State Chapters

The State and Local Chapters Committee is charged with promoting the ASMBS state chapter initiative and advancing the work of the chapters. They are responsible for reviewing the applications and charter agreements, assisting chapters in the formation process and ongoing monitoring of chapter activities.

For information about individual state chapters, please contact the representative listed on the state chapter’s page, using the links below. For general information about state chapters, please contact Leslie Vinson, ASMBS’ State Chapter Liaison, at leslie.vinson@asmbs.org

State

ASMBS State Chapter Meetings

Is your chapter planning a CME Meeting? Use this form to request your meeting be displayed in the ASMBS Meetings of Interest and on your state chapter’s page.

State Chapter Regions

Lower Midwest

Super STAR: Richard Peterson, MD MPH

Southeast Central

Super STAR: Brandon Williams, MD

Southwest

Super STAR: John Morton, MD

Mid-Atlantic

Super STAR: John Scott, MD

Northeast

Super STAR: Matthew Hutter, MD

Northwest

Super STAR: Valerie Halpin, MD

Upper Midwest

Super STAR: Teresa LaMasters, MD

State Chapters

Alabama

President: Kenneth Todd Foreman, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Kenneth Todd Foreman, MD

Arizona

President: David Podkameni, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Robert Berger, MD

California/Nevada

President: Brian Smith, MD
State Access to Care Representative (CA): Ajay Updadhyay, MD
State Access to Care Representative (NV): Shawn Tsuda, MD

Canada

President: Michel Gagner, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Michel Gagner, MD

Carolinas

President: Jason Johnson, DO, FACS
State Access to Care Representative: Ranjan Sudan, MD

Colorado

President: Jonathan Schoen, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Matthew Metz, MD

Connecticut

Presidents: Aziz Benbrahim, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Darren Tishler, MD

Dakota Yellowstone (Includes ID, MT, ND, SD, WY)

President: Luis A. Garcia, MD, FACS
State Access to Care Representative (ID): Alian Garay, MD
State Access to Care Representative (MT): John Pender, MD
State Access to Care Representative (SD): Kristen J. Turek, CPN
State Access to Care Representative (ND): Luis A. Garcia, MD MBA
State Access to Care Representative (WY): Kevin Helling, MD

Delaware

President: Michael B. Peters, MD, FACS
State Access to Care Representative: Rahul Singh, MD

Florida

President: Samuel Szomstein, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Joseph Chebli, MD

Georgia

President: Titus Duncan, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Titus Duncan, MD

Hawaii

President: Mark Grief, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Brian Wong, MD

Illinois

President: Vafa Shayani, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Jayaraj Salimath, DO, BSN

Indiana

President: Margaret Inman, MD, FACS
State Access to Care Representative: Brenda Cacucci, MD, FACS

Iowa

President: Michael Phelps, MD, FACS
State Access to Care Representative: Matthew Christopherson, MD

Kansas (Pending)

President: Stanley Hoehn, MD and Brice Hamilton, MD
State Access to Care Representative: James Hamilton. MD

Louisiana

President: Todd Belott, MD, FACS, FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: William S. Richardson, MD

Maryland

President: Elizabeth Dovec, MD
State Access to Care Representative: David Von Rueden, MD

Michigan

President: Jeffrey Genaw, MD, FACS
State Access to Care Representative: Matthew Weiner, MD

Minnesota

President: Howard McCollister, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Daniel A.P. Smith, MD

Mississippi

President: David Carroll, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Paul Bird, MD

Missouri

President: James Pitt, DO
State Access to Care Representative: J. Chris Eagon, MD

Nebraska

President: Thomas White, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Gary Anthone, MD

New England (Pending – will include MA, ME, NH, RI and VT)

President: Matthew Hutter, MD, MPH
State Access to Care Representative (MA): Sheila Partridge, MD
State Access to Care Representative (ME): Jamie Loggins, MD
State Access to Care Representatives (NH): John P. Gens, MD and Maureen T. Quigley, APRN
State Access to Care Representative (RI): Siva Vithiananthan, MD
State Access to Care Representative (VT): Patrick Forgionne, MD

New Jersey

President: Michael Bilof, MD, FACS
State Access to Care Representative: Alex Onopchenko, MD, FACS

New York

President: Terence Clarke, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Ashutosh Kaul, MD

Ohio/Kentucky

President: Joe Northup, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Joe Northup, MD

Oklahoma/Arkansas

President: Hamilton Le, MD
State Access to Care Representative (OK): Sarah Kitchen, RN, BSN, CBN
State Access to Care Representative (AR): Josh Roller, MD

Oregon

President: Donald Yarbrough, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Valerie Halpin, MD

Pennsylvania

President: Fernando Bonanni, MD, FACS, FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: Ann Rogers, MD

Southwest (Pending – will include AK, AZ, CO, NM and UT)

President: David Podkameni, MD
State Access to Care Representative (AK): Michael Todd, MD
State Access to Care Representative (AZ): Robert Berger, MD
State Access to Care Representative (CO): Matthew Metz, MD
State Access to Care Representative (NM): Charles F. Bellows, MD
State Access to Care Representative (UT): Walter Medlin, MD and Eric Vlockmann, MD

Tennessee

President: Jenny Weaver, MD, FACS
State Access to Care Representative: Pamela Davis, RN, CBN, MBA

Texas

President: Michael V. Seger, MD, FACS, FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: Robert O. Carpenter, MD, MPH

Virginia/West Virginia

President: Kinga Powers, MD SAMVAMC
State Access to Care Representative: Troy Glembot, MD

Washington

President: Robert Michaelson, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Brian Sung, MD

Wisconsin

President: Luke Funk, MD, MPH
State Access to Care Representatives: Shanu Kothari, MD