Incorporated September 2007

Chapter Info

Mission Statement

The Chapters specific purposes shall be to study morbid obesity, the metabolic comorbidities associated with morbid obesity, and advance the RRT and science of bariatric and metabolic surgery by:

  1. The encouragement of its members to pursue investigations both in the clinic and laboratory
  2. The interchange of ideas, information, and experience pertaining to bariatric and metabolic surgery
  3. The establishment and promotion of guidelines for patients selection and care
  4. The promotion of improved perioperative and long-term care of patients and the reduction of patient risk
  5. The fostering of educational programs for physicians, paramedical persons, elected officials, state and national health officials, and lay people
  6. The promotion of outcome studies and quality assurance; and 7) to be an advocate for patients undergoing metabolic or bariatric surgery.

Executive Officers

President: Virginia M. Weaver, MD FACS
Past President: Brandon Williams, MD FACS FASMBS
Vice President: David Dyer, MD FACS FASMBS
Secretary/Treasurer: Christopher Sanborn, MD FACS FASMBS
Integrated Health Chair: Pamela Davis, BSN RN CBN MBA
Integrated Health Co-Chair:
Integrated Health Representative: Sarah Grimes, RN CBN
STAR (State Access to Care Representative): Pamela Davis, BSN RN CBN MBA


Virginia M. Weaver
Director, Saint Francis Center for Surgical Weight Loss
3285 Wetherby Cove
Germantown, TN 38139

Pamela Davis

Chapter Meetings

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

  • 2016 Bariatric Southeastern Conference sponsored by the TNASMBS Chapter (CME Activity)
    Friday, May 13, 2016 7:30am – 5:30pm
    Music City Center
    201 5th Avenue S.
    Nashville, TN 37203

    We welcome all of our bariatric colleagues in surrounding states to join us. Please feel free to pass on this information to all of those who may be interested.

    You can join the event on Facebook to get up to the minute updates

    Please visit EventBrite for ticket purchase. Early bird registration will be $106.49 for Physicians, and $53.74 for Integrated Health participants. Onsite registration will be $125 for Physicians and $75 for Integrated Health participants.
    Click here to register and to see the meeting agenda

  • State Chapter Meeting at ObesityWeek 2015 in Los Angeles, CA:
    Wednesday, November 4, 2015
    6pm-7pm Pacific Time
    L.A. Convention Center Room #513

  • Friday, May 1, 2015 from 7:00am to 5:00pm, Music City Center, 201 5th Avenue S., Nashville, TN 37203
    • CME/CMU activity
    • The meeting was well attended by over 100 professionals from five states
    • Speakers included Stacy Brethauer, MD, Brad Needleman, MD, Andrew G. Swick, MS, PhD, Teresa Fraker, MS, RN, Melissa Lotus, RN, Chris Gallagher (OCC), Brandon Williams, MD, Naji Abumrad, MD, Lisa West-Smith, PhD, LISW-S

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