzoni M, Cohen M, Desai A, Inge T, Linden BC, Mattar SG, Michalsky M, Podkameni D, Reichard KW, Stanford FC, Zeller MH, Zitsman J. ASMBS pediatric metabolic and bariatric surgery guidelines, 2018. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2018 Jul;14(7):882-901. PubMed PMID: 30077361
  • Inge TH, Coley RY, Bazzano LA, Xanthakos SA, McTigue K, Arterburn D, Williams N, Wellman R, Coleman KJ, Courcoulas A, Desai NK, Anau J, Pardee R, Toh S, Janning C, Cook A, Sturtevant J, Horgan C, Zebrick AJ, Michalsky M. Comparative effectiveness of bariatric procedures among adolescents: the PCORnet bariatric study. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2018 Sep;14(9):1374-1386. PubMed PMID: 29793877
  • Inge TH, Laffel LM, Jenkins TM, Marcus MD, Leibel NI, Brandt ML, Haymond M, Urbina EM, Dolan LM, Zeitler PS. Comparison of Surgical and Medical Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes in Severely Obese Adolescents. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 May 1;172(5):452-460. PubMed PMID: 29532078
  • Bray GA, Heisel WE, Afshin A, Jensen MD, Dietz WH, Long M, Kushner RF, Daniels SR, Wadden TA, Tsai AG, Hu FB, Jakicic JM, Ryan DH, Wolfe BM, Inge TH. The Science of Obesity Management: An Endocrine Society Scientific Statement. Endocr Rev. 2018 Apr 1;39(2):79-132. PubMed PMID: 29518206
  • Davis S, Nehus E, Inge T, Zhang W, Setchell K, Mitsnefes M. Effect of bariatric surgery on urinary sphingolipids in adolescents with severe obesity. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Dec 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29396280
  • Michalsky MP, Inge TH, Jenkins TM, Xie C, Courcoulas A, Helmrath M, Brandt ML, Harmon CM, Chen M, Dixon JB, Urbina EM. Cardiovascular Risk Factors After Adolescent Bariatric Surgery. Pediatrics. 2018 Jan 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29311357
  • Goldschmidt AB, Khoury J, Jenkins TM, Bond DS, Thomas JG, Utzinger LM, Zeller MH, Inge TH, Mitchell JE. Adolescent Loss-of-Control Eating and Weight Loss Maintenance After Bariatric Surgery. Pediatrics. 2018 Jan;141(1). PubMed PMID: 29237801
  • DeFoor WR Jr, Inge TH, Jenkins TM, Jackson E, Courcoulas A, Michalsky M, Brandt M, Kollar L, Xie C. Prospective evaluation of urinary incontinence in severely obese adolescents presenting for weight loss surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Sep 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29074351
  • Ryder JR, Gross AC, Fox CK, Kaizer AM, Rudser KD, Jenkins TM, Ratcliff MB, Kelly AS, Kirk S, Siegel RM, Inge TH. Factors associated with long-term weight-loss maintenance following bariatric surgery in adolescents with severe obesity. Int J Obes (Lond). 2018 Jan;42(1):102-107. PubMed PMID: 28894289
  • Davis S, Nehus E, Inge T, Zhang W, Setchell K, Mitsnefes M. Effect of bariatric surgery on urinary sphingolipids in adolescents with severe obesity. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Dec 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29396280
  • DeFoor WR Jr, Inge TH, Jenkins TM, Jackson E, Courcoulas A, Michalsky M, Brandt M, Kollar L, Xie C. Prospective evaluation of urinary incontinence in severely obese adolescents presenting for weight loss surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Sep 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29074351
  • Stefater MA, Inge TH. Bariatric Surgery for Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes: an Emerging Therapeutic Strategy. Curr Diab Rep. 2017 Aug;17(8):62. PubMed PMID: 28681327
  • Shah AS, Jenkins T, Gao Z, Daniels SR, Urbina EM, Kirk S, Siegel R, Inge TH. Lipid changes 8 years post gastric bypass in adolescents with severe obesity (FABS-5 study). Int J Obes (Lond). 2017 Oct;41(10):1579-1584. PubMed PMID: 28634364
  • Sarwer DB, Dilks RJ, Spitzer JC, Berkowitz RI, Wadden TA, Moore RH, Chittams JL, Brandt ML, Chen MK, Courcoulas AP, Harmon CM, Helmrath MA, Michalsky MP, Xanthakos SA, Zeller MH, Jenkins TM, Inge TH. Changes in Dietary Intake and Eating Behavior in Adolescents After Bariatric Surgery: an Ancillary Study to the Teen-LABS Consortium. Obes Surg. 2017 Dec;27(12):3082-3091. PubMed PMID: 28625002
  • Zeller MH, Pendery EC, Reiter-Purtill J, Hunsaker SL, Jenkins TM, Helmrath MA, Inge TH. From adolescence to young adulthood: trajectories of psychosocial health following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Jul;13(7):1196-1203. PubMed PMID: 28465159
