Email your questions about your ASMBS membership application.

Don’t forget to have your CV ready to upload during the application process!

The ASMBS welcomes all surgeons, osteopaths, physicians and supporting healthcare professionals. Bariatric & metabolic surgeons, endocrinologists, anesthesiologists, bariatric physicians, pediatricians, geriatricians, gastroenterologists and any other physicians involved in bariatrics.

Choose your membership category to get started:

Surgeon International Integrated Health

Why Join the ASMBS?

  • Complimentary subscription to the digital and print versions of SOARD, Surgery for Obesity And Related Diseases*.
  • Discounted registration to the ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek, Spring Event and post-graduate CE courses.
  • Your practice and contact information in our membership registry, searchable by prospective patients.
  • Access to members-only documents and online resources.
  • Eligibility to join your local ASMBS State Chapter  which provides educational lectures and lobbies towards state political issues and local insurance problems.
  • Email alerts about new published research findings, political events and society highlights.
  • Membership in IFSO, the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders. (This does not apply to International Members.)
  • Opportunities to join ASMBS committees that impact research, education, patient access, innovation, communication and public service in the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery.

All memberships must be renewed annually. Membership is on a calendar-year basis (January – December)
*Payment must be received before an application is reviewed. Please allow 2-3 weeks from submission of COMPLETE and PAID application for review.

Apply For Membership

Applications will be processed within 2-3 weeks upon receipt of COMPLETE APPLICATIONS, required documentation and paid membership dues. Please have your current curriculum vitae ready to upload prior to completing your online application.
Applications must be paid and letters of recommendation must be received before applications go to committee for approval.


Additional Information

Discounts available to ACTIVE United States Military, $60 (online only SOARD) or $160 (print and online SOARD).

Complete membership applications may take up to 2-3 weeks for review and approval. Incomplete applications will delay the approval process. COMPLETE applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to any ASMBS conference to qualify for member discount.

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery prohibits discrimination against any member or any applicant for membership because of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Please email membership@asmbs.org for more information.