Faculty and Staff

Don J. Selzer, M.D.

Following completion of his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Selzer relocated to Indiana University School of Medicine for a surgical residency.  He then sought additional training in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.  In 2003, he returned to IU to join the Division of General Surgery.  Dr. Selzer's clinical research efforts include trials examining incisional hernia repair and outcomes research surrounding weight loss surgery and the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux.  As Director of the IU Center for Surgical Technology, he developed the curriculum for the simulation-based technical skills training at IU.  In 2013, Dr. Selzer was appointed the Medical Director of the IU Surgical Skills Laboratory.  He participates in several regional and national organizations and is on the Editorial Board for Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy, and Percutaneous Techniques.  An interest in advocacy has led Dr. Selzer to chair the inaugural Day at the Capitol for the Indiana Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and receive an appointment to the national Legislative Committee of the ACS.  Dr. Selzer is an Associate Professor of Surgery, the Associate Director of the Division of General Surgery at the IU School of Medicine, the Medical Director of the IU Health Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss Center, and the Section Chair of Surgery at IU Health North Hospital.

Daniel T. McKenna, M.D.

Dr. Daniel McKenna is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). He is a member of several professional organizations, including the ACS, The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons.


Dr. McKenna completed his residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. He received additional training in advanced laparoscopy and endoscopy at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where he served as a clinical instructor in the Dartmouth School of Medicine. He joined the faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2009.


Dr. McKenna’s clinical focus is on surgery of the esophagus and stomach using advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques. This includes the treatment of hiatal hernias, gastroesophageal reflux disease, achalasia, morbid obesity, and complex reoperative surgery for failed fundoplications. His research interests include postoperative outcomes in foregut and bariatric operations, novel procedures for GERD and obesity, and natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery.


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