The Excellence in Nutrition Award honors an ASMBS member who has made significant contributions to pre-operative and/or post-operative nutrition. Those contributions include original research specific to nutrition, novel approaches and/or protocols that maximize patient adherence, educational programs, etc. This individual clearly understands how both pre and post-operative nutrition compliments a surgical procedure to optimize post-operative health.

  • 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 and the presenting sponsor 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

The 2018 Excellence in Nutrition Award will be given at the ASMBS Foundation’s Gala and LEAD Awards on Wednesday, November 14th from 6pm – 9pm.

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Previous Excellence in Nutrition Award Recipients

Nina Crowley, PhD, RD, LD
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Awarded November 2017
Award sponsored by Bariatric Advantage

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Susan M. Cummings, MS, RD
Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center
Boston, MA

Awarded November 2016
Award sponsored by Bariatric Advantage

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Cynthia K. Buffington, PhD
Florida Hospital Celebration Health
Celebration, FL

Awarded November 2015
Award sponsored by Bariatric Advantage

Kimberley Steele, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery
Baltimore, MD

Awarded November 2014
Award sponsored by Bariatric Advantage