About Us

Mission Statement

To promote the interchange of ideas, information and experience among bariatric surgeons, to promote improved perioperative and long-term care of patients and reduce patient risk, and to encourage and foster education and educational programs for the physicians, lay people and paramedical persons involved in the care of bariatric surgical patients.

Executive Officers

Shaneeta Johnson, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS


Danny Vaughn, MD, FACS

Immediate Past President

Renne Hilton, MD

Vice President

Jamil Stetler, MD FACS


Aaron Bolduc, MD

STAR (State Access to Care Representative)

Fritz Jean-Pierre, MD

Board Member

Oliver Whipple, MD

Board Member

Paul Cartwright, MD

Board Member

Robert Richard, MD

Board Member

Kathryn Browning

Executive Director