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Editorial Board


Dean J. Mikami, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Division Chief, General Surgery
Associate Program Director
John A. Burns School of Medicine University of Hawaii
1356 Lusitania Street, 6th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

Deputy Editor

Sabrena F. Noria, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS, FASMBS
The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center
N724 Doan Hall, 410 W. 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH, USA

Associate Editors

Loyola University Medical Center
Chicago, IL, USA

Farah A. Husain, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR, USA

Matthew D. Kroh, MD
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, OH, USA


Editorial Office Coordinator

Taylor Bowen
Charlottesville, VA, USA

Editorial Board

Mohamed R. Ali, MD, FACS
University of California-Davis
Sacramento, CA, USA

Robin P. Blackstone, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Scottsdale Bariatric Center
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Pradeep Chowbey, MD, FICS, FACS
Max Healthcare Institute
New Delhi, India


Mario Colombo-Benkmann, MD, MHBA, FACS
University of Münster
Münster, Germany

Michael Edwards, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN, USA

Susan M. Gallagher, PhD, MSN, RN
Celebration Institute, Inc.
Conroe, TX, USA

William F. Gourash, CRNP, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Chih-Kun Huang, MD
China Medical University Hospital
Taichung City, Taiwan

Melissa A. Kalarchian, PhD
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Kazunori Kasama, MD, FACS
Yotsuya Medical Cube
Tokyo, Japan

Mousa Khoursheed, MD, FRCS, FACS
Kuwait University
Kuwait City, Kuwait


Riley K. Kitamura, MD, FACS
John A. Burns School of Medicine University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI, USA


Lilian Kow, BMBS, PhD, FRACS
Flinders University of South Australia
Adelaide, Australia

Kristina H. Lewis, MD, MPH
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Jingang Liu, MD
Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University
Shenyang, China

Samer G. Mattar, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR, USA

Kalyana C. Nandipati, MD, FACS
Creighton University
Omaha, NE, USA

Ankit D. Patel, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Chattanooga Bariatrics
Chattanooga, TN, USA


John H. Rodriguez, MD, FACS
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH, USA

Tomasz Rogula, MD, PhD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH, USA

Mary Ann Rose, RN, MSN, EdD
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC, USA

Valerie K. Sabol, PhD, ACNP-BC, GNP-BC
Duke University
Durham, NC, USA

Bassem Y. Safadi, MD, FACS
American University of Beirut Medical Center
Beirut, Lebanon

Michael G. Sarr, MD, FACS
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN, USA


Sharon Isenhour Sarvey, PhD, RN
Barton College
Wilson, NC, USA

David B. Sarwer, PhD
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA, USA


Akira Sasaki, MD
Iwate Medical University School of Medicine
Morioka, Japan

Federico J. Serrot, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA, USA

Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, FL, USA


Colleen Tewksbury, PhD, MPH, RD, CSOWM, LDN
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Bruce M. Wolfe, MD, FACS
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR, USA

Natan Zundel, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Florida International University
Miami, FL, USA


Study Design and Statistics Consultant

Virginia O. Shaffer, MD
Emory University
Atlanta, GA, USA

Founding Editor

Lisa Rowen, DNSc, RN
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD, USA

The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.