Editorial Board

Clinical Editor
Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Chief of Staff, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; General Surgery Residency Program Director; and Director, Fellowship in MIS and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida. Dr. Rosenthal is also President-Elect of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Clinical Editor
Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP

Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida.


Editorial Advisory Board-US

Jaime P. Almandoz, MD
Assistant Medical Director, Clinical Research Unit, Center for Translational Medicine; Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

Peter Benotti, MD, FACS
Senior Clinical Investigator, the Obesity Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania

Marc Bessler, MD
Surgical Director, New York-Presbyterian Hospital Center for Obesity Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York

Robin Blackstone, MD, FACS
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Arizona School of Medicine-Phoenix; Medical Director, Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Center, Scottsdale, Arizona

Laura Boyer, RN, CBN
Director of Clinical Systems,The Surgical Specialists of Louisiana; The Surgical Specialists of Mississippi, Covington, Louisiana

Jay B. Brodsky, MD
Professor (Anesthesia), Medical Director, Perioperative Services, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California

Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD, FACS, HonFRCS
Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, Owen H. & Sarah Davidson Wangensteen Chair in Experimental Surgery, Emeritus, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Guilherme M. Campos, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Professor of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin

Rafael F. Capella, MD, FACS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey

Janelle W. Coughlin, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Lillian Craggs-Dino, DHA, RDN, LDN, CLT
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute Support Group Coordinator, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida

Kim Delamont, NP, MSN, PNNP, WHCNP, CNM
Director of Bariatrics, Rose Medical Center Bariatric Surgery Center, Denver, Colorado

Eric J. DeMaria, MD
Director of Bariatric Surgery
Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia

Terrence M. Fullum, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery, Howard University College of Medicine, Chief, Division of General Surgery, Chief, Division of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Director, Howard University Center for Wellness and Weight Loss Surgery, Howard University Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia

Susan Gallagher Camden, RN, MSN, MA, CWOCN, PhD
Houston, Texas

Alex Gandsas, MD, MBA, FACS
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey

Liz Goldenberg, MPH, RD
Nutritionist, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York

Karen B. Grothe, PhD, ABPP, LP
Assistant Professor of Psychology; Program Director, Obesity Program; Specialty Director, Clinical Health Psychology Fellowship; Mayo Clinic, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Rochester, Minnesota

Giselle G. Hamad, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Leslie J. Heinberg, PhD
Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, BMI Director of Behavioral Services, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Kelvin Higa, MD, FACS
Clinical Professor in Surgery, UCSF-FRESNO, Director, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Fresno, California

Kevin Huffman, DO
Obesity Medicine Specialist, Founder and President of American Bariatric Consultants

Matthew M. Hutter, MD, MPH
General and Laparoscopic Surgery, Department of Surgery; Director, Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness In Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD, FACS
University of Minnesota, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thomas H. Inge, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens, Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Kellene A. Isom, MS, RD, LDN
Bariatric Program Manager; Senior Clinical Bariatric Dietitian, Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Daniel B. Jones, MD, FACS
Chief, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Stephanie B. Jones, MD
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School; Vice Chair for Education and Residency Program; Director, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Gregg H. Jossart, MD, FACS
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California

Marina S. Kurian, MD
Medical Director, Department of Surgery, Bariatric Division at New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center, New York, New York

Robert B. Lim, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences; Chair, Metabolic, Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

Edward Lin, DO, FACS
Director, Emory Endosurgery Unit, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS
Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida

David Mahony, PhD, ABPP
Senior Psychologist, Industrial Medicine Associates, Tarrytown, New York; Director of Behavioral Healthcare Assessment Instruments, Obesity Prevention, Policy and Management, Chantilly, Virginia

Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN
Program Director, Wittgrove Bariatric Center, La Jolla, California

Samer G. Mattar, MD, FACS, FRCS, FASMBS
Associate Professor Surgery, Indiana University; Medical Director, IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss; Director, Indiana University Advanced Laparoscopic Fellowship Program, Indianapolis, Indiana

Laurie Duquette McGinley, DNP, MSN, CNS-BC, APN, CBN
Bariatric Program Coordinator, Reno, Nevada

Amir Mehran, MD
Co-director, Center for Weight Loss Surgery at Los Robles, Thousand Oaks, California

Sagar V. Mehta, MD
Director of Bariatric Medicine, St. Luke’s Weight Management Center, Allentown, Pennsylvania

Joseph Michaels V, MD
Plastic Surgeon, Private Practice, North Bethesda, Maryland

Marc P. Michalsky, MD, FACS, FAAP
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery; Surgical Director, Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Columbus, Ohio

Melodie K. Moorehead, PhD, ABPP
Board Certified in Clinical Health Psychology, JFK Medical Center; Bariatric Wellness and Surgical Institute, Atlantis, Florida

John Morton, MD, MPH, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery; Section Chief, Minimally Invasive Surgery; Director of Quality, Surgery and Surgical Sub-Specialties; Director of Bariatric Surgery, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, California

Michel M. Murr, MD, FACS
Director of Bariatric Surgery, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida

Martin I. Newman, MD, FACS
Department of Plastic Surgery, Associate Program Director, Education Director, Weston, Diplomate American Board of Surgery, Diplomate American Board of Plastic Surgery Weston, Florida

Ninh T. Nguyen, MD
Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Irvine, California

Alex Ordonez, MD
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (BMI), Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida

