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Chapter Information

Incorporated November 2011

Mission Statement

Advancing the specialty of Bariatric and Metabolic surgery in Hawaii. Promoting educational programs and discussions; disseminating information regarding new developments in the specialty, and providing a social forum for improved relationships.

Executive Officers

President: Brian K. Wong, MD
Vice President: Mark Verschell, PsyD
Secretary: Steven Fowler, MD FASMBS
Treasurer: Brian K. Wong, MD
Immediate Past President: David Henry, MD
Past President: Mark W. Grief, MD
Integrated Health Chair: Open
STAR (State Access to Care Representative): Steven Fowler, MD FASMBS


Brian K. Wong, MD
3288 Moanalua Drive
Honolulu, HI 96819

Chapter Meetings and Updates

  • Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington State Chapters Meeting at the ASMBS Annual Meeting 2022 in Dallas, TX
    Tuesday, June 7th
    5:30-6:30pm Central
    Hyatt Regency Dallas/Reverchon A/B Room

  • Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington State Chapters Meeting at ObesityWeek 2019 in Las Vegas, NV
    Tuesday, November 5, 2019
    5:15-6:15pm Pacific
    Mandalay Bay, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89119, Lagoon B Room

  • Hawaii Bariatric Society Annual Dinner July 23, 2019; Dr. Daniel Jones, Speaker

  • 2018-2019 Meetings: Pali Momi Medical Center 5/23/19; Kaiser Medical Center 2/21/19 and 11/7/18

  • Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington State Chapters Meeting at ObesityWeek 2018 in Nashville, TN
    Tuesday, November 13
    5:15-6:15pm Central
    Omni Nashville Hotel, 250 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, Mockingbird 3 Room

  • Oregon, Washington and Hawaii State Chapters Meeting at ObesityWeek 2016 in New Orleans, LA:
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016
    6:15pm-7:15pm Central Time
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside Grand Salon 6
    Combined Oregon/Washington/Hawaii State Chapter Meeting

  • Diabetes & Obesity Summit with Cleveland Clinic (Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, HI) – January 12-14, 2017

  • Annual Dinner (Honolulu Elks Lodge, Honolulu, HI); Speaker: Alfons Pomp, MD, Chief of GI, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center – 7/9/2016

  • April 2016 – Hawaii Bariatric Society surgeons began working with 4th year medical students from the John A. Burns School of Medical of the University of Hawaii on an Obesity Care elective rotation

  • Hawaii Bariatric Society is to hold Second Bariatric Science Symposium at the January 2016

  • 2016 Meetings: 1/28/2016, 3/31/2016, 5/26/2016, 9/29/2016

  • Walk from Obesity – October 26, 2014

  • HBS Annual Dinner Event – October 24, 2014

  • Hawaii Bariatric Society is to hold their first Bariatric Science Symposium at the Aulani Resort in Kapolei on February 7, 2014

  • Walk from Obesity – October 2014

  • HBS Annual Dinner Event – January 2013

  • Walk from Obesity – December 16, 2012

Support Groups

Kailua, HI

  • Castle Medical Center

Honolulu, HI

  • Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center
  • Queen’s Medical Center – Honolulu, HI
  • Tripler Army Medical Center – Honolulu, HI

Aiea, HI

  • Pali Momi Medical Center

Advocacy Information

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