Faculty Profile

Arvinpal Singh, MD

Arvinpal Singh, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Medical Director, Emory Bariatric Center

Telephone: 404.778.3476

Email: asingh2@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2004

Biography

When Dr. Singh was appointed medical director of the Emory Bariatric Center in 2012, he instituted a variety of improvements to the service, including the creation of a streamlined, evidence-based pre-operative process to reduce unnecessary pre-op testing, improve efficiency of patients progressing through the pre-op bariatric surgery process, and reduce post-operative complications; instituted universal screening for obstructive sleep apnea, smoking cessation, and diabetic control in bariatric pre-surgical patients to optimize post-op results; created medical student and resident clinical rotations to improve trainee education in the field of obesity medicine; and converted all Bariatric Center charting from paper to electronic medical records. In 2015, he designed and organized a comprehensive non-surgical, medical weight loss and management program called Path2Health, a six-month program that provides patients with tools to work towards their ideal body weight and optimize their health.

Currently, Dr. Singh is a co-investigator with collaborators from radiology and neuropsychology on a pilot study that is seeking to better understand brain structural and functional alterations in morbidly obese patients measured by MRI, and the effects of substantial weight loss from bariatric surgery on the brain. The project's goal is to provide a potential link to mechanisms by which obesity can result in dementia and how weight loss through a variety of available treatments can benefit brain health.

Affiliations

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Emory University Hospital
  • The Emory Clinic

Education

  • MD, Medical College of Georgia, Class of 1998

  • Internal Medicine Internship, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, 1998-1999

  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1999-2001

Honors and Awards

  • Featured Doctor, Doctor's Day, Emory University School of Medicine, 2018

  • 90% Patient Satisfaction Score, Press Ganey, 12/2013-2/2014

  • 90% Patient Satisfaction Score, Press Ganey, 9/2013-11/2013

  • Didactic Teacher of the Year Award, Emory University PA Program, Class of 2013

  • Golden Apple Teaching Award, Emory University Hospital, 2011

Organizational Memberships

  • American Society of Bariatric Physicians

Special Interests

  • Bariatrics

  • Hospital medicine

  • Non-surgical weight loss