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Roy Shen MD, FACS, is the current Chief of Surgery (also from 2007-2009) and has been the Trauma Medical Director since 2010 for Lowell General Hospital. Since 2003, he has been a team member of Weight Management Center of the Hospital. Besides being the first surgeon in the Merrimack Valley to offer the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap-Band) to his bariatric patients, he has completed over 1600 laparoscopic-bariatric surgeries in 2015. He is board-certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery since 2004. Dr. Shen received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA in 1996. He completed his internship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, then finished his surgical training at the University of Illinois at the Metropolitan Group Hospital in Chicago, IL. He was honored with the title of Administrative Chief Resident of his residency class. While a resident, Dr. Shen was awarded the SLS award for outstanding Lapro-endoscopic Surgery in 2002. He then went on to complete a minimally invasive surgical fellowship under the direction of Christine Ren, MD, one of the most prominent bariatric surgeons in the USA, at New York University Medical Center. Before Dr. Shen was a medical student, he was a pharmacist at Bryn Mawr Hospital from 1990-1996.