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.

Helpful Information:
Charter Policies
How to form a State Chapter
Preliminary Application
State Access to Care Representatives (STAR)
State Chapter Charter Agreement

New Resources for State Chapters!
Sample Chapter Bylaws

General Bylaw Template
New York Chapter Bylaws
Oregon Chapter Bylaws
Tennessee Chapter Bylaws
Texas Chapter Bylaws 

Active State Chapters
Alabama
Arizona
California
Carolinas
Connecticut
Dakota Yellowstone
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Maryland
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
New Jersey
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Wisconsin
Washington
Canada


Alabama State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
President: Richard D. Stahl, MD
Vice-President: Andrew M. DeWitt, MD
secretary/Treasurer: Todd Foreman, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Ann Couch, RN, CBN, CPC


Arizona Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic & BA
President: David Podkameni, MD
Vice-President: James Madura, MD
Treasurer: Carlos Galvani, MD
Chapter Coordinator: Carol Michelle Thomas, NP
State Access to Care Representative: Robert Berger, MD

Chapter Website


California Chapter  American Society of Bariatric Surgery
President: Kelvin Higa, MD
Secretary/Treasurer:
State Access to Care Representative:


Canada ASMBS Chapter
President: Michel Gagner, MD
Vice President: Simon Biron, MD
Secretary: Mervyn Deitel, MD
Treasurer: Nicolas Christov, MD
Access to Care Representative: Michel Gagner, MD


Bariatric Society of the Carolinas (BSC)
Presidents: Ranjan Sudan, MD (NC) & (SC)
Vice President: Karl Byrne, MD
Secretary/Allied Health Rep: Amanda Budak, RN, CBN
NC Secretary: Joseph Moran, MD
NC Treasurer: Keith Gersin, MD
SC Treasurer: Jason Johnson, MD
Membership Coordinator: Stephen McNatt, MD
NC State Access to Care Representative: Roc Bauman, MD
SC State Access to Care Representative: John Scott, MD


The Connecticut State Chapter of the ASMBS, Inc.
President: Jonathan S. Aranow, MD
Vice President:
Secretary:
Treasurer: Craig L. Floch, MD
Access to Care Representative: Jonathan S. Aranow, MD


The Florida Chapter of the ASMBS

President: Samuel Szomstein, MD
Vice President: Muhammad A. Jawad, MD
Treasurer: Nestor F. de la Cruz-Munoz, MD
Secretary: John P. Gonzalvo, DO
Access to Care Representative: Keith Kim, MD


The Georgia State Chapter of the ASMBS, Inc.
President: Titus Duncan, MD
Vice President: Michael Williams, MD
Secretary/Treasurer: John Bagnato, MD
Access to Care Representative: Titus Duncan, MD


Hawaii Bariatric Surgery
President: Stanley Zagorski, MD
Vice President: Steven F. Fowler, MD
Secretary: Mark W. Grief, MD
Treasurer: Brian K. Wong, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Mark W. Grief, MD


Illinois Association of Bariatric Surgeons, Inc.
President: Rami Lutfi, MD
Vice-President: Vafa Shayani, MD
Treasurer: Jonathan Wallace, MD
Secretary:
Contact: Rami Lutfi, MD
State Access to Care Representative:


The Indiana State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeon, Inc.
President: Margaret Inman, MD
Vice-President/Secretary: Robert Cooper, MD
Treasurer: RoseMarie Jones, MD
Access to Care Representative: Brenda Cacucci, MD
At Large Member: Chris Haughn, MD
At Large Member: Samer Mattar, MD

Chapter Website


Louisiana Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
President: Rachel Moore, MD
Vice-President: James Parrish, MD
Secretary/Treasurer: George Merriman, MD
Access to Care Representative: Stephanie Barnes, MD

Chapter Website


Maryland Chapter of American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric
President: Barry Greene, MD
Vice President: Kuldeep Singh, MD
Treasurer: Babak Moeinolmolki, MD
Secretary: Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD
State Access to Care Representative (STAR):  David Von Ruden, MD

