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Dr. Mojdeh S. Kappus, MD

Mojdeh S. Kappus, M.D. is a Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.  A native of Western New York, Dr. Kappus grew up in Burt and graduated from Newfane High School in 2004.  She then went on to achieve her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Healthcare Policy at Harvard College in 2008. 

Following this, she returned to Western New York to attend University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences where she earned her Doctor of Medicine.  While a student at University at Buffalo, Dr. Kappus was awarded the prestigious Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation Fellowship which she completed at Columbia University in 2011.  Dr. Kappus later went on to complete her General Surgery Residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in 2018.  She then received specialized training in Minimally Invasive and Gastrointestinal Surgery at Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston, Massachusetts.  

Dr. Kappus has won numerous accolades for teaching and is dedicated to the academic pursuit of medicine having published multiple book chapters and journal articles.  She has presented her work at national conferences including the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery’s Obesity Week. 

Her main interests lie in improving access to “weight loss” surgery and treating and preventing the complications of diabetes mellitus.  To that end, Dr. Kappus also works in the Wound Care Center at Niagara Falls Memorial treating various wounds, infections, and ulcers.  In her free time, Dr. Kappus enjoys spending time on her family’s fruit farm in Burt and waterskiing on Lake Ontario.

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