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Richard Peterson, MD, MPH

Neil Floch, MD

Ranjan Sudan, MD
Executive Council Liaison


Daniel Herron, MD FASMBS Immediate Past Chair 
Jawad Ali, MD 
Joshua B. Alley, MD  
Matthew Dong, MD, MPH 

Jonathan Finks, MD   
Carlos Galvani, MD   
Valerie Halpin, MD FASMBS  
Marcelo Hinojosa, MD  
Marina Kurian, MD FASMBS       

Arghavan Salles, MD PhD
Kevin Reavis, MD
Nathaniel Sann, MSN CRNP FNP-BC
Abigail Schroeder, PA-C
Abdelrahman Nimeri, MBBCh  

ASMBS Staff Liaison

Reba Liddy Hernandez


To foster communication between health professionals on obesity and related conditions.


The aim of the Communications Committee is to facilitate communication between the ASMBS and its members, potential members and the public.  This includes making recommendations on new opportunities and technologies to enhance communications; working with the ASMBS staff to develop methods for timely identification of pertinent journal articles, special reports, media events, and Society activities appropriate for promotion; and maintaining active communication channels with the ASMBS President and the Executive Council.


  • Disseminate information to members
  • Help Provide information to consumers
  • Facilitate communication between members

Current Projects

ObesityWeek Meeting App
  • Work with ASMBS staff to identify and implement optimal meeting app
Ongoing ASMBS Webinars
  • First webinar was launched Wednesday, March 9, 2016 with over 100 participants. Topic, gastric balloon debate, was very well received. Identifying and implementing future webinars.

  • Second Webinar took place Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Topic: The Band is Coming Out – Now What? Sleeve v. Bypass Debate Attendees: Over 100.

ASMBS Website
  • ASMBS IT launched member dashboard and online renewal tools for 2015

  • Currently working on expanding the potential uses for the new ASMBS online member database

  • Committee continues to review and provide feedback about the website to ensure all content remains up-to- date.

Social Media
  • Facebook page – Currently has 3,898 likes as of 5/19/16

  • Twitter – Currently has 9,001 followers as of 5/19/16

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