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About the Provider

Medical School: University of Iowa College of Medicine, 1962 - 1966
Surgical Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1966 - 1971
Department of Surgery, Reading Hospital and Medical Center, 1971 - 2005
Practiced Bariatric Surgery, Reading Hospital and Medical Center, 1981 - 2005
Founding Member, ASMBS, 1983
President and Claims Committee Chair, NOVUS Insurance Co., 2005 - 2011
Member "Quality Improvement Patient Safety" Committee, since 2009
Co-Editor, ASMBS "Patient Safety Vignettes," 2012-, with "Invited Discussion" since 2014
Co-Author: DeMaria, E., Brethauer, S., Baker, J. W., Sweet, W., Mattar, S., Ponce, J., et al. (2016).
First report from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery closed-claims registry:
Prevalence, causes, and lessons learned from bariatric surgery medical practice claims.
Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 12(supp. 7), S4-S5.
Co-Author: Sweet, WA, De Maria, EJ. (2019) Medical Malpractice in Bariatric Surgery: The ASMBS Journey to a Closed Claims Registry. In: Nguyen N, Brethauer S, Morton J, Ponce J, Rosenthal R, editors. The ASMBS textbook of bariatric surgery. New York: Springer; 2019. p. 585-94.

Surgeries Performed

• Follows Other Surgeons' Patients • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass • Other Gastric Bypass • Revision/Conversion of Prior Procedure 


Wyomissing, PA USA




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