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  • Announcing 2016 LEAD Award Recipients

    Announcing 2016 LEAD Award Recipients

    Inside the ASMBS Foundation We continue our interview series with Stacy Brethauer, MD, FASMBS. Dr. Brethauer is a Staff Physician in the Section of Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery at Cleveland Clinic.  He is the Director of Bariatric Surgery at Fairview Hospital and [...]

  • Take a Walk With Us This Fall

    Take a Walk With Us This Fall

    Inside the ASMBS Foundation We continue our interview series with Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS, FRCSC. Dr. Pomp is Chief of GI Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Leon C. Hirsch Professor of Surgery. He is also the Vice Chairman of Surgery at the [...]

  • Successful Spring

    Successful Spring

    Inside the ASMBS Foundation We are excited to launch a new monthly series highlighting the extraordinary members of our Board of Directors. Our first featured board member is John Magaña Morton, MD. Dr. Morton is Chief of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Stanford [...]

  • Submit Your LEAD Award Nominations

    Submit Your LEAD Award Nominations

    Last Call to Host a Walk from Obesity! The deadline to apply to host a Walk from Obesity event this fall is June 3, 2016! Apply Now!   The ASMBS Foundation’s Walk from Obesity is the only national walkathon that brings communities together to [...]