Course Directors

Julio Teixeira, MD, FACS

Chief, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Program Director, MIS Fellowship
Lenox Hill Hospital
New York, NY

Guilherme M. Campos, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS

Paul J. Nutter Professor of Surgery
Chairman, Division of Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Director, Bariatric Surgery Program
Director, Advanced GI and MIS Fellowship
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Surgery
Medical College of Virginia
Richmond, VA

Nilton Kawahara, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Clinics Hospital of University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil

National Program Chair

Marina Kurian, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
NYU Langone Health
New York, NY

International Program Chair

Antonio Jose Torres, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS

Professor of Surgery
President of IFSO (2011-2012)
Chairman IFSO´s Board of Trustees
Chief General Surgery Service Department of Surgery
Complutense University of Madrid
Hospital Clinico San Carlos
Madrid, Spain


Manuel Aceves, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery & Program Director, Fellowship in MIS and Bariatric Surgery
Tec de Monterrey University School of Medicine
Medical Director Obesity and Advanced Laparoscopy Center
Puerta de Hierro South Hospital
Guadalajara, Mexico

Cheguevara Afaneh, MD, FACS

Assistant Attending Surgeon - New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Assistant Professor of Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
New York, NY

Glauco Alvarez, PhD, FACS

Assistant Professor
Federal University of Santa Maria
Santa Maria, Brazil

Ricardo Baratieri, MD

Gastrointestinal Surgery Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Santa Catarina
Florianópolis, Brazil

Stacy A. Brethauer, MD

Professor of Surgery
Vice Chair of Surgery, Quality and Patient Safety
Medical Director, Supply Chain Management
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Robert E. Brolin, MD, FACS

Adjunct Professor
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Plainsboro, NJ

Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
Owen H. & Sarah Davidson Wangensteen Chair in Experimental Surgery, Emeritus
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Waleed Bukhari, MD

Senior Consultant Surgeon
Advanced Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgeries Center
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Diego Camacho, MD

Director, Minimally Invasive and Laparoscopic General Surgery
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY

Jean-Marc Chevallier, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery, Department of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
Hopital European Georges Pompidou, Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris
Chair in Anatomy, University of Sorbonne-Cite
Paris, France

Aureo DePaula, MD, PhD

Director of Laparoscopic Surgery
Hospital de Especialidades
Goiania, Brazil

Victor Dib, MD

Clinical Director of the Bariatric Center of the Victor Dib Institute
Manaus, Brazil

Luciana El Kadre, MD, MS, PhD, IFASMBS, ISAGES, FACS

Gavea Metabolic Center for Obesity and Diabetes
Sao Lucas Copacabana Hospital
Rio De Janiero, Brazil

George Fielding, MD

J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Surgery
and Bariatric Medicine
Department of Surgery
NYU Langone Health
New York, NY

Filippo Filicori, MD

Attending Surgeon
Lenox Hill Hospital
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Hofstra School of Medicine and Northwell Health
New York, NY

Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Chair, Department of Surgery
Southside Hospital
MBS Director and Chief of Surgery
North Shore University Hospital
Northwell Health
Associate Professor of Surgery, Zucker School of Medicine
New York, NY

Michel Gagner, MD, FRSCS, FACS, FASMBS

Clinical Professor of Surgery, Herbert Wertheim School of Medicine,
Florida University, Miami, FL
Senior Consultant, Hopital du Sacre Coeur
Chief of Surgery, Westmount Square Surgical Center
QC, Canada

Manoel Galvao Neto, MD

Scientific Director of Endosvitta Institute
Affiliate Professor of Surgery at FMABC Medical School
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Karen Gibbs, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Chief, General, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Northwell Health
Staten Island, NY

Daniel Herron, MD, FACS, FASMBS

System Chief, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
The Salky Professor of Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Jacques Himpens, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS (Honorary)

Professor of Surgery
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Chief of Bariatric Surgery
CHIREC Delta Hospital
Brussels, Belgium

Santiago Horgan, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery
Chief Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Vice Chairman Business Development
Director Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Director Center for The Future of Surgery
Department of Surgery
UC San Diego Health
San Diego, CA

Andrew J. Hung, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology
Associate Residency Program Director
Director, Center for Robotic Simulation & Education (CRSE)
USC Institute of Urology
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD

Director, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Institute
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
President, The Obesity Society
Boston, MA

Ashutosh Kaul, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery &
Program Director, Fellowship in MIS Surgery
New York Medical College
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Westchester Medical Center
Director Bariatric Surgery
Greenwich Hospital
Greenwich, CT

Subhash Kini, MD, FACS

Vice Chair, Department of Surgery,
Chief, Division of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery,
Associate Professor of Surgery,
Director, Bariatric Fellowship Program
Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s
New York, NY

