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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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On the Air with… David B. Sarwer, PhD

| May 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

Interviewed by Cynthia Alexander, PsyD When Bariatric Times asked me to interview Dr. David Sarwer, I jumped at the chance. There are only a handful of psychologists who really understand the field of bariatric psychology. Anyone keeping up with bariatric research will be familiar with David B. Sarwer, PhD. He is Clinical Psychologist and Associate […]

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The Experts on Bariatric Fellowships…Where Are We?

| April 17, 2009 | 3 Comments

Like to know more about bariatric fellowships? In this exclusive interview, on behalf of Bariatric Times, Dr. Daniel Jones, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, posed questions to the leadership of the Fellowship Council. Dr. Jones is the director of the “MIS fellowship with emphasis in Bariatric Surgery” at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The […]

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An Interview with ASMBS’s Georgeann Mallory, RD

| December 20, 2008 | 0 Comments

For how many years have you been the executive director of ASMBS? It will be 13 years as of January 1, 2009.

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An Interview with Kelvin Higa, MD, FACS

| October 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

What do you think expanding the society’s realm to metabolic surgery has accomplished? Actually, it has always been about metabolic surgery. We just changed our name to be more descriptive and accurate about what we were doing. The name change has done well to focus our efforts and resolve in making access to care a […]

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