Outstanding Achievement Award

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Outstanding Achievement Award 2017-01-03T14:42:30+00:00

The ASMBS Foundation’s Outstanding Achievement Award honors an ASMBS member who supports the goals and vision of the ASMBS Foundation, has displayed a lasting impression and selfless commitment to the ASMBS organization and has made significant contributions to the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery.

  • Award nominees must be members of the ASMBS.
  • Nominations will only be accepted from members of the ASMBS
  • Self-nominations are welcome
  • Members of the ASMBS Foundation Board of Directors are not eligible (see list of Board members)
  • Previous award recipients are not eligible
The ASMBS Foundation Board of Directors will evaluate the award submissions and identify an award recipient. The Board of Director’s decision is final. The Board of Directors will not consider incomplete nominations. No information about the outcome of Board of Director’s decisions can be provided prior to the official announcement of the award recipients. Application-specific feedback will not be provided.


2016 Award Recipient


Bruce M. Wolfe, MD, FACS
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Oregon

Bruce M. Wolfe, M.D. is a graduate of Stanford University and the St. Louis University School of Medicine. His surgical training was completed at St. Louis University with an additional fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Relocating to OHSU from the University of California Davis, Dr. Wolfe has devoted his surgical career to surgical nutrition and obesity, including the surgical care of obese patients and related research. He has made many contributions to the advancement of the surgical treatment of obesity, including a demonstration of the many benefits of laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Wolfe’s research interests lie at the intersection of surgical outcomes of obesity and health policy as it relates to obesity treatment coverage. He chairs an NIH-funded research consortium studying the clinical, epidemiological, and behavioral outcomes of bariatric surgery, known as the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS). His local and national policy efforts of expanding obesity treatment as well as numerous ongoing research projects underscore Dr. Wolfe’s dedication to upstream efforts to prevent and ameliorate obesity and related sequelae.

Previous Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients

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Scott A. Shikora, MD, FACS
November 2015

Philip Schauer, MD
June 2011

Nicola Scopinaro, MD

June 2006

Mervyn Deitel, MD

June 2002

S. Ross Fox, MD

June 1998

Robert Brolin, MD
November 2014

Harvey Sugerman, MD
June 2010

Edward E. Mason, MD

June 2005

Georgeann Mallory, RD
June 2001


Alan Wittgrove, MD
November 2013

Mathias A.L. Fobi, MD
June 2009

John Linner, MD

June 2004

Alex McGregor, MD

June 2000

Kelvin Higa, MD
June 2012

Walter J. Pories, MD
June 2007

Douglas S. Hess, MD

June 2003

Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD

June 1999