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 Bariatric Surgery Training Fellowship Certificate Program
  • Development and Piloting of Competency Based Fellowship Curriculum Bariatrics
  • Develop Resident Training Program in Bariatrics


Keith Gersin, MD


Matthew Martin, MD

EC Liaison

Ranjan Sudan, MD


Corrigan McBride, MD
Ambar Banerjee, MD
Judy Chen, MD
Gregory Dakin, MD
Shaina Eckhouse, MD
Maher El Chaar, MD
Laura Fischer, MD
Matthew Fourman, MD
John Gabrielsen, MD
William Gourash, MSN CRNP PHD
Brandon Grover, MD Chandra Hassan, MD Kunoor Jain-Spangler, MD
Daniel Jones, MD
Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD
Carl Pesta, MD
Dana Portenier, MD
John Price, MD
Raul Rosenthal, MD
Michael Russo, MD
Bruce Schirmer, MD
Scott Shikora, MD

Martha Lindsey, ASMBS Staff Liaison