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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 statechapters@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 statechapters@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: Forrest Ringold, MD FACS
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: Dana Portenier, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Keri Seymour, DO
IH State Access to Care Representative: Nina Crowley, PhD RDN LD

Colorado

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

Connecticut

Presidents: Darren Tishler, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: Neil Floch, MD

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

President: John R. Pender, MD FACS
State Access to Care Representative (ID): Cory Richardson, MD FASMBS
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): Ellen Vogels, DO
State Access to Care Representative (WY): Kevin D. Helling, MD

Delaware

President: Isaias Irgau, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Open

Florida, Puerto Rico & Caribbean

President: John Paul Gonzalvo, DO FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: Dennis Smith, MD FASMBS
IH State Access to Care Representative: Vicky Blackard, RN MBA/HCM CBN

Georgia

President: Shaneeta Johnson, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: Aaron Bolduc, MD

Hawaii

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

Illinois

President: Daniel Wool, MD
State Access to Care Representative: Juaquito Jorge, MD

Indiana

President: Myungwon Chang, MD MPH FACS
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: Amy Somerset, MD & Michael Wood, MD
IH State Access to Care Representative: Colleen Buda, PA-C CSOWM

Minnesota

President: Girish Luthra, MBBS
State Access to Care Representative: Geoffrey Fasen, MD MS
IH State Access to Care Representative: Hannah Osterndorf, LD

Mississippi

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

Missouri

President: Magdy Giurgius, MD
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: Saniea Majid, MD FASMBS ABOM
State Access to Care Representative: Michael Bilof, MD FASMBS

New York

President: Aurora Pryor, MD MBA FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: William O’Malley, MD

Ohio/Kentucky

President: Sergio Bardaro, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative (OH): Joe Northup, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative (KY): Joshua Steiner, MD FASMBS

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: Farah Husain, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: Farah Husain, MD FASMBS
IH State Access to Care Representative: Greg Showell, RN

Pennsylvania

President: Ann Rogers, MD FASMBS
State Access to Care Representative: Ann Rogers, MD FASMBS
IH State Access to Care Representative: Cynthia Hipszer, RN MSN CNML CBN

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
IH State Access to Care Representative: Nathaniel Sann, MSN CRNP FNP-BC

Washington

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

Wisconsin

President: Daniel McKenna, MD
State Access to Care Representatives: Luke Funk, MD MPH FASMBS & Brandon Grover, DO FASMBS

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