• 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


Ann Rogers, MD


Dan Eisneberg

EC Liaison and Immediate Past Chair

Shanu N. Kothari, MD


Julie J. Kim, MD – Immediate Past Chair Che Afaneh, MD Essa Aleasse, MD
Mohamed Ali, MD
Ali Aminian, MD
Dan Azagury, MD
T Javier Birriel, MD Guilherme Campos, MD
Jonathan Carter, MD
Julie Chang, MD
Eric DeMaria, MD
Dan Eisenberg, MD
Maher El Chaar, MD Sofiane El Djouzi, MD
Saber Ghiassi, MD
Jon Gould, MD
Brandon Grover, DO
Isam Hamdallah, MD
Marcelo Hinojosa, MD
Jason Michael Johnson, DO Ozanan R Meireles, MD
Fady Moustarah, MD
Sabrena Noria, MD
Robert O’Rourke, MD
Pavlos Papasavas, MD
Manish Parikh, MD
Anthony Petrick, MD
Rana Pulatt, MD
Bruce Schirmer MD
Harvey Sugerman, MD

Ad Hoc Literature Review: Kara Kallies

IH Clinical Issues and Guidelines Committee Liaisons: Stephanie Sogg, PhD – Chair

ASMBS Staff Liaison

Martha Lindsey