Bariatric Times Announces New Clinical Editors

| January 1, 2022


WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania, January 6, 2022—Bariatric Times announced today the appointment of Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, and Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, as Clinical Editors of the journal, effective January 1, 2022. They will succeed John M. Morton, MD, MPH, MHA, FACS, FASMBS, DABOM, and Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP.

Dr. Peterson is a Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; and Director, Christus Weight Loss Institute – Westover Hills in San Antonio, Texas. He will represent the surgical side of the journal.

“I have always admired the passion and dedication Bariatric Times has put forward in furthering the overall treatment of obesity,” Peterson said. “This passion was evident under the leadership of Dr. Rosenthal, Dr. Morton, and Dr. Still. I am honored to follow in their footsteps. I look forward to the continued collaboration of surgery and medicine with Dr. Jenny Seger in the treatment of this disease and bringing the same passion to Bariatric Times and our readership.”

Dr. Seger is a Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine, and the Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas in San Antonio, Texas. She will represent the medical obesity side of the journal.

“I am humbled and honored to join Bariatric Times as Co-clinical editor with Dr. Rich Peterson,” Seger said. “BT has long been an incredible resource to all of us on the front lines treating overweight and obesity and I hope to be able to further this mission in collaboration with our amazing colleagues across the country and the world.”

The journal was founded in 2004 and is entering its 19th year of publication in 2022. Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, was the Founding Clinical Editor and served in the position through the end of 2017. Dr. Morton succeeded Rosenthal and served as the surgical Clinical Editor for four years. Dr. Still was brought on as a Co-clinical Editor beginning in 2015 along with Rosenthal, serving alongside him for three years before working with Morton for the next four years.

Moving forward, under the expert leadership of Peterson and Seger, Bariatric Times will look to expand the topics it covers and the formats in which they’re provided, including a greater emphasis on audio and video content.

“I can’t wait to see how we can take Bariatric Times to the next level,” said Austin Vitelli, Bariatric Times Managing Editor. “We made a lot of progress with Drs. Rosenthal, Morton, and Still at the helm over the years, and I’m fully confident Drs. Peterson and Seger will continue that progress in 2022 and beyond.”

About Bariatric Times

Bariatric Times ( is a peer-reviewed, monthly journal published by Matrix Medical Communications in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Bariatric Times seeks to provide evidence-based, peer-reviewed information to practicing clinicians and researchers caring for patients with obesity and metabolic disorders in an easy-to-read, easy-to-apply format. Bariatric Times offers its readers original research, practical discussions on the latest research, comprehensive reviews, brief reports, didactic case reports, and commentaries on contemporary topics in the treatment of metabolic disorders. Bariatric Times is indexed on CINAHL® Plus with Full Text. For more information, visit

About Matrix Medical Communications

Matrix Medical Communications (MMC) is a full-service publishing and communications company that is committed to innovation and the flow of ideas among healthcare clinicians, researchers, and consumers across all disciplines of medicine. Our innovative services are designed to enhance communication and understanding of the latest medical treatments and technologies by providing practical information, accessible across multiple formats, that can be used to improve patient care, expand research and development for new treatments, and facilitate B2B collaboration and communication.


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