ReShape Lifesciences Announces Formation of International Scientific Advisory Board
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Members of the ReShape SAB include:
Caroline Apovian, M.D., is the Co-Director at the Center for Weight Management and Wellnessin the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Apovianwon the Distinguished Leader in Obesity Medicine award from the American Board of Obesity Medicinein 2020. Michael Baptista, M.D., is a bariatric, general and laparoscopic surgeon affiliated with the Bariatric Center of Excellence Memorial Hospital Jacksonvillein Florida. Dr. Baptistais a published author in the weight loss field and has given many courses, both on how to perform bariatric surgery, and how to follow up with patients afterwards. Matt Brengman, M.D., is a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon practicing in Richmondand Fredericksburg, VA. Dr. Brengmanpioneered the practice of advanced laparoscopy and laparoscopic bariatric surgery while at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is an active member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery(ASMBS), currently serving as At-Large member of the Executive Council. John Dixon– MBBS, Ph.D., is currently an adjunct professor at the Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute, Swinburne Universityin Melbourne, Australia. He has focused on obesity research for over 20 years. He has published more than 300 research manuscripts and has been involved in all aspects of clinical obesity research, and in education and policy development.
- Francesco Furbetta, M.D., is a specialist in surgery of the digestive system and digestive endoscopies. He developed an interdisciplinary treatment of obesity and, since 1996, has been teaching Lap-Band training courses. He is a Professor of the Postgraduate Course in Laparoscopic Surgery at the
University of Bariin Italy, a member of IFSO and a former director of the Italian Society of Obesity Surgery. Darrin Hansen, M.D., is currently a fellow of the American College of Surgeonsand a member of the ASMBS. He is a Center of Excellence Surgeon for the Lap-Band procedure. He has also organized and instituted a research study on resolution for type 2 diabetic Lap-Band patients. Michael Orris, D.O., is a founding partner and lead surgeon at the Weight Loss Institute of Arizonaand AZ Weight Loss Clinic. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Surgical Weight Loss and is associate clinical professor at Midwestern University. Dr. Orrisis a fellow of the ASMBS. Carl Pesta, D.O., is the Medical Director of the McLaren Macomb Bariatric Surgery Instituteas well as a fellow with the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. He is currently a member and fellow of the ASMBS and president of the ASMBS foundation. He is past president of the Michigan Bariatric Society. Jaime Ponce, M.D., is the Medical Director for the CHI Memorial’s Weight Management Center in Chattanooga, TNand current president of the IFSO North America Chapterand a member of the IFSO Executive Board. Dr. Ponceis a fellow of the American College of Surgeonsas well as the ASMBS and is past president of the ASMBS and a founding member of the of the ASMBS Tennessee State Chapter. Christine Ren-Fielding, M.D., is currently the Professor of Surgery at NYU School of Medicineas well as the Director of the NYU Langone Weight Management Program and Chief of the Division of Bariatric Surgery. She is chairman of the membership committee of the NY State Chapter of ASMBSand recently won the Excellence in Clinical Care Award from the organization in 2022.
- Adam Smith, D.O., is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist and Chief Executive Officer of Ultimate Bariatrics in
Fort Worth, TX.He is currently Chairman of Bariatric Surgery at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center Trophy Cluband Associate Professor at University of North Texas Health Sciences Center. He is a member of ASMBS, is a surgical trainer for Lap-Band and has also been a Lap-Band patient, himself. Dr. Smithhas lectured internationally on topics including obesity and the Lap-Band system. Shaw Somers M.D., FRCS, is a specialist Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon at Streamline Surgical UK. He is past President of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society, council member of the association of Upper GI Surgery, and council member of the Parliamentary Advisory Group on Obesity. Erik Wilson, M.D., is presently the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Schoolat Houston, as well as the Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas(MIST). He is the Co-Founder of the Texas Association of Bariatric Surgeryand is a Southeast Regional Board Member.
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