Dr. Sami Tannouri, MD

Dr. Sami Tannouri, MD

Dr. Sami Tannouri, MD

Languages: English, Arabic, French
Fax: (443) 444-3854

Contact this Provider:

  • General Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive General Surgery
Conditions I Treat
  • abdominal abscess
  • abdominal adhesions
  • abdominal wall defect
  • biliary colic
  • cholecystitis
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Procedures I Perform
  • abdominal surgery
  • abdominal wall reconstruction
  • appendectomy
  • breast biopsy
  • cecostomy
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About the Provider

Dr. Sami Tannouri grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his Master’s Degree from Georgetown University. He obtained his medical degree at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He completed his surgical residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and he completed his Minimally Invasive and Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery Fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Dr. Tannouri is an active member of the American College of Surgeons along with The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He has received several awards for teaching through his journey of becoming a physician, his most recent award was 32nd Annual Goracci Award from The Department of Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University for excellence in teaching as a chief resident. He continues to teach and train within the Medstar General Surgery Residency.

Dr. Tannouri has been evolving in healthcare since 2003 when his journey began and is now a great addition to MedStar Surgical Specialist Team.

  • Fellowship Program: University of Maryland Medical Center (2019)
  • Residency Program: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2018)
  • Medical School: Pennsylvania State University Hospital-Milton S. (2012)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Shockor, N., Adnan, S., Siegel, A., Tannouri, S., et. al. (2020). Preoperative Opioid Prescription Patients Do Not Suffer Distinct Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery: a Matched Analysis of Outcomes. Obesity Surgery, June 2020.

Tannouri, S., Kavic, S., et. al. (2020). ACS quality and safety case studies: Postoperative pain and nausea protocols decrease LOS without increasing readmissions after laparoscopic gastric bypass. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, 105(3), 28-32.

Ngaage, M., Elegbede, A., Pace, L., Rosen, C., Tannouri, S., et. al. (2020). Review of Insurance Coverage for Abdominal Contouring Procedures in the Postbariatric Population. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 145(2), 545-554.

Ngaage, M., Wasicek, P., Puthumana, J., Kambouris, A., Tannouri, S., et. al. (2020). A Cross-sectional Analysis of Insurance Coverage of Extremity Contouring After Massive Weight Loss. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 84(3), 1.

Moore-Lotridge S., Li Q., Tannouri, S., et. al. (2018). Trauma-Induced Nanohydroxyapatite Deposition in Skeletal Muscle is Sufficient to Drive Heterotopic Ossification. Calcified Tissue International, Dec 2018.

Latona, J., Tannouri, S., et. al. (2018). Surgeon-Led Imaging Review for Patients with Periampullary Disease: An Important Aspect of the Preoperative Consultation. Journal of Pancreatic Cancer, 4(1), 52-59.

Kling, S., Tannouri, S., et. al. (2018). Pancreatic Mass in a Patient with a History of Resected Renal Cell Carcinoma and Resected Adenocarcinoma of the Ampulla of Vater: A Case Report. Journal of Pancreatic Cancer, 4(1), 41-44.

Latona, J., Tannouri, S., et. al. (2018). Fundamentals of Sutures, Needles, Knot Tying, and Suturing Technique, Fundamentals of General Surgery (978-3-319-75655-4), 2018, Chapter 3, Pages 39-64.

Tannouri S., Hendi A., Gilje E., et. al. (2017). Pediatric Colonic Volvulus: A Single-Institution Experience and Review. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 52(6), 1062-66.

Li Q., Kingman J., Wetering K., Tannouri S., Sundberg J., Uitto J. (2017). A Novel Abcc6 Knockout Rat Model Highlights the Role of Liver in PPi Homeostasis in Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 137(5), 1025-1032.

Zheng, R., Tannouri, S., Lavu, H. (2016). Case Report of Recurrent Metastatic Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor with Gastric Invasion: Consequences of Potential Needle-Tract Seeding from Fine-Needle Aspiration. Case Reports in Pancreatic Cancer, 2(1), 58-61.

Hewitt, D. B., Tannouri, S., et. al. (2016). Reducing colorectal surgical site infections: a novel, resident-driven, quality initiative. The American Journal of Surgery, 213(1), 36-42.

Tannouri S, Pitcher, Byrne, et. al. (2014). Prone Position Improved Pneumonia in a Patient with Total Artificial Heart. Journal of Surgery and Science, 2(1).

Tannouri S, Goldenberg D (2012). Recurrent Differentiated Thyroid Cancer; Journal of Current Surgery. 2(3), 73-80.

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Practice Locations
  • 5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
    Smyth Bldg Ste G1
    Baltimore, MD 21239
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    Phone: 443-444-5930
    Fax: 443-444-3430

Member of Medical Staff
  • 2018                            32nd Annual Goracci Award – Department of Surgery TJU 
  • 2016                            Excellence in Teaching – Department of Surgery TJU
  • 2016                            Johnson-Beerman Award Honorable Mention 
  • 2015                            Excellence in Teaching – Department of Surgery TJU
  • 2014                            Gibbon Surgical Society Resident Teaching Award
  • 2014                            Excellence in Teaching – Department of Surgery TJU
  • 2013                            Excellence in Teaching – Department of Surgery TJU