Ann Rogers, MD FASMBS

Dan Eisenberg, MD

Shanu Kothari, MD FASMBS
Executive Council Liaison


Cheguevara Afaneh, MD FASMBS
Essa Aleasse, MD MBBS MSc
Mohamed Ali, MD
Ali Aminian, MD
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
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
Abdelrahman Nimeri, MBBCh
Sabrena Noria, MD PhD FASMBS
Robert O’Rourke, MD
Pavlos Papasavas, MD FASMBS
Manish Parikh, MD FASMBS
Anthony Petrick, MD FASMBS
Rana Pullatt, MD FASMBS
Bruce Schirmer MD
Harvey Sugerman, MD

Ad Hoc Literature Review

Kara Kallies, MS

IH Clinical Issues and Guidelines Committee Liaisons

Stephanie Sogg, PhD – 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