About


About
The main mission of the Florida, Puerto Rico, & the Caribbean Chapter is to improve access to care to all members in our region with the support and collaboration of the ASMBS.  We also want the chapter to enhance the interaction and communication among members within the regions, as well as assist the practitioners in our state with their difficulties in providing care to the Metabolic and Bariatric patient.

Events


  • 9/1/2020 05:30 PM
  • Online Event

Michel Murr, MD, FACS, FASMBS will present a 1 hour webinar with 1 CME on the link between NAFDL and obesity. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEldeygrzMtHdXsJxLiTv2IpxcsOfglNond After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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  • 6/30/2020 05:00 PM
  • Online Event

1 hour webinar presented by Dr. Enrique Elli. State chapter members will receive 1 CME.

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  • 5/18/2020 08:00 AM
  • Online Event

Tampa General Hospital is sponsoring a 6 CEU CBN review course FREE to any Florida State Nurse that is wanting to take the CBN exam. Course format will be pre-recorded YouTube videos with a live Q & A session June 8, 1-3

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  • 5/15/2020 04:00 PM
  • Online Event

register at http://autovac.wufoo.com/forms/covid19-and-laparoscopic-surgery-webinar/

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  • 5/14/2020 04:00 PM
  • Online Event

note time on flyer is 3 PM CDT. that is 4 PM EST register at http://baxter.event.com/bariatricMay14

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  • 5/8/2020 08:00 AM - 5/8/2020 09:00 AM
  • Online Event
  • 4/15/2020 06:00 PM
  • Online Event

Daniel Baughn, Ph.D will be speaking about mental health and healthcare providers.

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  • 4/1/2020 07:00 PM
  • Online Event

Lillian Craggs-Dino, DHA, RDN, LDN will be talking about "how to keep your immune strong through good nutrition"

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Officers


Samuel Szomstein, MD, FASMBS

President

Michel Murr, MD

Past President

Muhammad Jawad, MD, FASMBS

Vice President

Nester F. de la Cruz-Munoz, MD

Treasurer

John Paul Gonzalvo, DO, FASMBS

Secretary

Vicky Blackard, MBA/HCM, RN, CBN

IH President

Lillian Craggs-Dino, DHA, RDN, LDN, CLT

IH President elect

Joseph Cheblis, MD FACS, FASMBS

STAR

Joseph Melendez-Davidson, MD

Liaison to Puerto Rico

George Webb, MD, FASMBS

Board of Directors

Patrick Domkowski, MD, PhD, FAMBS

Board of Directors

Tiffany Jessee, DO

Board of Directors

Leslie Vinson

States Chapter Manager

Lynne Thompson, RN, CBN

Past IH President

Chapter Surgeons


Abbas, Husain

MD, FACS

Alsulaimy, Mohammad

MD, DABS

Andrede-Ortiz, Werner

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Arellono, Jason

MD

UF Health

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Ayzengart, Alexander

MD, MPH.

Assistant Professor of Surgery University of Florida Health

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Barrios, Limaris

MD, FACS

Miami Dade Surgical Group. General, Baritric & Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy Hospital.

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Bass, Thomas

MD

Behrens, Esuardo

MD, FACS

Beltre, Wiljon

MD, FASMBS

Bolanos, Guillermo

MD

Butler, Stephen

MD

BayCare Medical Group

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Chappano, Paul

MD, FACS

Chavda, Keyur

MD

Surgical Associates of Tampa Bay

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Chebli, Joseph

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Southwest Florida Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Venice Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

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Chinea, Eduardo

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Commissiong, Gilbert

MD

de la Cruz, Nester

MD

Denk, Peter

MD

Depari, John

MD

Dicicco, Richard

MD. FACS, FAMBS

Florida Surgery Weight Loss Centers

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Dietrick, John

MD, FACS

AdventHealth at Tampa

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Domkowski, Patrick

MD, PhD, FACS

DuCoin, Christopher

MD, MPH, FASMBS, FACS

University of South Florida and Tampa General Bariatric Center

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Edwards, Michael

MD

Mayo Clinic

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Elli, Enrique

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Mayo Clinic

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Fiszer, Luciano

MD, FACS

Fitzgerald, Thomas

MD

Fridley, Donald

DO

Friedman,Jeffrey

MD, FACS

University of Florida Health

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Gatmaitan, Patrick

MD, FASMBS

Gonzalvo, John Paul

DO, FACS

Advent Health Tampa

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Gordon, Richard

MD, FRCSC, FACS, FASMBS

Tampa Bay Surgical Group

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Gray, Sanji

MD, FACS

Hodgett, Steven

MD, FACS

Huguet, Kevin

MD, FACS

Bay Surgical Specialist

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Ibarra, Juan

MD

Jessee, Tiffany

DO

Jimenez, Humberto

MD

Kichler, Kandace

MD

Lo Menzo, Emanuele

MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS

Cleveland Clinic

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Maciel Acevedo, Victor

MD

Marema, Robert

MD

Melendez-Davidson, Joseph

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Mooney, Ashley

MD

Morgenthal, Craig

MD

Motamarry, Issac

MD, FASMBS

Murr, Michel

MD, FACS

AdventHealth Tampa

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Peraglie, Cesare

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Podolsky, Erica

MD

Radecke, Jason

MD

Ramirez, Alexander

MD, FACS

Rao, Arundathi

MD, FASMBS

Rodriguez-Pimentel, Ariel

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Palm Beach Surgical

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Rodriguez-Rivera, Laura

MD

Rohan, Joseph

MD, FACS

Romero, Roderick

MD

Rosenthal, Raul

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Cleveland Clinic

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Seetahal, Shiva

MD, FACS

Shillingford, Kahil

MD

Sieloff, Eliot

MD

Small, Theodore

MD, FACS, FASMBS

West Florida Weight Loss, a division of Surgical Associates of West Florida

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Smith, Dennis

MD, FACS, FASMBS

St. Julien, Jamii

MD, MPH

Srinivas, Kaza

MD

Suarez-Dominguez, Albert

MD

Szomstein, Samuel

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Cleveland Clinic

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Taitano, Andrew

MD, FACS

Teixeira, Andre

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Orlando Health

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Thatimatla, Naga

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Tieu, Keneth

MD, FACS< FASMBS

Vaughan, Jefferson

MD, FASMBS

VIllalona, Gustava

MD

Wanchick, Kara

MD

Webb, George

MD, FASMBS

Weerasinghe, Dilendra

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Advanced Surgical Specialist of Florida

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Whittwell, Enrique

MD, FASMBS

Wizman, Paul

MD

Zundel, Natan

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Jackson North Medical Center, Miami

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Physicans/Private Practice


Lisa Ferreira

MD

BayCare Medical Group

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Shetye, Bharti

MD, FOMA, DABOM

Gretchen Ames

MD

Melissa Bailey

PsyD

Bailey Psychology Group

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Daniel Baughn

Ph.D.

Psychotherapy, Assessment, and Business Consultation

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Ashlyn Douglas-Barnes

LCSW

Stephanie Schwartz

PhD

Sammi Siegel

PhD

Articles


Contact


  • Florida, USA
  • To join our chapter please contact ASMBS at membership@asmbs.org or visit https://asmbs.org/membership