Chapter Information

Incorporated February 2012

Mission Statement

The purpose of the society is to advance the art and science of bariatric surgery by continued encouragement of its members to:

  • Pursue investigation in both clinic and the laboratory.
  • Interchange ideas, information and experience pertaining to bariatric surgery.
  • Promote guideline for ethical patient selection and care.
  • Develop educational programs for physicians, paramedical persons, and lay people.
  • Promote outcome studies and quality assurance.
  • Promote outcome studies and quality assurance.
  • Discuss pertinent issue’s specific to Missouri.

Executive Officers

President: James Pitt, DO FASMBS
Immediate Past President: J. Stephen Scott, MD
Past President: J. Chris Eagon, MD FASMBS
Secretary: Angela Britt
(STAR) State Access to Care Representative: J. Chris Eagon, MD FASMBS

Board Members

Mark J. Perna, MD
John M. Price, MD FASMBS


Angela Britt
Washington University Bariatric Surgery Program
660 S. Euclid Ave, Box 8109
St. Louis, MO 63110


Chapter Meetings

  • Mid Year meeting TBD – possible coordination with ACS meeting

  • Annual State Chapter Business Meeting at ObesityWeek 2015 in Los Angeles, CA:
    Wednesday, November 4, 2015
    6pm-7pm Pacific Time
    L.A. Convention Center Room #507

  • November 5th, 2014 – Annual Business Meeting at ObesityWeek in Boston, MA

  • November 13th, 2013 – Annual Business Meeting at ObesityWeek in Atlanta, GA

  • June 20th, 2012 – Annual Business Meeting at ObesityWeek in San Diego, CA

  • February 25th, 2012 – Inaugural Meeting in St. Louis

Chapter Activities

  • October 2012 Walk From Obesity
  • October 2013 Walk From Obesity
  • October 2014 Walk From Obesity
  • October 2015 Walk From Obesity
  • Formation of Allied Health Group within State Chapter

Support Groups

Most programs in Missouri provide an open support group forum, allowing patients to attend support groups even if their original surgery was done with a different program

Advocacy Information