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Meet the Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery Center at Sky Ridge

Meet Sky Ridge's Bariatric Surgeon: Dr. Frank Chae

In the below video, Dr. Chae provides information about what bariatric surgery patients can expect at Sky Ridge and some words of encouragement.

Dr. Frank Chae, Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Chae, Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery Center at Sky Ridge, specializes in bariatric (weight-loss) surgery and advanced minimally invasive surgery, including specialized advanced Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery.

He is currently the Chief Surgeon and Head of National Bariatric Center™ at Sky Ridge, and founded the first comprehensive total Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery program in the Rocky Mountain region in 1998 (health insurance carriers' designated Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery).

He is also a teacher and examiner in Bariatric Surgery at the state and national educational programs for physicians and surgeons. His research interests are in the field of minimally invasive bariatric and intestinal surgery. Dr. Chae uses state-of-the-art procedures that have been recognized for their safety. Safety and his patients' success always remain his top priority. That's why more than 3,000 patients have entrusted their care to him.

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Professional Memberships

He is a full member of: 

He was appointed to the Bariatric Surgery Task Force, Representative to the National Patient Safety Foundation and Research/Membership committees for the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). 

Background and Training

Dr. Chae's previous positions included Head of Bariatric Surgery Program, Medical Director, Surgery Practice Director, Surgery Fellowship Director, Medical Student Preceptor, and professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. He was also the Instructor of surgery at the Department of Surgery, George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC.


His education and training background includes premedical studies at Columbia University, medical studies at McGill University, surgery residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and surgery fellowship at the George Washington University Medical Center. He underwent further postgraduate surgery studies at the University of Pittsburgh and Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 303-662-1191.

Dr. Chae and his team know that results vary, so they will create a personalized treatment plan just for you. Learn more by scheduling a free consultation!