Faculty Profile

Omobolanle (Mobola) Oyefule, MD

Omobolanle (Mobola) Oyefule, MD

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




American Board of Surgery

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Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. Omobolanle (Mobola) Oyefule joined Emory University's Department of Surgery after completing an advanced GI/bariatric/minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. She graduated with a medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, in 2015 and completed her general surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic, FL, in 2020.

Dr. Oyefule has presented at national meetings, authored several book chapters, and published articles in a number of leading journals, including Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Hernia, and The American Surgeon.

Her departmental roles include performing minimally invasive general surgery at Emory University Hospital Midtown; performing bariatric surgery at the Emory Bariatric Center, also at Midtown; and teaching and training Emory general surgery residents.


  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory Decatur Hospital

  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic


  • Medical Doctorate (MD), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2015

  • General Surgery Residency, Cleveland Clinic, Weston, FL, 2020

  • Advanced GI/Bariatric/Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2021

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons

  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disease

  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Honors and Awards

  • Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship Award, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2011

  • Hassa Shanker Premedical Excellence Award, American University, Washington, DC, 2010

  • Gloria Likins Biomedical Research Scholarship Award, American University, Washington, DC, 2009

  • Frederick Douglass Scholarship Award, American University, Washington, DC, 2007

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal wall reconstruction

  • Appendectomy

  • Adrenalectomy

  • Bariatric surgery

  • Colon surgery

  • Endoscopy

  • Esophageal surgery

  • Gallbladder/biliary surgery

  • Gastric bypass surgery

  • Gastroesophageal anti-reflux surgery

  • Gastric resection surgery

  • Gastrointestinal surgery

  • Hernia surgery

  • Hiatal hernia surgery

  • Laparoscopic surgery

  • Minimally invasive surgery

  • Obesity surgery

  • Robotic surgery

  • Splenectomy

  • Sleeve gastrectomy

  • Small Intestine surgery

  • Stomach surgery

Research Interests

  • Clinical and outcomes-based research in minimally invasive gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery

  • Global health and international surgery

  • Surgical education