Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery


  • Wayne State University, MI, 1991

Residencies & Internships

  • Wayne State University, Surgery, MI, 1998

About Me

Director, Bariatric Research, Bariatric Surgery Center, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI. 

I specialize in Bariatric Surgery and strive to provide quality, compassionate care to every patient. I enjoy what I do and I am honored to work with patients to make healthy live style changes.

Dr. Carlin is a Professor of Surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit.  He joined the Henry Ford Medical Group in 2003 and was appointed Division Head of General Surgery in 2011 and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery in 2014.   He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He completed his general surgery residency and obtained his medical degree at Wayne State University where he was inducted to the only national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha, and graduated with High Distinction. 

Dr. Carlin is dedicated to education and spent nearly 10 years as a member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee and as Director of the senior surgical resident conferences at Henry Ford Hospital.  He has been research adviser to multiple medical students and surgical residents and serves on the Surgery Committee of Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education.  He has been a frequent annual recipient of the Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award from Wayne State University.  

He is a member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO) and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) for which he serves on the Access to Care Committee and the Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Verification Subcommittee.  Dr. Carlin is Past President of the Michigan Bariatric Society (State Chapter of the ASMBS) and the Detroit Surgical Association.  He has broad experience in the field of bariatric surgery and has performed over 2000 laparoscopic bariatric operations at Henry Ford Hospital while helping develop their Bariatric Surgery Center as a “Center of Excellence.” 

Research Interests
As Director of Bariatric Research at Henry Ford Health System his focus is on optimizing patient outcomes and strategies to avoid the potential deleterious effects of nutritional deficiencies.  As Chairman of the Executive Committee and a member of the Research and Publications Committee of the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative, Dr. Carlin hopes to improve bariatric surgery outcomes within the state of Michigan and globally.  He is an ad hoc reviewer for several journals including JACS, SOARD, and the Am J Surg.

Awards and Honors
Hour Detroit Magazine’s – Top Docs, 2014, 2013

Charles G. Johnston Award, Detroit Surgical Association.  Kolbe N, Carlin AM, Bakey S, et al.  Frailty as a Predictor of Critical Care Complications in the Elective Bariatric Surgery Population. (2014)

Research Citation Finalist, Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.  Kolbe N, Carlin AM, Bakey S, et al.  Frailty as a Predictor of Critical Care Complications in the Elective Bariatric Surgery Population. (2014)                                                                            

Top 15 poster presentation - Bacal D, Reames BN, Carlin AM, et al. Influence of surgeon operative time on post-operative complications following laparoscopic gastric bypass.  American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. (2013)Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award, Henry Ford Hospital Medical Education, School of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI   (2013)

Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award, Henry Ford Hospital Medical Education, School of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI   (2012)

1st place poster presentation – Epidemiology Section – Galka AM, Carlin AM.  An Analysis of Emergency Department Visits within 30 days of Bariatric Surgery.  Henry Ford Hospital Annual Research Symposium, Detroit, MI.  (2012)

Top 5 poster presentation - Ginnebaugh B, Knoles L, Carlin AM.  Gastric bypass in the super morbidly obese:  Impact of Roux limb length.  American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.  (2011)                  

Spirit Award, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI  (2007)                                  

2nd place award - O’Connor E, Carlin AM.  Size doesn’t matter: lack of correlation between gastric pouch size and weight loss after laparoscopic gastric bypass.  Medical Student Research Symposium, Scott Hall, Wayne State University Medical School, Detroit, MI.    (2007)                                     

Wayne State University College Teaching Award, School of Medicine,  Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (2000)

Wayne State Surgical Society Fellow, Department of Surgery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (1995)

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Member, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI (1989)

Fred Hansen Scholarship – Honors Year II, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI (1989)

O.B. Weed Scholarship – Honors Year I, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI(1989)

Phi Beta Kappa, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI  (1987)

Freshman Chemistry Award, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (1984)

Full Tuition Merit Scholarship, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI  (1983 – 1987)






Arthur Carlin, MD - General Surgery, Henry Ford Health System


Henry Ford Macomb Medical Pavilion
16151 19 Mile Rd
Ste 215
Clinton Township, MI 48038

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  • Henry Ford Macomb Hospital - Clinton Township
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Patient Ratings

Overall Patient Ratings:

4.7 out of 5
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Very relaxing an informative about the upcoming surgery I'll be having.


He was a very nice and professional man. I would highly recommend him to anyone! I really enjoyed my visit with him.


*Dr. Carlin was amazing. He is so friendly & approachable. He's professional & provides answers to any questions you have. He is genuinely concerned about your well being.


Love *Dr. Carlin.


Excellent & very informative.

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