Erik Wilson, MD FASMBS

Dean Mikami, MD

Natan Zundel, MD FASMBS
EC Liaison


Jawad Ali, MD
Mohamed Ali, MD
Allen Browne, MD
Gregory Dakin, MD
George Eid, MD, Immediate 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
Michael Russo, MD
Alan Saber, MD
Kuldeep Singh, MD MBA FASMBS
Konstantinos Spaniolas, MD

ASMBS Staff Liaison

Leslie Vinson


  • 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


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.


  • 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


  1. Early access to new technologies
Specific Projects that Achieve Goals and Objectives:
  1. Maintained the Clearing House, a list of contacts for all emerging technology industries using ASMBS faculty disclosure information


  • New procedures – committee will be involved as part of a process for new procedures and technologies
  • More emphasis and presence at our annual meetings
  • IRB Templates – create a Toolbox for New Procedures on ASMBS website; collect templates via committee members
Specific Projects that Achieve Goals and Objectives:
  • Voting member of the new procedure committee


  • Establish ASMBS as one of the main societies for reference and authority for new procedures especially endoscopic interventions
Specific Projects that Achieve Goals and Objectives:
  • Dedicated Innovation Summit
  • Continue to engage industry with form on website, other activities – increase awareness via website
  • If the Emerging Technology Innovation Summit at ObesityWeek 2016 goes well have an Emerging Technology Summit in Palo Alto in 2017

2017 Completed Projects