Shanu N. Kothari, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Vice Chair, Medical Staff Affairs
Department of Surgery
Prisma Health
Greenville, SC

Blandine Laferrère, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology
New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY

Carel Le Roux, MD, PhD

Professor of Metabolic Medicine
University College
Dublin, Ireland

Kamal Mahawar, MD

Consultant General & Bariatric Surgeon
Sunderland Royal Hospital
University of Sunderland
Sunderland, UK

Robert Marema, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Medical Director Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
Flagler Health
St. Augustine, FL

Ozanan R. Meireles, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Assistant Professor of Surgery Harvard Medical School
Director, Surgical Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Laboratory
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Rachel L. Moore, MD, FACS, Dipl. ABOM

Institution: Moore Metabolics
New Orleans, Louisiana

David Nocca, MD, PhD

Professor of Digestive Surgery
Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
Montpellier University Hospital
Founder President of the French League against Obesity
Montpellier, France

Patrick I. Okolo, III, MD, MPH, FASGE

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology
Lenox Hill Hospital
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
New York, NY

Pablo Omelanczuk, MD

Chief of Section Bariatric and Metabolic and Esophago Gastric Surgery
Department of Surgery
Hospital Italiano deMendoza
Mendoza, Argentina

Francois Pattou, MD

Professor of General Surgery
Lille University
Head, General and Endocrine Surgery, University Hospital
Director, INSERM UMR 1190 Translational Research on Diabetes
Lille, France

Shirly Pinto, PhD

VP/Head of Biology - Drug Discovery
New York, NY

Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS, FRCSC

Leon C. Hirsch Professor
Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery
Chief, GI, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

Jaime Ponce, MD, FASC, FASMBS

Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery
CHI Memorial Hospital
Chattanooga TN
ASMBS Past-President

Dana Portenier, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Chief, Division of Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Duke University
Durham, NC

Alan Posner, MD

Director of Bariatric Surgery
Buffalo General Medical Center
Buffalo, NY

Aurora Pryor, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS

Aurora Pryor, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS
Professor of Surgery
Chief Bariatric, Foregut and Advanced GI Surgery
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY

Jordi Pujol Gebelli, MD

Chief, Section of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
Bellvitge Hospital
Barcelona, Spain

Christine Ren-Fielding, MD

Professor of Surgery, NYU School of Medicine
Division Chief of Bariatric Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center
Director, NYU Langone Weight Management Program
New York, NY

Rui Ribeiro, MD

Coordinator of the General Surgery Unit and Multidisciplinary Center for Metabolic Disease
St. Antonio Clinic
Lisbon, Portugal

Mitchell S. Roslin, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
Lenox Hill Hospital
Northern Westchester Hospital
Professor of Surgery and Donald Zucker School of Medicine
Hofstra University & Northwell Health
New York, NY

Alan Saber, MD, MS, FACS, FASMBS

Professor of Surgery
Rutgers School of Medicine
Surgeon Champion, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Improving Surgical Care and Recovery (ISCR)
American College of Surgeons
Director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
RWJ Barnabas Health

Guillermo Borjas Salas, MD

Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon, Doctor of Medical Science
and Coordinator of the Sagrada Familia Clinical Center
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Santa Paula Medical Group
Caracas, Venezuela

Felice Schnoll-Sussman, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health
Director of Endoscopy
Weill Cornell Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
New York, NY

Reem Sharaiha, MD, MSc

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Advanced & Therapeutic Endoscopy
Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Endoscopy
Weill Cornell Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Department of Medicine
New York, NY

Scott A. Shikora, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Michel Suter, MD

Chief Surgeon, Riviera-Chablais Hospital
Attending Surgeon, Department of Visceral Surgery
University Hospital (CHUV)
Lausanne, Switzerland

Christopher Thompson, MD, NHES

Director of Endoscopy
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Philippe Topart, MD

Société de Chirurgie Viscérale
Clinique de l’Anjou

Carlos Vaz, MD

Director of the Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Center - CUF Infante Santo Hospital
Head of the Robotic Surgery Unit - CUF Hospitals Group (José de Mello Saúde)
Lisbon, Portugal

Marcos Leão Vilas-Boas, MD

President of the Brazilian Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (SBCBM) BAROS Cirurgia Bariatrica e Metabolica - Director

Erik B. Wilson, MD, FACS

Professor, Division Director
Division of Elective General Surgery
Department of Surgery
UT Health
The University of Texas
McGovern Medical School
Houston, TX

Edward J. Yatco, MD, FACS

Lenox Hill Hospital
New York, NY

Natan Zundel, MD

Vice Chair and Professor
Department of Surgery
Florida International University
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, FL

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