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Andre Teixeira, MD

Chris Ducoin, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS


  • Vafa Shayani, MD, FASMBS – Immediate Past Chair
  • Farah Husain, MD, FACS, FASMBS – EC Liaison
  • Laura Boyer, FNP-C – IH Committee Liaison
  • Crystal Alvarez, DO
  • Tyler Cohn, MD
  • Alexandra Falvo, MD
  • Aarthy Kannappan, MD, FASMBS
  • Keith Kreitz, MD
  • Bradley Needleman, MD, FASMBS
  • Nabeel Obeid, MD
  • Lauren Rabach, MD
  • Talar Tatarian, MD
  • R. Wesley Vosburg, MD, FACS, FASMBS

ASMBS Staff Liaison

  • Kim Carmichael


To be a highly valued society that serves the educational and professional needs of our diverse membership.


The function of the Membership Committee is to act as liaisons for members to ensure needs of membership are being met by the society, address member concerns, review membership applications, assist applicants in the application process when necessary, facilitate the FASMBS program, stimulate membership, and ensure access of members to society benefits


  • Increase membership
  • Enhance value of membership
  • Improve retention

Committee Goals

  • Growing Candidate Membership numbers by aggressively reaching out to Bariatric Surgery fellowship programs and to General Surgery residency programs.

  • Aspiring to reach 100% conversion from Candidate Membership to Regular Membership upon qualification of candidate members.

  • Annual welcome reception for new members to introduce them to all of the benefits of membership as well as encourage them to join committees early on.

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