To improve the care and treatment of people with obesity and related diseases To advance the science and understanding of metabolic and bariatric surgery To be the recognized authority and resource on metabolic and bariatric surgery


The Bariatric Surgery Training Committee is responsible for designing guidelines and resources for metabolic and bariatric surgery training and fellowship programs. It also certifies that trainees have received adequate training through validation of their experience and the development and continuous updating of examinations


  • To raise and maintain the quality and safety standards of bariatric surgery through provision of standard curricula, supportive resources, and evaluation of the training of bariatric surgeons, fellows and residents

Current Projects

  • Evaluating applications for the 2013 Bariatric Surgery Training Fellowship Certificate Program
  • Developing questions for ASMBS Fundamentals Exam
  • Researching possibility of developing a brochure for Fellowship Program
  • Survey ASMBS members about board cerfification in bariatric surgery
  • Develop a survey to gauge educational needs world-wide – create interntaional bariatric surgery curriculum


Keith Gersin, MD


Matthew Martin, MD

EC Liaison


Alfons Pomp, MD Immediate Past Chair
Ranjan Sudan, MD
Melissa Bagloo, MD
Judy Chen, MD
Gregory Dakin, MD
Eric DeMaria, MD
Laura Fischer, MD
Matthew Fourman, MD
William Gourash, MSN CRNP
Brandon Grover, MD
Daniel Jones, MD
James Lau, MD
Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD
Samer Mattar, MD
Corrigan McBride, MD
Rachel Moore, MD
Nissin Nahmias, MD
Carl Pesta, MD
Dana Portenier, MD
John Price, MD
Prashanth Ramachandra, MD
Raul Rosenthal, MD
Michael Russo, MD
Philip Schauer, MD
Bruce Schirmer, MD
Scott Shikora, MD

Martha Lindsey, ASMBS Staff Liaison