Derek Dirks, MD

General Surgery, Bariatrics

Dr. Dirks grew up in Coeur d’Alene, ID. He is a graduate of the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID with a BS in Biology and a minor in Spanish. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa Roy J. & Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, IA. He completed the University of South Dakota general surgery residency program in Sioux Falls, SD. He finished his training with a fellowship in bariatric surgery at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon. During his fellowship he was trained in bariatric surgery with the Legacy Weight and Diabetes Institute and advanced foregut and colorectal surgery with The Oregon Clinic.

Dr. Dirks resides in Coeur d’Alene, ID with his wife and four daughters. He enjoys skiing in the winter and spending time hiking, biking, and time on the water in the summer.

Bariatric Surgery
Endoscopic Procedures
General Surgery

Fellowship Trained


University of Idaho

Medical School

University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine


University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine


Legacy Good Samaritan


Oregon State Medical License
American College of Surgery – Board Eligible
ATLS Instructor Certification
FLS Certification
FES Certification
ACLS Certification
BLS Certification