Theodore M. Khalili MD FACS
General/Bariatric Surgeon

A well-known and highly regarded surgeon, Dr. Theodore M. Khalili is the Founder
and Medical Director of K and B Surgical Center. In the last ten years, he has
performed more than 4,000 bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgeries—
including the nation’s first robotic-assisted gastric bypass in 2002. Systematic
and methodical in everything he does, Dr. Khalili makes educated and informed
decisions based on his extensive knowledge and experience. A dedicated
physician who truly believes in the importance of the partnerships he builds
with his patients, Dr. Khalili wanted to create a unique patient-centered, top-
accredited surgical facility that would provide patients with the best in surgical
innovation and the highest level of personalized care. K and B Surgical Center is
the realization of his vision and his passion for innovation.

Dr. Khalili is a pioneer in the field of minimally invasive bariatric surgery in
Los Angeles. He helped start the Weight Loss Surgery Program at Cedars-Sinai
Medical Center, and until June, 2010 served as its Director. He has trained many
surgeons in minimally invasive weight loss surgery, who have gone on to head up
bariatric care programs all over the country. An accomplished teacher, Dr. Khalili
won the Golden Apple Award as an outstanding educator in 2005 from Cedars-
Sinai. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in Surgery at the David Geffen
School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. Board certified in both
General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Dr. Khalili is a member of the American
College of Surgeons, American Society of Bariatric Surgery, American Medical
Association and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
(SAGES). He is the author of numerous papers and presentations on a variety of
subjects, including laparoscopic surgery, bariatric surgery, organ transplantation
and bio-artificial liver treatment. He has published and spoken nationally and
internationally—and his work underscores his commitment to the ongoing
advancement of new surgical procedures and technologies.

Dr. Khalili holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Cell Biology from California State
University, Northridge and earned his medical degree from The Chicago Medical
School. While in medical school, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha

medical honor society. He completed his internship and residency in General
Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he also served a fellowship in
Surgical Critical Care. Dr. Khalili’s work was recognized with a Research Prize in
1997 from the Pacific Coast Surgical Association. Married to the love of his life, Dr.
Khalili has two teenage daughters and enjoys tennis and basketball.