K. Andrew Larson, MD
President, Palm Beach County Medical Society
Dr. Larson is a board certified general surgeon specializing in general surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, and bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery. He graduated with distinction from Cornell University, where he earned a BS in mechanical engineering, and he earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his surgical residency at Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey, receiving his post graduate medical education at several prestigious hospitals including Pennsylvania Hospital, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Newark-Beth Israel Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center and the Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
He serves as part of the affiliate faculty of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Surgery at the JFK Medical Center. Dr. Larson is also an Affiliate Clinical Assistant Professor at the Schmidt College of Biomedical Science at Florida Atlantic University.
Dr. Larson presently serves as medical director for JFK Medical Center’s Bariatric Wellness and Surgical Institute, a certified “Center of Excellence” facility for weight loss surgery, and also serves on that hospital’s infection control committee. Dr. Larson is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity. He holds a fellowship in the American College of Surgeons and sits on the nutritional advisory board for Barlean’s, a nationally distributed and award-winning manufacturer of nutrition products. Dr. Larson has published multiple peer-reviewed medical journal articles and presented scientific research at national conferences.
Along with his wife, Ivy Larson, he has authored three national top selling books to date in addition to serving as the medical expert for the Chicken Soup for the Soul Healthy Living: Weight Loss book.
Dr. Larson has been a member of the Palm Beach County Medical Society since 2004 and has previously served as Second Vice President, First Vice President and Chair, Council on Membership. While President-Elect he also acted as Chair of the Leadership Development Council.