Nestor F. de la Cruz-Muñoz, MD is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of The Division of Laparoendoscopic and Bariatric Surgery at the University of Miami/Miller School of Medicine. He is also Co-Director of the Center of Excellence for Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery and the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at the University of Miami Hospital in Miami, Fl. Dr. de la Cruz-Muñoz received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, after graduating with a BS in biology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He completed his residency in general surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, becoming chief resident in 1998. Dr. de la Cruz-Muñoz is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery (general surgery), as well as a fellow of the American Society for Metabolic Bariatric Surgery. Dr. de la Cruz-Muñoz has received numerous awards throughout his career and has given many presentations, nationally and internationally, in the field of bariatric and general surgery.