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Chapter Information

Incorporated May 2008

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bariatric Society of the Carolinas is to enhance awareness of bariatric surgery in communities, fight for increased access to bariatric care, provide a platform for collaboration, and promote fellowship among bariatric surgical providers in the great states of North and South Carolina.

Executive Officers

President: David Wayne Overby, MD
Treasurer: Rana Pullatt, MD FASMBS
STAR (State Access to Care Representative): Ranjan Sudan, MD FASMBS
Immediate Past President: Jason Johnson, DO
Past President: Ranjan Sudan, MD FASMBS


D. Wayne Overby, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery
UNC Chapel Hill
4035 Burnett-Womack Clinical Sciences Building
Campus Box 7081
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7081

Chapter Meetings

  • Planning for annual meeting held in conjunction with ACS of Carolinas at Pinehust, NC on 7/15/2017

  • Carolinas Chapter Meeting at ObesityWeek 2016 in New Orleans, LA
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016
    6:15-7:15pm Central
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside Marlborough Room

  • Saturday July 16, 2016 – Annual Meeting in conjunction with the American College of Surgeons NC Chapter 2016 Annual Meeting
    Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
    8400 Costa Verde Drive
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572

  • State Chapter Meeting at ObesityWeek 2015 in Los Angeles, CA:
    Wednesday, November 4, 2015
    6pm-7pm Pacific Time
    L.A. Convention Center Room #405

  • July 18, 2015 – Pinehust, NC
    Annual Meeting held in conjunction with American College of Surgeons NC Chapter 2015 Annual Meeting

  • July 2014 – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

  • July 2015 – Pine Crest, North Carolina

Chapter Updates

  • Ongoing access issues with South Carolina state employee
  • Ongoing access issues with NC Medicaid
  • Selection of New Officers in 2013
  • Reversal of Blue Cross Blue Shield 6 months medical weight loss requirements
  • Lobbying State of South Carolina for increased bariatric coverage

Advocacy Information

North Carolina

South Carolina