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William B Inabnet III, MD, MHA, FACS

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  • Professor
  • Johnston-Wright Endowed Professor and Chair of Surgery

College Unit(s)

Other Affiliation(s)
  • Surgery/Department
  • Surgery/GEMS

Biography and Education


Dr. William B. Inabnet III became chair of the UK Department of Surgery in September 2019.

Prior to accepting his appointment with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Inabnet served as the Eugene W. Friedman, MD, Professor of Surgery with the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City and as surgical director of the Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine. He also served as the system chief of endocrine surgery for the eight-hospital Mount Sinai Health System and is the founder and co-director of the Mount Sinai Adrenal Center.

An international authority in the field of minimally invasive endocrine surgery, Dr. Inabnet is a pioneer of new techniques in minimal access endocrine neck surgery as well as adrenal and pancreatic surgery. In 1998, he performed the first endoscopic thyroid resection in the U.S.

Dr. Inabnet is also a leader in the field of minimally invasive metabolic surgery with an interest in obesity, disorders of the endocrine system, and beta cell metabolism. Under his leadership the Mount Sinai Weight Loss Surgery Program has become one of the premier programs in the world.

Surgical Endocrinology at Cochin Hospital in Paris, France.

Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center 

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Selected Publications

Pubmed Publications