Missouri State Chapter

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: Deepu Sudhakaran, MD
Vice President: Andrea Schwoerer, MD
Immediate Past President: Magdy Giurgius, MD
Past Presidents: Shaina Eckhouse, MD FASMBS, Norbert Richardson, MD FASMBS; James Pitt, DO FASMBS; J. Stephen Scott, MD; J. Chris Eagon, MD FASMBS
Integrated Health President: Michelle Cusumano, NP
Integrated Health Vice President: Emily Desbiens, PA
Secretary: Patsy Beeson
Treasurer: Angela Britt, BC
(STAR) State Access to Care Representative: J. Chris Eagon, MD FASMBS
(IH STAR) Integrated Health State Access to Care Representative: Angela Britt, BC

Board Members

Robert Kenney, DO

Daphne Stewart, NP

Members at large

Daphne Stewart, NP
Michelle Cusumano, NP


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

Chapter Meetings

No chapter meetings are scheduled at this time.

Chapter Activities

  • POSTPONED April 25th, 2020 Walk from Obesity, Tilles Park
  • October 2015 Walk From Obesity
  • October 2014 Walk From Obesity
  • October 2013 Walk From Obesity
  • October 2012 Walk From Obesity
  • Formation of Integrated 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