Michigan Bariatric Society
President: Matthew Weiner, MD
Vice-President: Jamie Foote, MD
Secretary: Carl D. Pesta, MD
Treasurer: Jeff A. Genaw, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Arthur Carlin, MD

Chapter Website


The Mississippi Chapter of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
President: David Carroll, MD
Vice-President: TBD
Secretary/Treasurer/Contact Person: Paul N. Bird, MS
State Access to Care Representative: Paul N. Bird, MS


The New Jersey Society for Bariatric Surgeons, Inc.
President: Muhammad Feteiha, MD
Vice-President: Michael Bilof, MD
Secretary/Treasurer: Glenn Forrestor, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Alexander Onopchenko, MD

Chapter website


The New York State Chapter of the ASMBS, Inc.
President: Ashutosh Kaul, MD
Secretary: Terence Clarke, MD
Treasurer: Gregory F. Dakin, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Mitchell Roslin, MD
Contact: Mary Lou Walen

Chapter Website


The Ohio Society for Bariatric Surgery
President: Joe Northup, MD
Past President: Bipand Chand, MD
Vice President: John Zografakis, MD
Treasurer/Secretary: Pat Choban, MD
Contact: Joe Northup, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Joe Northup, MD


Oklahoma Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Inc.
President: Louis V. Gorospe, MD
Ive President: Steven B. Katsis, MD
Secretary/Treasurer: Kevin T. Fisher, DO
State Access to Care Representative: Sarah Kitchen, RN, BSN, CBN


Oregon Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
President: Valerie Halpin, MD
Vice-President: Kevin M. Reavis, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Valerie Halpin, MD


Pennsylvania Society for Bariatric Surgery
President: Michael D. Bono, MD
Vice-President: Fernando B. Bonanni, MD
Secretary/Treasurer: Luciano A. DiMarco, DO
State Access to Care Representative: Ann Rogers, MD

Chapter Website


Tennessee Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Inc.
President: Brandon Williams, MD
Vice President: Jaime Ponce, MD
Secretary: Virginia Weaver
Treasurer:
State Access to Care Representative: Brandon Williams, MD

Chapter Website


Texas Association of Bariatric Surgeons
President: Glenn Ihde, MD
Immediate Past President: Joseph Kuhn, MD
Vice-President: Brad Snyder, MD
Secretary: David Provost, MD
Treasurer: Richard Peterson, MD
Regional Board Member: Tim Fulkenberry, MD
Regional Board Member: Garth Davis, MD
Regional Board Member: Sina Matin, MD
Regional Board Member: Todd Wilson, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Richard Peterson, MD

Integrated Health Reps:
President: Renee O’Daniel, NR, BSN, CBN
Vice President: Sharla Stoup, RN, CBN
Past President: Connie Klein
Board Member: Carol Wolin-riklin, MA, RD, LD

Chapter Website


Virginia Bariatric Society
President: Peter T. Hallowell, MD
Vice-President: Troy M. Glembot, MD
Secretary: Anne Dietrich-Covington

Board Members:
John Kellum, MD, FAC
Mark Fontana, MD, FACS
Steve Wohlgemuth, MD
Bruce Shirmer, MD, FACS
Peter Hallowell, MD, FACS
Anna Dietrich-Covington, RN, BSN, CBN
Tina Shelton, MSN, RN, CBN
Jeannie Sanders, RN, CBN

State Access to Care Representative: Peter Hallowell

Integrated Health Co-Chairs:
Anna Dietrich-Covington, RN, BSN, CBN
Tina Shelton, MSN, RN, CBN

Chapter Website


Washington State Chapter of the ASMBS
President: Ross McMahon, MD
VP: Robert Michaelson, MD
Treasurer: Peter Billing, MD
Main contact: Ross McMahon, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Walter Medlin, MD


Wisconsin Obesity Coalition, Inc.
President: Kevin Wasco, MD
Vice-President: Michael Garren, MD
Treasurer:  Shanu Kotari, MD
Secretary/Alternate: Steve Weiland, M.D./Joseph Regan, MD
State Access To Care Representative:  Kevin Wasco, MD
Contact: Julie Scott

Featured Resource:

Bariatric Movies and Images
A new digital educational resource for ASMBS members

SOARD
The official journal of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery