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Richard Peterson, MD FASMBS

John Scott, MD FASBMS

Eric DeMaria, MD FASMBS
Executive Council Liaison




Monali Misra, MD FASMBS – Chair
Jason Johnson, DO
Peter Hallowell, MD FASMBS

Emerging Technology and Concepts

Ann Rogers, MD FASMBS – Chair
Mehran Anvari, MD

Scientific Papers

Ranjan Sudan, MD FASMBS – Chair
Wayne English, MD FASMBS
David Podkameni, MD
Corrigan McBride, MD FASMBS
Teresa LaMasters, MD Eric Ahnfeldt, MD


Dana Telem, MD – Chair
Diego Camacho, MD

International Effort

Bruce Schirmer, MD
Laurent Biertho, MD

Video Education

Alan Saber, MD – Chair
Mohamed R. Ali, MD
Samuel Szomstein, MD FASMBS
Sivamainthan Vithiananthan, MD FASMBS
Keith Scharf, DO
Rana Pullatt, MD


Matthew Kroh, MD FASMBS – Chair
Elias Chousleb, MD FASMBS

ASMBS Staff Liaison

Amie Buehler and Kristie Kaufman


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


The Program Committee is responsible for developing and arranging all of the annual educational events for the ASMBS with ObesityWeek and ASMBS Weekend being the primary educational events. The committee identifies needs, professional gaps, and barriers; reviews and grades submitted abstracts; selects relevant topics and educational design; secures guest speakers; and contributes to the development of overall conference programming. The Program Committee, through the Professional Education Subcommittee, is responsible for the promotion and development of accredited post-graduate educational programs that advance the skills, clinical practices, and research endeavors of metabolic and bariatric surgery professionals to enhance the quality of patient care, optimize outcomes, and improve patients’ quality of life.


Enhance value and quality of programming for ASMBS members

  • Increase member satisfaction
  • Identify professional education needs: Topics, faculty, teaching models, venues, regional vs. national, international, online
  • Increase member attendance by 5%
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