Evan Nadler, MD Surgeon



Evan Nadler, MD, is a pediatric surgeon and researcher. Dr. Nadler serves as Co-Director of the Obesity Institute and Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program. Dr. Nadler performs bariatric surgery on adolescents who meet certain criteria. He works closely with the multidisciplinary team of pediatric specialists in the Obesity Institute.

Dr. Nadler's basic science research focuses on the liver fibrosis associated with biliary atresia. His clinical and translational science investigates the systems biology of obesity surgery, and the safety and effectiveness of various weight loss procedures in adolescents. Dr. Nadler has published widely in the above –mentioned areas.”

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MD, 1995
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Evan Nadler, MD

Maria's Journey

Maria was the first patient to have weight-loss surgery at Children's National. With its multidisciplinary approach, a team developed a personalized plan for the teenager.

Patient story

Stephen's Story

"Through the years, we have been in and out of various departments of Children's National and every single experience has been nothing less than outstanding in expertise, treatment protocol, and compassion."

Renesha's Story

When Renesha came to Children's at 19-years-old, she weighed 286 pounds. Now, after her treatment through the Obesity Institute, she's a self-proclaimed "health freak," encouraging her family and friends to work out and eat healthy with her.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Differential Expression of Hepatic Fibrosis Mediators in Sick and Spontaneously Recovered Mice with Experimental Biliary Atresia

(2009) J Surg Res. (In press)

Management and Outcomes for Children with Pyloric Stenosis Stratified by Hospital Type

(2009) J Surg Res.

Management and Outcomes for Children with Acute Appendicitis Differ by Hospital Type Areas for Improvement at Public Hospitals 2009 Jun

(2009) Clin Pediatr (Phila)

Integrin avß6 and Mediators of Extracellular Matrix Deposition are Upregulated in Experimental Biliary Atresia

(2009) J Surg Res

ShortTerm Results In 53 US Obese Pediatric Patients Treated With Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

(2007) J Pediatr Surg.

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"What I wish to convey to parents who find a "mystery" bump is that the doctors at Children's National not only are the best in their medical fields, but they also care for their patients."

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