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Dean Mikami, MD
Chair


Alan Saber, MD MS FASMBS
Co-Chair


Natan Zundel, MD FASMBS
EC Liaison

Members

Jawad Ali, MD
Mohamed Ali, MD
Sergio Jose Bardaro, MD FASMBS
Allen Browne, MD
Gregory Dakin, MD
George Eid, MD, Past Chair
Paul Enochs, MD FASMBS
Keith Gersin, MD FASMBS
Barry Greene, MD
Donald Hess, MD

Matthew Hutter, MD MPH FASMBS
Leon Katz, MD
Shanu Kothari, MD FASMBS
Matthew Kroh, MD FASMBS
Matthew Lin, MD
Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD PhD FASMBS
Kamal Mahawar, MS FRCSEd
Dmitry Oleykinov, MD

Jaime Ponce, MD FASMBS
David Provost, MD FASMBS
Prashanth Ramachandra, MD
Michael Russo, MD FASMBS
Kuldeep Singh, MD MBA FASMBS
Timothy Snow, DO
Konstantinos Spaniolas, MD
Erik Wilson, MD FASMBS, Immediate Past Chair

Ad Hoc Members

Cynthia Long, MD FDA

ASMBS Staff Liaison

Leslie Vinson

Mission

  • 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

Description

The Emerging Technology and Procedures Committee advises the Executive Council, other committees and general membership of new technologies and procedures and how these may impact current and future care of patients. The goal of the committee is to not only evaluate these technologies and procedures, but also to better educate our members on how they can evaluate and possibly incorporate them into practice.

Objective

  • Engage all stakeholders in the field of emerging bariatric and metabolic procedures, in the form of educational sessions or by inviting them to contribute data and new information to our web-based educational tools

Committee Goals

Short-Term

1) Committee will be involved with Pathway for Endorsement of New Devices and Procedures Committee as part of a process for new procedures and technologies to focus more on evaluating new procedures
2) Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty paper – collaboration with Clinical Issues Committee

Mid-Term

1) To streamline and standardize emerging technology and procedural clinical research for presentation in collaboration with the Clinical Issues Committee to the Executive Committee

Long-Term

1) Early access to new technologies
2) Establish ASMBS as one of the main societies for reference and authority for new procedures especially endoscopic interventions
3) More emphasis and presence at our annual meetings

Specific Projects that Achieve Goals and Objectives

Short-Term:
1) Chair of Emerging Technology & Procedures Committee also sits on the Pathway for Endorsement of New Devices and Procedures Committee
2) Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty paper – collaboration with Clinical Issues Committee – writing group formed, draft written, review by committee in process

Mid-Term:
1) Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty paper – collaboration with Clinical Issues Committee – writing group formed, draft written, review by committee in process

Long-Term:
1) Collaboration with the Clinical Issues Committee in evaluating emerging technology and procedures

2019 Completed Projects

1) Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty paper – collaboration with Clinical Issues Committee – writing group formed, draft written, review by committee in process

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