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Keith Obstein

VISE Steering Committee Member

Professor of Medicine

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Dean for Simulation in Medical Education
Director, Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment (CELA)
Director, STORM Lab USA
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition


Dr. Obstein graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and his Medical Degree from Northwestern University Medical School.  He then earned a Master of Public Health at Harvard University.

Postgraduate Training

Dr. Obstein completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA and fellowship in Gastroenterology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.  He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.  He is also a Fellow of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (FASGE).

Clinical and Research Interests

Dr. Obstein is an active clinician with focus on General Gastroenterology.  He conducts research in the areas of Capsule Robots, Image Guided Technology, New Technologies, Device Development, Endoscopic Training, and Healthcare Quality Improvement.  His work has been funded by the Department of Defense supported Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT), the Vanderbilt Initiative for Surgery and Engineering (VISE), the Vanderbilt University Discovery Grant Program, the Broad Medical Research Program, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Areas of Research: Robotics