Advisory Board

Advisory Board—United States

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

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

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

Katie Chapmon, MS, RD
Los Angeles, California

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

Adrian Dan, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Medical Director, Weight Management Institute at Summa Health in Akron, Ohio, and Associate Professor of Surgery at Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Rootstown, Ohio

Stephanie F. Deivert, RDN
Scranton, Pennsylvania

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

Eric J. DeMaria, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of General/Bariatric Surgery; Department of Surgery Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina

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

Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery; Director, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, South Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health; and Professor of Surgery, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Hempstead, New York

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

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

Elizabeth M. Hechenbleikner, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

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

Lori Herold, RD, LD/N
Dunedin, Florida

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

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
Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman, Department of Surgery; Lydia J. Fredrickson Board Designated Professorship in Pediatric Surgery; Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics; Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

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, MS, FACS
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey

Stephanie B. Jones, MD
Chair and Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York

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

Scott Kahan, MD, MPH
Director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness, Washington, DC

Sameera Khan, RD, PA-C, MBA
Manhasset, New York

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

Timisha Malone, LICSW, LMSW, MSW
Epping, New Hampshire

Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN
Program Director, Wittgrove Bariatric Center, Del Mar, California

Samer G. Mattar, MD, FACS, FRCS (Edin.), FASMBS
Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of BCM Weight Loss and Metabolic, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

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

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
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; Director, Center for Robotic Surgery, Columbus, Ohio

John Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS
Vice-Chair of Quality and Division Chief of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

Michel M. Murr, MD, FACS
Medical Director, The Bariatric & Metabolic Institute at Florida Hospital Tampa, 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

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

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS
Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Chief Quality Officer, Geisinger Clinic; Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania

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

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
Program Director, Provost Bariatrics, Temple, 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

Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS
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

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

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

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

Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA
Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas

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

Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP
Director, Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania.

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

Erin Taylor, MS, MEd, RD, CDN
Richmond, Virginia

Lori Wenz, RN, MSN, AGNP-C, BC-ADM
Modesto, California

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

Connie Wyatt, RD, LDN
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania

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

Editorial Advisory Board—International

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, Quebec, 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, Department of Morbid Obesity and Bariatric Surgery, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Silvia Leite Faria, PhD
Brasília, Brazil

Mary O’Kane, BSc Hons, MSc, RD, FBDA
Leeds, United Kingdom

Jürgen Ordemann, MD, PhD
Chief Physician Professor, Vivantes Netzwerk für Gesundheit GmbH, 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

Shashank Shah, MBBS, MS, FAIS, FMAS (hon)
Director, Laparo Obeso Centre, India HOD, Poona Hospital and Research Centre, Director, Department of Bariatric Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, Mumbai, India

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

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

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