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Introducing a New, Exclusive Interview Series: Countdown to Obesity Week 2013

| January 21, 2013

Interview #1: Philip R. Schauer, MD Starting in 2013, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS) will co-locate their respective annual meetings under one roof. Obesity Week™ 2013 marks the beginning of an annual collaborative event addressing obesity—a chronic and multifaceted metabolic disease. Leading up to Obesity Week […]

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Bariatric Surgery in Qatar: An Interview with Dr. Michel Gagner

| December 19, 2012

Since 2003, Michel Gagner, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FASMBS, FICS, AFC (Hon.), has been flying to and from Qatar, performing bariatric surgery on the most complex patient cases. In 2007, he was invited to take on the task of restructuring the bariatric program at Hamad General Hospital in Qatar’s capital city, Doha. He accepted the challenge […]

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Taking the Lead: An Interview with Dr. Jaime Ponce, President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

| August 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bariatric Times. 2012;9(8):12–13 Dr. Ponce is the Medical Director for the Bariatric Surgery program at Hamilton Medical Center, Dalton, Georgia and Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is the Vice-President of the ASMBS Tennessee State Chapter and President of the ASMBS. Questions for this interview were posed by members of the Bariatric Times Editorial Advisory Board.

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Mid-term Perspective from the Man Wearing the Badge

| January 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

An interview with Bruce M. Wolfe, MD 2010–2011 President of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Bariatric Times. 2011;8(1):18–20

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Metabolic Applied Research Strategy Initiative (MARS): Understanding Why Bariatric Surgery Works

| November 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

An Interview with Principal Investigators Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD, and Randy Seeley, PhD About MARS The Metabolic Applied Research Strategy (MARS) is a multi-year, multi-generational research program led by Ethicon Endo-Surgery to understand the physiologic and metabolic changes that occur after bariatric surgery (i.e., how bariatric surgery works to resolve conditions such as type […]

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Update on American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program: An Interview with Ninh T. Nguyen, MD, FACS

| September 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

An Interview with Ninh T. Nguyen, MD, FACS Dr. Nguyen is from University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California. Financial Disclosures: Dr. Nguyen reports no financial disclosures relevant to the content of this interview.

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Challenges of a Continually Changing Field of Medicine

| April 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

An interview with John Baker, MD, President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Dr. John Baker runs a private practice in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is Medical Director, Baptist Health Weight Loss Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, and co-director of the Baptist Medical Center’s bariatric surgery program, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding and Type 2 Diabetes

| March 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

An Interview with Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Ponce is the Medical Director for the Bariatric Surgery program at Hamilton Medical Center, Dalton, Georgia and Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is the Chair of the ASMBS Insurance Committee, Vice-President of the ASMBS Tennessee State Chapter, and Member-At-Large of the ASMBS Executive Council. Dr. Ponce […]

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Dr. Shikora has Left the Building… The Exit Interview of 2009 ASMBS President Scott Shikora, MD, FACS

| November 17, 2009 | 2 Comments

Bariatric Times. 2009;6(11):14–15. The staff and Editorial Advisory Board of Bariatric Times interviewed Dr. Scott Shikora, exiting president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Here’s what he has to say on his experiences and challenges as the ASMBS 2009 president and his thoughts on the future of bariatric surgery.

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Insights in Interventional Diabetology: Generations of Work Coming Together

| May 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

An Interview with: Dr. Walter Pories,Professor of Surgery, East Carolina University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Greenville, North Carolina, Past President, ASMBS Dr. Neil Hutcher, Commonwealth Surgeons, Ltd., Richmond, Virginia; Past President, ASMBS Dr. Ricardo Cohen, Director, The Center for the Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, Hospital Oswaldo Cruz, and Baros […]

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