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 Associate Program Director for the Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship program. He currently serves on the ASMBS Executive Council as President-elect. He is involved in a variety of national committees and task forces focusing on quality and accreditation in bariatric surgery.

Read Full Interview


2016 LEAD Awards

We are proud to announce the recipients of the ASMBS Foundation’s 2016 LEAD Awards! Congratulations on your outstanding achievements!

Bruce Wolfe, MD

Outstanding Achievement Award

Ninh Nguyen, MD

Master Educator Award
Proudly Sponsored by

Wendy King, PhD

IH Circle of Excellence Award

Stay Tuned!

The remaining ASMBS Foundation LEAD Awards will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Please join us in celebrating our award recipients at the Foundation’s 2016 LEAD Awards ceremony on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the New Orleans Convention Center from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Tickets can be purchased for $150 through Obesity Week registration or online through the Foundation’s website.

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Essentials of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery App

The ASMBS Foundation is proud to sponsor the ASMBS’s new Essentials in Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery App. Part of the Foundation’s mission is to fund educational programs that benefit the members of the healthcare community. We are excited to be able to help bring this one of a kind app to the members of the ASMBS.

Download App

Share Your Expertise!

The ASMBS Foundation is working to create a cookbook made up of recipes from bariatric healthcare providers from around the country.

We are seeking a collective effort for this one of a kind cookbook, and are asking you to help us by submitting your favorite healthy/low-carb recipe to be published. In return, you or your practice/bariatric program, will be recognized in the cookbook. This is a great opportunity to showcase your expertise and receive recognition on a national level. The cookbook will also be a great tool to provide to your patients.

Submit Recipe


Registration for the ASMBS Foundation’s 2016 United We Step Challenge opens next week! 

This year’s event is sure to have record breaking numbers with your support! Our goals this year are to take a collective total of 50 MILLION steps, and raise $20,000 to support obesity research and education.

There is no fee to participate, all you need is a pedometer, body-monitoring device, or a smart phone with a built in pedometer. We are also giving away some pretty cool prizes to our top teams and fundraisers. See the official rules to learn more.

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Join Us For a Walk This Fall!

The ASMBS Foundation is hosting 15Walk from Obesity events this fall in collaboration with bariatric programs across the country.

Visit to register or learn more about sponsoring an event

Strut it & Shake it to the Music!

Join us in honoring our Walk from ObesityEvent Leaders, Presenting Sponsors, and Volunteers during Obesity Week at the Foundation’s Walk from Obesity “Jazz March.”

Meeting attendees will be led by a traditional second line band down the streets of New Orleans to raise awareness of obesity.

To learn more about the Jazz March, visit

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