  • Beamish AJ, Gash KJ, Inge TH. Feedback of results to trial participants: be upfront or risk affront. Lancet. 2017 Mar 25;389(10075):1191-1192. PubMed PMID: 28353439
  • Inge TH, Jenkins TM, Xanthakos SA, Dixon JB, Daniels SR, Zeller MH, Helmrath MA. Long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery in adolescents with severe obesity (FABS-5 ): a prospective follow-up analysis. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2017 Mar;5(3):165-173. PubMed PMID: 28065736
  • Jenkins TM, Boyce TW, Ralph Buncher C, Zeller MH, Courcoulas AP, Evans M, Inge TH. Accuracy of Self-Reported Weight Among Adolescent and Young Adults Following Bariatric Surgery. Obes Surg. 2017 Jun;27(6):1529-1532. PubMed PMID: 28012151
  • Nehus EJ, Khoury JC, Inge TH, Xiao N, Jenkins TM, Moxey-Mims MM, Mitsnefes MM. Kidney outcomes three years after bariatric surgery in severely obese adolescents. Kidney Int. 2017 Feb;91(2):451-458. PubMed PMID: 27914704
  • Inge TH, Xanthakos SA. Reversal of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis in Adolescents after Metabolic Surgery. J Pediatr. 2017 Jan;180:6-7. PubMed PMID: 27823767
  • Davidson WS, Inge TH, Sexmith H, Heink A, Elder D, Hui DY, Melchior JT, Kelesidis T, Shah AS. Weight loss surgery in adolescents corrects high-density lipoprotein subspecies and their function. Int J Obes (Lond). 2017 Jan;41(1):83-89. PubMed PMID: 27780977
  • Amin R, Simakajornboon N, Szczesniak R, Inge T. Early improvement in obstructive sleep apnea and increase in orexin levels after bariatric surgery in adolescents and young adults. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Jan;13(1):95-100. PubMed PMID: 27720196
  • Zeller MH, Washington GA, Mitchell JE, Sarwer DB, Reiter-Purtill J, Jenkins TM, Courcoulas AP, Peugh JL, Michalsky MP, Inge TH. Alcohol use risk in adolescents 2 years after bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Jan;13(1):85-94. PubMed PMID: 27567561
  • Zani A, Ford-Adams M, Ratcliff M, Bevan D, Inge TH, Desai A. Weight loss surgery improves quality of life in pediatric patients with osteogenesis imperfecta. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Jan;13(1):41-44. PubMed PMID: 26948942
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Professional Memberships

  • American Surgical Association, Member in Good Standing
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association, Member in Good Standing
  • American College of Surgeons, Member in Good Standing
  • The Obesity Society, Member in Good Standing
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Member in Good Standing

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations
  • Center for Children's Surgery

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Surgery, Board Certification
  • Certification in Pediatric Surgery, Certificate (2002)
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery-Adult General Surgery, Board Certification (1999)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Child and Teen Health - Children's Health
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Child and Teen Health - Infant and Toddler Health
  • Digestive System - Surgical Endoscopy
  • Digestive System
  • Digestive System - Hernia
  • Digestive System - Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Digestive System - Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Emergency Care
  • Failed Prior Surgery
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Weight Loss Surgery
  • Injuries and Wounds
  • Surgery - Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Weight Loss Surgery
  • Surgery - Trauma and Acute Care
  • Surgery - Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (1993)
Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University (1993)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, The College of William and Mary (1987)
Internships:
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics Program (1994)
Residency Programs:
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (1998)
Fellowships:
  • University of Alabama Medical Center (Birmingham) Program, Pediatric Surgery (2000)
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Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Surgery-Peds Surgery
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