Dr. Englesbe received his undergraduate degree at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut in 1993. He went on to obtain his medical degree in 1997 from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Michigan Health System in 2004. From 2000 to 2002, Dr. Englesbe did a surgical research post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Englesbe completed a two-year fellowship in multi-organ transplantation surgery at the University of Michigan in June of 2006.
Dr. Englesbe has an active research group. The focus is improving the value of surgical care. Key topics of interest include frailty, prehabilitation, opioid use, patient regret, population health, patient reported outcomes and surgical appropriateness. He has funding for his work from the National Institute of Health, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Substance Use and Mental Health Administration, Center for Disease Control, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan