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State Chapters

The State and Local Chapters Committee is charged with promoting the ASMBS state chapter initiative and advancing the work of the chapters. They are responsible for reviewing the applications and charter agreements, assisting chapters in the formation process and ongoing monitoring of chapter activities.

For information about individual state chapters, please contact the representative listed on the state chapter’s page, using the links below. For general information about state chapters, please contact Leslie Vinson, ASMBS State Chapters Manager, at leslie.vinson@asmbs.org

State Chapter Map

ASMBS State Chapter Meetings

Is your chapter planning a CME Meeting? Use this form to request your meeting be displayed on your state chapter’s page, or contact Leslie Vinson, ASMBS State Chapter Manager, at leslie.vinson@asmbs.org

State Chapter Regions

Lower Midwest

Super STAR: Robert O. Carpenter, MD MPH FASMBS

Southeast Central

Super STAR: Brandon Williams, MD FASMBS

Southwest

Super STAR: Ajay Upadhyay, MD FASMBS

Mid-Atlantic

Super STAR: Guilherme Campos, MD FASMBS

Northeast

Super STAR: Matthew Hutter, MD MPH FASMBS

Northwest

Super STAR: Valerie Halpin, MD FASMBS

Upper Midwest

Super STAR: Luke Funk, MD FASMBS

State Chapters

Alabama

President: Kenneth Todd Foreman, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: Kenneth Todd Foreman, MD FASMBS

Arizona

President: David Podkameni, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Christine Lovato, MD FASMBS
IH State Access to Care Representative: Lauren Pellizzon, MS RD

California/Nevada

President: Helmuth T. Billy, MD
State Access to Care Representative (CA): Ajay Updadhyay, MD FACS FRCS
State Access to Care Representative (NV): Open

Carolinas

President: Rana Pullatt, MD MS MRCS FACS FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: Keri Seymour, DO

Colorado

President: Jonathan Schoen, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Matthew Metz, MD

Connecticut

Presidents: Pavlos Papasavas, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: Darren Tishler, MD FASMBS

Dakota Yellowstone (Includes ID, MT, ND, SD, WY)

President: John R. Pender, MD FACS
State Access to Care Representative (ID): Open
State Access to Care Representative (MT): John R. Pender, MD FACS
State Access to Care Representative (SD): Kristen J. Turek, CNP
State Access to Care Representative (ND): Luis A. Garcia, MD MBA
State Access to Care Representative (WY): Kevin D. Helling, MD

Delaware

President: Michael B. Peters, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: Rahul Singh, MD

Florida, Puerto Rico & Caribbean

President: Samuel Szomstein, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: Joseph Chebli, MD FASMBS
IH State Access to Care Representative: Vicky Blackard, RN MBA/HCM CBN

Georgia

President: Danny Vaughn, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Renee Hilton, MD

Hawaii

President: Brian Wong, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Steven Fowler, MD FASMBS

Illinois

President: Frederick Tiesenga, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Juaquito Jorge, MD

Indiana

President: Margaret Inman, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: Ambar Banerjee, MD FASMBS
IH State Access to Care Representative: Sarah Muntel, RD

Iowa

President: Steven Cahalan, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Matthew Christophersen, MD

Kansas

President: Brice Hamilton, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: Robert Aragon, MD

Louisiana

President: William S. Richardson, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: Peter Lundberg, MD
IH State Access to Care Representative: Laura Boyer, FNP C CBN

Maryland

President: Barry Greene, MD FACS
State Access to Care Representative: Joseph Greene, MD MBA

Michigan

President: Oliver Varban, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: Kathryn Ziegler, MD
IH State Access to Care Representative: Colleen Buda, PA-C CSOWM

Minnesota

President: Bradley C. Linden, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Geoffrey Fasen, MD MS

Mississippi

President: David Carroll, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Jennifer O’Flarity, RN BSN

Missouri

President: Shaina Eckhouse, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: J. Chris Eagon, MD FASMBS
IH State Access to Care Representative: Angela Britt, BC

Nebraska

President: Thomas White, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: Gary Anthone, MD FASMBS

New England (MA, ME, NH, RI and VT)

President: Matthew Hutter, MD, MPH FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative (MA): Sheila Partridge, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative (ME): Jamie Loggins, MD
State Access to Care Representatives (NH): Robert Catania, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative (RI): Siva Vithiananthan, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative (VT): Patrick Forgione, MD
IH State Access to Care Representative (All New England): Melissa Page, MS RD CSOWM LDN

New Jersey

President: Alexander Onopchecnko, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Alexander Onopchenko, MD

New York

President: William Graber, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: William O’Malley, MD

Ohio/Kentucky

President: Christopher Daigle, MD FASMBS FRCSC
State Access to Care Representative (OH): Joe Northup, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative (KY): Joshua Steiner, MD
IH State Access to Care Representative (OH/KY): Debbie Pasini, RN BSN

Oklahoma/Arkansas

President: Hamilton Le, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative (OK): Laure DeMattia, DO
State Access to Care Representative (AR): Open

Oregon

President: Mark Eaton, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Valerie Halpin, MD FASMBS
IH State Access to Care Representative: Melissa Rowan, RN BSN CBN

Pennsylvania

President: Ann Rogers, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: Ann Rogers, MD FASMBS

Southwest (Pending – will include AK, AZ, CO, NM and UT)

President: David Podkameni, MD (AZ)
State Access to Care Representative (AK): Michael Todd, MD
State Access to Care Representative (AZ): Robert Berger, MD
State Access to Care Representative (CO): Matthew Metz, MD
State Access to Care Representative (NM): Karina McArthur, MD
State Access to Care Representative (UT): Eric Volckmann, MD

Tennessee

President: Christopher Sanborn, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: Virginia (Jenny) M. Weaver, MD FACS

Texas

President: Sina Matin, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Tanyaradzwa Kajese, MD FASMBS

Virginia/West Virginia

President: Guilherme M. Campos, MD FACS FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: Guilherme M. Campos, MD FACS FASMBS

Washington

President: Judy Chen, MD ABOM FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: Mohan Mallipeddi, MD

Wisconsin

President: Brandon T. Grover, DO FASMBS
State Access to Care Representatives: Shanu Kothari, MD FASMBS and Kevin Wasco, MD FASMBS

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