Metabolic Bariatric Surgery 2022:
Current Trends and New Directions

May 20-21, 2022

Learn from the best

World Class Faculty

Course Director

Alexander Ramirez, MD, FACS

Bariatric Surgery Director Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery FSU College of Medicine
General Surgery Residency Program
Tallahassee, FL

Program Committee

Alexander L. Ayzengart, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
University of Florida Health
Gainesville, FL

Vicky Blackard, MBA/HCA, RN, CBN

Bariatric Nurse Coordinator
Surgery
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Guillermo E. BolaƱos, MD, FACS

Chief Dept Surgery Centro Medico Episcopal San Lucas
Chief Bariatric Clinic Centro Medico Episcopal San Lucas
Assistant Professor General Surgery Ponce Health Sciences University
Puerto Rico

John Paul Gonzalvo, DO

President of the Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean State Chapter of ASMBS
Advent Health Tampa
Tampa, FL

Faculty

Daniel Baughn, PhD

Licensed Psychologist
Tampa, FL

Angelina V. Bernier, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatrics
Hospital Affiliation: University of Florida Health
Gainesville, FL

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

Registered Dietician
Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, FL

Christopher DuCoin, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Surgery
Surgery
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Michael A. Edwards, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Mayo Clinic Florida
Jacksonville, FL

Enrique F. Elli, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Mayo Clinic Florida
Jacksonville, FL

Lisa M. Ferreira, MD

Bariatric Medicine
BayCare Medical Center
Trinity, FL

Karen Flanders, MSN, CNP, CBN

Nurse Practitioner/Coordinator
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Sharon Krzyzanowski, BSN, RN, CBN

Bariatric Nurse Coordinator
Surgery
AdventHealth Orlando
Orlando, FL

Terry McKenzie, RN, CBN

Joseph W. Melendez-Davidson, MD

Bariatric Surgeon
Surgery
Memorial Healthcare
Hollywood, FL

Michel Murr, MD

Professor of Surgery
Advent Health Tampa
Tampa, FL

Christopher Joe Northup, MD

Medical Director, MHWS
Mercy Medical Associates
Olde West Chester, OH

Bharti K. Shetye, MD

Bariatric Medicine
Dr. Abby's Weight Management Clinic
Tampa, FL

Dennis Smith, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Advent Health
Celebration, FL

Andre F. Teixera, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Orlando Health
Orlando, FL

Natan Zundel, MD

Professor of Surgery
Jackson North Medical Center
Miami, FL