The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has appointed William Barlow (Barry) Inabnet, III, MD, head of the surgery department, efficient Sept. 16 after a comprehensive and national search.
As chair, Dr. Inabnet will support the department’s academic, clinical, and research operations; work together across college and university to continue interdisciplinary studies, academic programs, and institutional grants; and mentor and empower successful professors and learners.
He joins the Mount Sinai Health System College where he was Eugene W. Friedman, MD, Surgery Professor, and Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism Institute Surgical Director at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine. He also served as the endocrine surgery system leader for the Mount Sinai Health System eight-hospital, as well as the Mount Sinai Adrenal Center founder and co-director. Dr. Inabnet served as Chair of Operation at Mount Sinai Beth Israel from 2014-18 and oversaw the incorporation of the facility into the Mount Sinai Health System.
Dr. Inabnet finished his University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill undergraduate and medical training, followed by Rush-Presbyterian-St residency training. Luke’s Medical Center and a Surgical Endocrinology Fellowship at the Paris, France, Cochin Hospital.
Dr. Inabnet is a global authority in minimally invasive endocrine surgery, pioneering fresh methods in minimal access endocrine neck surgery as well as adrenal and pancreatic surgery. He and his increasing team have been innovators of “scarless” remote access thyroid surgery for almost 20 years and have brought countless fresh methods to the United States.
In relation to endocrine surgery, Dr. Inabnet is a leader in minimally invasive metabolic surgery with an interest in obesity, endocrine system illnesses and metabolism of beta cells. The Mount Sinai Weight Loss Surgery Program has become one of the world’s leading programs under his management.
In addition to six textbooks, Dr. Inabnet has written more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. He lectures throughout the world and has been inducted into the Southern Surgical Association, the American Surgical Association, the French National Academy of Surgery and the French Academy of Medicine, becoming only the fourth U.S. surgeon to achieve this honor.