Ransford Commey, MD, grew up in Ghana, West Africa. He spent his high school years in New York City and received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York. After graduation, he worked in vaccine research and development at Merck & Co. Inc. in Pennsylvania, where he was instrumental in the development and production of multiple vaccines. He left the pharmaceutical industry for medical school in New Jersey at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Commey finished his General Surgery residency training at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he discovered his passion for Bariatric and Minimally Invasive GI Surgery. In residency, Dr. Commey also received training in Robotic General surgery.
Following his residency, Dr. Commey completed his Bariatric Surgery fellowship at St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. In fellowship, Dr. Commey trained in various bariatric surgery procedures including laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, the Loop Duodenal Switch and revisional bariatric surgery. Additionally, he is trained in performing endoscopic procedures including the insertion and removal of intragastric balloons, insertion of the Aspire Assist weight loss device and the Apollo overstitch endoscopic suturing system. Dr. Commey was nominated and recognized as a 2018 Leading Physician of the World and a 2018 Top Doctor in St. Louis. Dr. Commey is certified with the American Board of Surgery and is an active member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.