ASMBS Certificate of Acknowledgement of Satisfactory Training: Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for Fellows

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Applications now Being Accepted For Fellowships Completed in 2013-2014.

Applications Accepted Now through August 31, 2014

2012 Curriculum Updates are highlighted below. Download the updated Core Curriculum

  • Cognitive and didactic area requires more validation from the Program Director (PD) including a Fellowship Sign Off Sheet that can be used for this required documentation.
  • Added a #18 to the didactic area; Role of Endoscopy in Bariatric Surgery and noted that “Fellows should also have an exposure to endoscopy (as attested by the Program Director eventually to be evaluated by a competency tool effective 2014.)”
  • Clarified the Research project area: Fellows are expected to conduct research and are expected to complete at least one clinical and/or research project during the fellowship and submitted to a National or Regional Society. The research project need not be accepted for presentation by the conference or for publication in the journal to which it was submitted.
  • Added one patient educational seminar to multi-disciplinary training in addition to attending one support group meeting and participating in regular multidisciplinary conferences.
  • IMPORTANTLY the Surgical Operation Requirements have changed to:
    • 50 stapling/anastomotic operations clarified to “50 intestinal bypass operations (Roux en Y Gastric bypass or Biliopancreatic Diversion +/- Duodenal Switch)”
    • At least 10 purely restrictive operations changed to “a combined total of 10 Restrictive operations (Sleeve Gastrectomy operations and/or Adjustable Gastric Banding procedures”
    • 5 open procedures changed to “5 Revisional procedures; and exposure to and/or extensive teaching of bariatric-specific emergency procedures (leaks, bowel obstructions, internal hernias, intussusceptions, gastrointestinal hemorrhage and ulcers), as deemed adequate by the program director to establish competence in managing these complications.”
  • Documentation is now required for “Evaluation Requirements”. (Non-operative patient encounters; ie. Pre-op evaluations, in-patient encounters, out-patient evaluations)

  • Documentation required for “Performance Assessment Synopsis: The Program Director will be responsible for conducting at least 2 fellow performance assessment interviews and providing the ASMBS with a brief synopsis of the meeting.”

Awardees of the ASMBS Certificate of Acknowledgement of Satisfactory Training in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for Fellows

2012-2013:

  • Gustavo E. Bello, MD
  • Dustin M. Bermudez, MD
  • Elliott R. Brill, MD
  • Silas M. Chikunguwo, MD Phd
  • Stephen A. Dada, MD
  • Sofiane El Djouzi, MD MS FRCS
  • Richard K. Englehardt, MD
  • Matthew M. Fourman, MD
  • Luke M. Funk, MD MPH
  • Hsinjo Ruby Gatschet, MD
  • Miller C Hamrick, MD
  • Marcelo W Hinjosa, MD
  • Aliyah Kanji, MD
  • Zeid Keilani, MD
  • Robert J. Kelly Jr. , MD
  • Omar Y. Kudsi, MD MBA
  • Michael J. Lee, MD
  • Girish Luthra, MBBS
  • Cyrus R. Moon, MD
  • Daniel Moon , MD
  • Siva P. Mullangi, MD
  • Vladan N. Obradovic, MD
  • Maurice-Pierre Page, MD
  • Lucian Panait, MD
  • Myron S. Powell, MD
  • Jason M. Radecke, MD
  • Stelios Rekkas, MD
  • Masoud Rezvani, MD
  • Franchell Richard-Hamilton, MD
  • Jason F. Richardson, MD
  • Lane A. Ritter, MD
  • Ariel E. Rodriguez , MD
  • Kourosh Sarkhosh, MD MSc FRCSC
  • Keith R. Scharf, DO
  • Manish Singh, MD
  • Vasanth Stalin, MD
  • Andrew Standerwick, MD
  • Brian Sung, MD
  • Andre Teixeira, MD
  • Joerg Zehetner, MD MMM
  • Linda P. Zhang, MD

2011

  • Bestoun H. Ahmed, MD
  • Mohanbabu Alaparthi, MD
  • Farhad Anoosh, MD
  • Alaa Alhazmi, MD
  • Ramy Awad, MD
  • Dan E. Azagury, MD
  • Au H. Bui, MD
  • Eugene P. Ceppa, MD
  • Alian G. Garay, MD
  • Jacob A. Greenberg, MD, EdM
  • P. Sahle Griffith, MD
  • Isam N. Hamdallah, MD
  • Ali Hazrati, MD, MSc
  • Drew D. Howard, MD
  • Mustafa Hussain, MD
  • Bilal Kharbutli, MD
  • Hubert D. Kim, MD
  • Nicole A. Kissane, MD
  • Eric D. Knapp, DO
  • Jeffrey Lin, MD
  • John G. Linn, MD
  • James M. Lopes, MD
  • Kalyana C. Nandipati, MD
  • Sheetal Nijhawan, MD
  • Kristin M. Noonan, MD
  • Sabrena F. Noria, MD, PhD
  • Philip A. Omotosho, MD
  • Nirav R. Rana, MD
  • Roderick J. Romero, MD
  • Mir Ramin Roohipour, MD
  • David A. Santos, MD
  • Rupa Seetharamaiah, MD
  • Benjamin D. Shadle, MD
  • Hazem Shamseddeen, MD
  • Amir Shariff, MD
  • Sean Sheff, MD
  • Jay M. Snow, MD
  • Flavia C. Soto, MD
  • Deepu Sudhakaran, MD
  • Bala Gangadhara R. Thatigotla, MD
  • Oliver A. Varban, MD
  • Nicholas Verdura, MD
  • Sharon L. Williams, MD
  • Eyad M. Wohaibi, MD
  • Wai Ming Andy Yeung, MD
  • Jorge Luis Zelada Getty, MD