Thank you for attending the 2010 ASMBS Foundation Annual Event!

Friday, June 25, 2010 • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Ironwood Ballroom
Aria Hotel and City Center – Las Vegas, NV

The following awards were presented at the 2010 Masters Course in Fun:

  • ASMBS Foundation Outstanding Achievement
  • ASMBS Integrated Health Circle of Excellence

The Masters Course in Fun’s live entertainment was provided by The Sensation Show Band & A Casino Event Entertainment Company.

2010 Outstanding Achievement Award


Harvey J. Sugerman, MD

Harvey J. Sugerman, MD is Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.

Dr. Sugerman received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine in 1966, served as a Medical Intern and then Surgical Resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, which he completed in 1973. He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in Nuremburg, Germany and Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. After two years in the private practice of General Surgery in Allentown, Pennsylvania, he returned to academia at the Medical College of Virginia, where he became the David M. Hume Professor of Surgery, the Chairman of the Division of General and Trauma Surgery and Interim Chair of the Department of Surgery. Dr. Sugerman retired from the clinical practice of surgery in December, 2003.

Dr. Sugerman had a major research interest in the pathophysiology of the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and the various surgical techniques for the surgical treatment of severe obesity and their beneficial effects on obesity comorbidities. He has published over 230 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, 20 books and 55 book chapters. He was President of the Western Trauma Association (2003-2004) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) 2004-2005 and was Chair of the Bariatric Surgery Review Committee and a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Surgical Review Corporation from 2006-2008. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.

He and his wife, Betsy, live in Sanibel, Florida. They have four children and 4 grandchildren who live in Park City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Shanghai.

Circle of Excellence Award

Jessie M. Moore, APRN
Each year during the ASMBS Annual Meeting, the Integrated Health Chair presents the Circle of Excellence Award to an outstanding member who has made a significant contribution to the Integrated Health Sciences section of the ASMBS. This award recognizes achievement in the fields of education, research, patient care, administrative and/or public awareness, as well as dedicated and loyal services to the Integrated Health Science Section.

2010 Sponsors:






We would also like to thank those who generously donated casino prizes for tonight’s event:
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), Gaylord Palms – Orlando, and Hyatt Regency – Long Beach