Jordan H. Perlow, MD
Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona

Amrita Persaud, MS, MEd, RD, CDN
Senior Clinical Dietitian in Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Services, Physician Affiliation Group of New York at Harlem Hospital, New York, New York

Edward Phillips, MD, FACS
Director, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Director of Endoscopic Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

Harry Pino, PhD
Director of Clinical Exercise Physiology Program, RecoverHealth Center, New York, New York

Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS, FRCSC
Leon C. Hirsch Professor; Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery; Chief, Section of Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery; Weill Medical College of Cornell University; New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York

Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery Program, Hamilton Medical Center, Dalton, Georgia and Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Walter J. Pories, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Biochemistry, Sport and Exercise Medicine, Director, Bariatric Surgery Research Program, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University

Craig B. Primack, MD, FAAP
Medical Bariatrician/Certified Medical Obesity Specialist/Co-Medical Director, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center PLLC, Scottsdale, Arizona

David A. Provost, MD
Provost Bariatrics, Denton, Texas

Aurora D. Pryor, MD
Professor of Surgery, Chief of General Surgery, Laparoscopic, Bariatric, and General Surgery, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, New York

Christine Ren-Fielding, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, NYU School of Medicine, Director, NYU Langone Weight Management Program, New York, New York

Alan A. Saber, MD, FACS
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Comprehensive Metabolic and Bariatric Treatment Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio

Michael G. Sarr, MD
Professor of Surgery, Division of Gastroenterologic and General Surgery, Gastrointestinal Research Unit (GU 10-01), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

David B. Sarwer, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology, Departments of Psychiatry and Surgery, Director of Clinical Services, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Roman Schumann, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Boston, Massachusetts

Wendy Scinta, MD, MS, FAAFP
Medical Director, Medical Weight Loss of NY, BOUNCE Program for Childhood Obesity, Fayetteville, New York; Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York

Michael Schweitzer, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Director of Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, Baltimore, Maryland

Michele A. Shermak, MD
The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland, Lutherville, Maryland

Scott Shikora, MD
Director, Bariatric Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS
Associate Director Bariatric and Metabolic Institute and Division of MIS, Director Bariatric Endoscopy, Cleveland Clinic Florida; Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, NOVA Southeastern University, Weston, Florida

Andrew Ukleja, MD, AGAF, CNSP
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton; Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida

Noel N. Williams, MD, MCh, FRCSI, FRCS
Director of Bariatric Program, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Alan Wittgrove, MD
Medical Director, Wittgrove Bariatric Center, La Jolla, California

Natan Zundel, MD, FACS
Clinical Professor of Surgery, Florida International University College of Medicine, Miami, Florida


 

Editorial Advisory Board-International

Ahmed R. Ahmed, BSc(Hons), FRCS(Gen)
Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon, Charing Cross Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Salman K. Al-Sabah, MD, MBA, FRCS(c)
Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Amiri Hospital, Kuwait

Ricardo Cohen, MD
The Center of Excellence for the Surgical Treatment of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders- Oswaldo Cruz Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil

Mirto Foletto, MD
Clinica Chirurgica 1, Padova University Hospital, Padova, Italy

Michel Gagner, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FASMBS
Clinical Professor of Surgery, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University; Senior Consultant, Hopital du Sacre Coeur, Montreal, QC, Canada

Manoel Galvao Neto, MD
Gastro Obeso Center, São Paulo, Brazil

Mohammad Jamal, MBChB(Hons), MEd FRCS(c)
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Kazunori Kasama, MD
Director, Department of Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, Yotsuya Medical Cube, Tokyo, Japan

Jon Kristinsson, MD, PhD
Director, Dept. of Morbid Obesity and Bariatric Surgery, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Karl Miller, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery, Head of the Surgical Department, Hallein Clinic, Hallein, Austria

Abdelrahman A. Nimeri, MBBCh, FACS, FASMBS.
Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (BMI) Abu Dhabi, Chief, Division of General, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Surgeon Champion, ACS NSQI; Associate Program Director, ACGME-I Accredited Surgery
residency program. Fellowship Program Director, MIS & Bariatric Surgery Fellowship Program, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Jürgen Ordemann, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Chief,  Unit of Bariatric Surgery, Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Charité, University Medicine Berlin, Germany

Sungsoo Park, MD, PhD
Professor, Division of Upper GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine; MIS & Robotic Surgery Center, Korea University Medical Center, Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Almino C. Ramos, MD
Gastro Obeso Center, São Paulo, Brazil

Paulina Salminen, MD, PhD
Chief, Department of Acute and Digestive Surgery, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland

Shashank Shah, MBBS, MS, FAIS, FMAS (hon)
Director, Department of Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery-Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune, and Dr. L.H. Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai, Maharastra, India

Edward Shang, MD
Professor of Surgery, Head of Bariatric Surgery, Universityhospital Leipzig, Germany

Magnus Sundbom, MD
Department of Surgery, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

Prof. Dr. Michel Suter
Chief Surgeon, Hôpital du Chablais, Switzerland; Responsible surgeon for bariatric surgery, Department of Visceral Surgery, Lausanne, Switzerland

Antonio J. Torres MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS
Professor of Surgery, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Olga Tucker, MD, FRCSI
Academic Department of Surgery, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Rudolf A. Weiner, MD
Professor of Surgery, Frankfurt Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Head of the Departement of Surgery of the Frankfurt Sachsenhausen Hospital, Center For Bariatric Surgery, Center for Minimally Surgery, Frankfort, Germany