Abdelrahman Nimeri, MD
About the Provider
Dr Nimeri is the section chief for Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery & the program director for the Carolinas Bariatric fellowship program at the Atrium Health Weight Management program, He joined the Department of Surgery at Carolinas Medical Centre since 2018.
He is the SecretartTreasurer of IFSO and past president of the IFSO Middle East North Africa Chapter (IFSO MENAC) 2017-2019 and past president of the Pan Arab Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (PASMBS) 2017-2018.
He is chairman of the International Federation for Surgery of Obesity’s (IFSO) Communication committee 2013-2019 and an associate editor for the Obesity surgery journal. In addition, he is a member of the IFSO Ethics Committee, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Global Affairs committee & the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) communication, Clinical issues/guidelines and Diversity/inclusivity committees.
Prior to joining Atrium Health in 2018, Dr Nimeri worked at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City under the Cleveland Clinic management in Abu Dhabi. During his 9 year tenure he was the founding director of the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute (BMI) Abu Dhabi from 2009-2018, founder and lead surgeon champion for the ACS NSQIP Middle East Collaborative established 2016-2018, founder and surgeon champion for the ACS NSQIP as well as the associate program director of the first ACGME-I accredited surgery residency Program in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi 2013-2018 and the founder and fellowship program director for the MIS and Bariatric surgery fellowship program at SKMC 2013-2018 and the chief of the division of General, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery 2010-2018. He was an adjunct staff at the Cleveland Clinic’s Endocrine and Metabolic Institute in Cleveland Ohio 2011-2018 and an Adjunct Associate clinical professor of surgery at the UAE University 2013-2018.
Dr Nimeri finished his general surgery residency training at Huron Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Health System in Cleveland Ohio in 2004, his fellowship in minimally Invasive & bariatric Surgery at Washington University School of medicine in St Louis Missouri in 2005. He practiced at the University of California San Francisco-Fresno (UCSF-Fresno) as faculty at the general surgery Residency program and was one of three faculty of the Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship program at UCSF Fresno. He was an assistant clinical professor of surgery at University of California San Francisco. Dr Nimeri has interests in minimally invasive surgery, bariatric surgery, surgical education and surgical quality.