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Ann Rogers, MD FASMBS

Dan Eisenberg, MD

Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD MHA

Shanu Kothari, MD FASMBS
Executive Council Liaison


Cheguevara Afaneh, MD FASMBS
Essa Aleassa, MD MSc FRCSC
Maria Altieri, MD MS
Ali Aminian, MD FASMBS
Dan Azagury, MD
T. Javier Birriel, MD
Guilherme Campos, MD FASMBS
Jonathan Carter, MD FASMBS
Julietta Chang, MD
Maher El Chaar, MD
Sofiane El Djouzi, MD MS

Saber Ghiassi, MD MPH
Brandon Grover, DO FASMBS
Peter Hallowell, MD FASMBS
Marcelo Hinojosa, MD FASMBS
Anna Ibele, MD
Jason Michael Johnson, DO
Zhamak Khorgami, MD
Julie Kim, MD FASMBS, Immediate Past Chair
Ozanan R Meireles, MD
Fady Moustarah, MD MPH FRCSC

Abdelrahman Nimeri, MBBCh
Sabrena Noria, MD PhD FASMBS
Pavlos Papasavas, MD FASMBS
Manish Parikh, MD FASMBS
Anthony Petrick, MD FASMBS
Rana Pullatt, MD FASMBS
Almino Ramos, MD FASMBS
Bruce Schirmer MD
Harvey Sugerman, MD
R. Wesley Vosburg, MD

Ad Hoc Literature Review

Kara Kallies, MS

IH Clinical Issues and Guidelines Committee Liaisons

Katie Chapmon, MS RD, Chair
Stephanie Sogg, PhD, Immediate Past Chair

ASMBS Staff Liaison

Leslie Vinson


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


  • Identify existing and emerging gaps in guidelines/position statements
  • Increase understanding of clinical issues
  • Establish and disseminate standards and protocols
  • Establish timeline based on relative clinical importance of issues

Committee Goals


  1. Publish Obesity Bias & Discrimination Statement


  1. Publish Bariatric Surgery and Cancer Statement
  2. Sleep Apnea With AASM Statement
  3. Management of Patients after Pregnancy – collaboration with IH CIGC


  1. Ongoing identification of issues to develop statements and provide topics for EC Review
  2. Provide ongoing clarity on issues related to bariatric and metabolic surgery
  3. Ongoing review/revision of all existing and new statements
  4. Barrett’s Esophagus Paper
  5. Update Reoperative Guidelines 2014
  6. Update Metabolic Bone Disease 2014
  7. Management of prevention of contraception
Specific Projects that Achieve Goals and Objectives
  1. Weight Bias and Discrimination Statement
  2. Bariatric Surgery and Cancer Statement
  3. Sleep Apnea with AASM – Sleep Society Co-Endorsed Paper
  4. Management of Patients after Pregnancy – Collaboration with IH CIGC
  5. Reviewed existing ASMBS statements
  6. Will continue call for Statements out to membership in January of each year
  7. Barrett’s Esophagus Paper
  8. Update of Reoperative Guidelines 2014
  9. Update of Metabolic Bone Disease 2014
  10. Management of Prevention of Contraception

2018 Completed Projects

The following were published in SOARD in 2018:

  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Review of the Literature on One-Anastomosis Gastric Bypass literature review by writing group: Manish Parikh (Lead), Jason Johnson, Dan Eisenberg and Maher El Chaar – Published in SOARD September 2018
  • Updated Position Statement on Bariatric Surgery in Class I Obesity (BMI 30–35 kg/m2) (Low BMI) endorsed by SAGES and supported by the ADA by writing group: Ali Aminian (Lead), Julietta Chang, Stacy Brethauer, and Julie J. Kim – Published in SOARD September 2018
  • Hernia Consensus Guideline on Bariatric Surgery and Hernia Surgery in collaboration with the American Hernia Society by writing group: Emanuele Lo Menzo (Lead), Marcelo Hinojosa, Alfredo Carbonell, David Krpata, Jonathan Carter, Ann M. Rogers, Shanu N. Kothari – Published in SOARD September 2018
  • Position Statement Medium- and Long-Term Durability of Weight Loss and Diabetic Outcomes After Conventional Stapled Bariatric Procedures” by writing group: Dan Azagury (lead), Pavlos Papasavas, Isam Hamdalla, Michele Gagner, and Julie Kim –Published in SOARD October 2018
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