Tomer Davidov, M.D., FACS

Dr. DAvidovDr. Tomer Davidov is a general and endocrine surgeon.  He was raised in New York City where he graduated from the Bronx High School of Science.  He completed the accelerated 7-year B.A.-M.D. medical program at Boston University and Boston University School of Medicine where he was selected as a Trustee Scholar and graduated with honors.  Dr. Davidov completed his 6-year general surgery residency at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (formerly the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) including his chief residency year in 2006.  He was the recipient of multiple academic, humanism, and teaching awards and was voted as "Resident of the Year".  He then completed a year of surgical fellowship training at the abdominal organ transplant program at Columbia University - Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.  He was recruited back to the Department of Surgery at Rutgers where he spent his first 11 years in academic practice as a general and endocrine surgeon.  He was recruited to Penn Medicine – Princeton Medical Center in 2018 to grow the endocrine surgery, hernia surgery, and the general surgery program.  He is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES), the American Hernia Society (AHS), and the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society, and is a grant review for the National Science Foundation.


Dr. Davidov is an experienced general and endocrine surgeon.   He routinely receives high marks on national scorecards and patient satisfaction surveys for his excellent surgical outcomes and warm bedside manner.  He is the recipient of many teaching, academic, and patient care awards including New Jersey Monthly's Top Doc award.  He is a well-respected surgical educator, whose clinical lectures and bedside teaching have been a fixture of surgical education at Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  He is a regular presence at the annual meetings of the ACS, AAES, and AHS and has made contributions to the medical literature in the areas of thyroid surgery, hernia surgery, and gallbladder surgery.  His publications on the management of thyroid nodules are now referenced in the American Thyroid Association’s national practice guidelines


Dr. Davidov brings world-class sub-specialty expertise in endocrine surgery to Penn Medicine – Princeton Medical Center, providing patients with thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, Grave’s Disease, compressive goiters, and hyperparathyroidism with outstanding surgical care.  Dr. Davidov works closely with endocrinologists, radiologists, pathologists, and medical oncologists to tailor each patient’s care and achieve optimal outcomes.

Dr. Davidov also brings comprehensive hernia surgery expertise to Princeton.  He has extensive experience with minimally invasive (laparoscopic and robotic) and conventional techniques for treating inguinal, umbilical, ventral, incisional, and other abdominal wall hernias.  His expertise in complex abdominal wall reconstruction made him the surgeon to whom other surgeons referred their most difficult abdominal wall hernias.

Dr. Davidov also brings a depth of experience with gallbladder surgery.  Dr. Davidov closely coordinates care of patient care with gastroenterologists and other physicians to thoroughly work up and diagnose the sources of abdominal pain.  Dr. Davidov is an expert laparoscopist with a high volume of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) for the treatment of a patient with abdominal pain from gallstones, gallbladder sludge, gallbladder polyps, and biliary dyskinesia (a poorly functioning gallbladder).  He has trained many surgical residents with this and other related surgical techniques.


Patients find their recovery after surgery with Davidov to be better than expected because of the multimodal pre and post-surgical pain management program he uses.  In addition to using several pain and nausea medications administered before and after surgery, Dr. Davidov is an expert at surgeon-administered nerve blocks, using newer long-acting numbing medicines such as Exparel (liposomal bupivacaine) to provide extended pain relief in the surgical site for up to 3 days after surgery, reducing the need for opioid pain medication, expediting recovery and return to work, and improving the patient experience after surgery.


Dr. Davidov is an expert general surgeon who has trained many surgical residents not only with hernia, gallbladder, thyroid, and parathyroid surgery, but also with other minimally invasive surgery techniques, robotic surgery, surgery of the colon, small bowel, appendix, stomach, pancreas, spleen, and adrenal, as well as other complex abdominal surgery, emergency surgery, and trauma.  He is a valued member of the Rutgers-RWJMS surgical residency training program at Penn Medicine – Princeton Medical Center.  Dr. Davidov is married with three children.  When he isn’t working, he enjoys camping, fishing, and hiking with his family.


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