Michigan State Chapter

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Officially incorporated in June of 2008, the Michigan Bariatric Society’s purpose is to study morbid obesity and advance the art and science of metabolic and bariatric surgery by:

• Encouraging its members to pursue investigations both in the clinic and laboratory setting.
• Interchanging ideas, information and experience pertaining to metabolic and bariatric surgery.
• Establishing and promoting guidelines for patient selection and care.
• Promoting improved perioperative and long-term care of patients and the reduction of patient risk.
• Fostering educational programs for physicians, integrated health personnel and laypeople.
• Promoting outcome studies and quality assurance.
• Representing the ASMBS, being the recognized authority and resource on metabolic and bariatric surgery in the State of Michigan.

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

Mission Statement

The Michigan Bariatric Society vision is to improve public health and well being by decreasing the hardship of the disease of obesity and related diseases throughout the state of Michigan.
The Michigan Bariatric Society is a State Chapter of the ASMBS and will represent the state of Michigan advocating the same principles and merits of the ASMBS.

Board of Directors


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David Chengelis, MD

Vice President

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Oliver Varban, MD


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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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Matthew Weiner, MD

Integrated Health Members

Rachel Blind, NP

Tracy Hannan, RNFA

Amanda Stricklen, RN, MS

Rachel Ross, RN, MS

Past Presidents

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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