Christopher J. Gostout, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

In 2006, Dr. Gostout was one of the co-founders of Apollo Endosurgery and has served as Apollo’s Chief Medical Officer since January 2017.

Prior to 2017, Dr. Gostout was a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, with a joint appointment in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Department of Surgery. He was a Professor of Medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and the Director of the Developmental Endoscopy and Research Unit. He was the founder of The Mayo Clinic GI Bleeding Team and the Developmental Endoscopy Unit. Dr. Gostout has been Member of The Board of Trustees in the American College of Gastroenterology and has been the President of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). He is the founder of the ASGE Interactive Training and Technology center.

Dr. Gostout holds a BS in Biology from Villanova. He received a MD from the SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and completed his residency and clinical training at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.