Senior consultant, Hôpital du Sacre Coeur, Montreal, Canada.
Chief of Surgery, Westmount Square Surgical Center, Westmount, Canada.
Prof. Michel Gagner is known for his contributions in MIS, in particular the first description of laparoscopic adrenalectomy for Cushing and pheochromocytoma (1992), first description of laparoscopic pancreatectomy (distal/proximal) (1992-93), first description of endoscopic neck surgery with parathyroidectomy in 1995, first transgastric cholecystectomy in 1997 (NOTES), first description of laparoscopic duodenal switch in 1999 and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in 2000.
Metabolic Surgeon, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA.
Dr. Omar M. Ghanem is the Member of Mayo Clinic Obesity Specialty Council and Communication Committee Co-chair of American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. His research interests include Bariatric Surgery, Complex & Re-operative Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Complex Hernia Surgery, Recurrent Hernia Surgery etc.
Director of Bariatric Surgery, Norwalk Hospital, Connecticut, USA.
Dr. Neil Floch performs Bariatric Surgery at Norwalk Hospital where he is the Director of Bariatric Surgery for Nuvance Health's Norwalk Hospital and Danbury Hospital. Both hospitals maintain the certification of an MBSAQIP Accredited Comprehensive Center. He is the Past President of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He has been the originator and 3 year meeting organizer for the Annual ASMBS CT Chapter presents: "Obesity Summit". He is the former co-chair and current Chairman of the national ASMBS Communications Committee.
Vice Chair of Education and Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
Director, Bariatric Surgery Program, IU Health North hospital, Carmel, IN, USA.
Dr. Dimitrios Stefanidis serves as the chief of minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Indiana University. He is the current president of the Association for Surgical Education and serves on the Board of SAGES and of the Indiana Chapter of the ASMBS and the ACS. He is the chair of the ASMBS research committee and recently founded the ASMBS research collaborative, past chair of the SAGES guidelines committee and several other national committees. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Global Surgical Education - the Journal of the Association for Surgical Education and serves on the Editorial Board of SOARD and Mini-invasive surgery.
Prof. Amin Andalib is the Program Director for Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at McGill University. He is also a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) where he currently serves as a member of the Bariatric Surgery Committee.
Dr. Alfredo Daniel Guerrón is the Assistant Professor of Surgery at Duke University. He specializes in bariatric surgery and minimally invasive surgery and is experienced in endoscopy, gastrointestinal motility disorders, robotic surgery, anti-reflux surgery, and robotic bariatric surgery.
Dr. Tatarian is the Deputy Co-Chair for Clinical Research, Associate Director, Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.