Elizabeth Alexandra Zubowicz, MD, FACS, is a board-certified minimally invasive, general and bariatric surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Medstar Montgomery Medical Center. She specializes in advanced laparoscopic surgery, with a focus on bariatric surgery and hernia surgery. She performs both open as well as laparoscopic surgery, with a focus on robotic surgery and its advancement in the realm of general surgery. She is one of the highest volume robotic general surgeons in the entire Medstar Network.
Dr. Zubowicz is an active member of multiple professional societies, including the American College of Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and Americas Hernia Society. She has presented at numerous regional and national conferences and has been published in multiple peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Zubowicz is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She received her undergraduate degree from Boston College and her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She joined the Medstar family in 2010, where she completed her residency training in general surgery.
Dr. Zubowicz is an advocate for increasing knowledge of MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center as a large bariatric center focusing on all aspects of weight loss, including surgery. She is also an advocate for seeing MedStar Washington Hospital Center as a hernia center with a multidisciplinary team of general and plastic surgeons working closely together for the best outcomes.
In addition to weight loss and hernia surgery, she also regularly works with the emergency general surgery service at both Medstar Washington Hospital Center and Medstar Montgomery. She specializes in bowel obstructions, gallbladder disease, diverticular disease and soft tissue problems including benign "lumps and bump" to the more complicated issues of hidradenitis and serious soft tissue infections.
Dr. Zubowicz is involved in resident education where she places emphasis on comprehensive training. She is dedicated to medical mission work in developing countries, including Ecuador and the Philippines.