Dr. Robert Jury is a board-certified general surgeon and specialist in complex gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. With nearly forty years of experience in healthcare, he offers expertise in strategic program development, surgical education, and emerging technology.
He is a graduate of the Honors College at Michigan State University and received his medical degree from The Wayne State University School of Medicine. Following general surgery residency at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, he received unique fellowship training in therapeutic surgical endoscopy, including ERCP at Fukuoka University in Japan. He formed a highly respected private surgical practice, emerging as a leader in pancreatic surgery. His work included translational research through the Erb Biobank leading to multiple publications and presentations.
During his career, Dr. Jury has served in key administrative positions as Associate Director of the General Surgery Residency, Chief of General Surgery and Vice Chief of Surgical Services for Strategic Planning and Program Development. As a member of the Executive Committee he played an important role in Beaumont’s growth from a large academic community hospital to that of a nine-hospital health care system. In 2011, the Oakland University/William Beaumont School of Medicine was established where Dr. Jury was appointed to the inaugural clinical faculty.
In 2010, Dr. Jury designed and established the Digestive Health Center of Excellence at Beaumont where he served as Physician Leader until 2018. The Center of Excellence established several physician-led multidisciplinary clinics for weight management, gastroesophageal reflux, colon cancer, pancreatic and liver disease. Dr. Jury has been a front-line participant in the evolution from open surgery to advanced minimally invasive and robotic surgical approaches. His experience provides valuable insight for product development, assessment, and clinical integration.
Currently, Dr. Jury serves as the Director of Abdominal Simulation for KindHeart, Inc. in Chapel Hill, NC. where porcine tissue models create high fidelity simulation to advance safety in surgical education and the safe adaptation of new surgical technology including robotics. He lives with his wife in Durham, NC. He is a strong advocate for patients and families affected by pancreatic cancer and an active supporter of The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.