2018 Gala & LEAD Awards

Celebrating Leaders in Bariatric Surgery!

Thank You for Attending the 2018 ASMBS Foundation Gala & LEAD Awards!

The ASMBS Foundation’s annual LEAD Awards brings together members of the ASMBS and the healthcare industry to honor individuals who have shown outstanding leadership and dedication to the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery. Your attendance and support have allowed the Foundation to continue to fund advanced bariatric surgery research, professional education, and access to care initiatives.

The LEAD Awards ceremony was held on November 14, 2018 at the Omni Hotel in Nashville, TN in conjunction with ObesityWeek. Thank you to everyone who attended and congratulations to our award recipients. Please join us again next year in Las Vegas, NV!

2018 Award Recipients

Raul Rosenthal, MD
Outstanding Achievement Award

Jaime Ponce, MD
Master Educator Award

Wayne English, MD
Dr. Ronald Clements Patient Safety & Quality Award

Award Sponsored By:

Jane Sylvestre, RDN, LDN
Excellence in Nutrition Award

Award Sponsored By:

Natan Zundel, MD
Surgical Innovation Award

Award Sponsored By:

Camilo Boza, MD
Excellence in Clinical Care Award

Award Sponsored By:

Conor McCrea
Distinguished Industry Partner Award

Ali Aminian, MD
ASMBS Research Grant Award

Jerry Dang, MD
ASMBS Research Grant Award

Thank You to Our 2018 Event Sponsors




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