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Genna Hymowitz, PhD

Colleen Schreyer, PhD

Adam Dungey, MBA BSN
IH EC Liaison


Guilherme M. Campos, MD FASMBS
Christy Davis, MSN FNP-C CSOWM CBN
Lynelle L. Diede, MS RN-BC CBN
Brooke Doucet, RN CBN
Nicole J. Franklin, PsyD
Lora Grabow, LMSW
Nicole Nguyen, PharmD BCPS
Amber Saucier, RD LDN MS
Colleen Schreyer, PhD
Cristine Seitz, MS RD LDN
Dawn Stepnowski, DNP APN-C
Catherine Tuppo, PT MS CLT-LANA

Leslie Vinson, ASMBS Staff Liaison


The mission of the committee is to provide evidence-based support for the role of the team members in the care of long-term success of the bariatric surgical patient. The committee is comprised of each integrated team member including exercise, behavioral health, nursing, nutrition, surgery, and obesity medicine.


This committee is comprised of a representative from specialties that comprise the integrated team; behavioral health, nursing, nutrition, surgeons and obesity medicine. The goal of the committee is to investigate what literature has been published regarding the role of the team members in the care and long-term success of the bariatric surgical patient.


  • Define optimal multidisciplinary approach to surgical care
  • Evaluate current evidence and identify knowledge gaps regarding the impact of multidisciplinary approach on patient outcomes

Committee Goals


1) Gain understanding of the multidisciplinary pain management strategies used in bariatric patient care
2) Increase committee membership


1) Develop educational materials for providers and patients for “BSTOP” Project (Opioid Use/Pain Management) – Collaboration with MBSAQIP
2) Completed several documents for the IH Educational Tool Kit on the ASMBS Website; in review by IH CIGC; will submit more for review/publication

Long-Term Goals

1) Develop Walk from Obesity Newsletter Content
2) Work with MBSAQIP as consultants for BSTOP project

Specific Projects that Achieve Goals and Objectives

1) Developed measure to assess current pain management prescribing practice as part of BSTOP project – data collection is ongoing
2) Our committee is looking for nurse practitioners, PAs and exercise specialists to join
3) IH Educational Tool Kit on ASMBS Website – Collaboration with IH CIGC
4) Host annual webinars on emerging research for the IH community

1) Develop patient education materials reviewing pain management in the context of bariatric surgery
2) Develop educational materials focused on physical activity for IH Tool Kit

1) Work with Leslie Galloway at the ASMBS Foundation to develop and publish newsletter content – published articles in the April, June, August, and October; will submit an article for November December
2) Participate in BSTOP development meetings and provide feedback on materials developed for this project

2019 Completed Projects

1) Participated in the ASMBS IH Webinar: “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Integrating Behavioral Change Strategies into Your Practice” on March 6, 2019
2) Developed measure of prescribing practices that was distributed to BSTOP project participants
3) Developed educational materials for IH Tool Kit
4) Several members authored nutrition-related content for the Walk from Obesity newsletter for 2019
5) Recruited a Co-Chair, Dr. Colleen Schreyer, in July 2019

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