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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

  • July 13-15, 2018 – 2018 JOINT ANNUAL MEETING South Carolina & North Carolina Chapters of the American College of Surgeons, South Carolina Vascular Surgical Society, and Bariatric Society of the Carolinas
    Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
    8400 Costa Verde Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
    Click here for more information
    Click here to register

  • Saturday, July 15, 2017 – Annual Meeting in conjunction with the American College of Surgeons NC Chapter 2017 Annual Meeting
    Pinehurst Resort
    80 Carolina Vista Drive
    Pinehurst, NC, 28374
    Keynote Speaker: ASMBS President Stacy Brethauer, MD

    • Medtronic sponsored dinner symposium for surgeons at 7pm on Friday evening at Southern Prime Steakhouse in Pinehurst
    • Surgeon dinner sponsored by Ethicon Saturday
    • Sunday will be on your own to either attend any of the ACS sessions, or enjoy any of the golf or spa amenities that Pinehurst has to offer

    Click here for more information or to register

    • ASMBS Bariatric Society of the Carolinas (BSC) First Annual Integrated Health (IH) Workshop – we will begin with Lunch and the Keynote address and then breakout into the IH sessions from 1-4 pm, and rejoin the group for the Closing Session from 4-5 pm; After the formal program, please plan to join us for an Integrated Health Networking Happy Hour sponsored by Bariatric Advantage from 5-7 pm to get to know your peers over some drinks and appetizers! Click here to register by June 1
  • 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