Michigan State Chapter

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    Officially incorporated in June of 2008, the Michigan Bariatric Society is the Michigan State Chapter of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and will represent the state of Michigan by advocating the same principles and merits of the ASMBS.

    The Michigan Bariatric Society’s vision is to improve public health by improving the management of obesity and metabolic disease by:
    - Interchanging ideas, information and experience pertaining to metabolic and bariatric surgery.

    Fostering educational programs for physicians, integrated health personnel and the community at large.
    Establishing and promoting guidelines for patient selection and care
    - Promoting improved perioperative and long-term care of patients and the reduction of patient risk.

    Encouraging its members to pursue investigations both in the clinic and laboratory setting.
    Promoting outcome studies and quality assurance.

    Our membership includes bariatric surgeons, non-surgeon physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychologists, nurses, dietitians, diabetes educators, office staff, hospital personnel and others.

    Board of Directors


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    Oliver Varban, MD

    Vice President

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    Mindy Lane, DO


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    Jon Schram, MD


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    Nabeel Obeid, MD

    ASMBS Michigan

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    Kathryn Ziegler, MD

    Integrated Health Members

    Rachel Blind, NP

    Tracy Hannan, RNFA

    Amanda Stricklen, RN, MS

    Rachel Ross, RN, MS

    Mandy Pate, RN

    Colleen Buda, PA-C, CSOWM

    Alexandra Kennedy, MPH, RDN

    Past Presidents

    Dave Chengelis, MD

    Jeff Genaw, MD

    Carl Pesta, DO

    Jamie Foote, MD

    Matthew Weiner, MD

    Wayne English, MD

    Stuart Verseman, MD

    Arthur Carlin, MD

    Randal Baker, MD

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