We have provided over $2.1 million in research funding.
Obesity impacts the health of 42.4% of Americans.
Only 1% take advantage of this potentially life-saving treatment.
Patients who have metabolic surgery experience improvement or remission of their type 2 diabetes.
Meet the people making the breakthroughs
“The one thing we have learned in the last 40 years is that obesity is a complex disease, and it is much more than just “calories in, calories out.” Being able to use targeted pharmaceuticals and other medications both before and after surgery is going to be the future of our field in my opinion.”
Vance Albaugh MD, PhD
Recipient of the 2022 Research Grant
Study Functional Brain Imaging Characterization of Weight Regain and Weight Loss Maintenance Patients following Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery.
Currently Dr. Albaugh is the Assistant Professor of Metabolic Surgery at Pennington Biomedical Research Center of Louisiana State University (LSU).
Our Grants Support Healthy Outcomes
Funding research that matters
We help improve access to quality care and effective treatment of obesity by eliminating policy, societal, economic and medical barriers.
We help end the obesity epidemic by sponsoring scientific research grants regarding bariatric surgical procedures and improvement of post surgical outcomes.
We work to increase awareness and understanding of obesity by educating the public on the prevention and treatment options available.
LEAD Awards Honorees 2023
Jaime Ponce, MD FACS FASMBS
Anthony Petrick, MD FASMBS
Erik Wilson, MD
Eric DeMaria, MD FASMBS
Rana Pullatt, MD FASMBS
Lisa West-Smith, PhD.LISW-S
Casey Flowers, MS RD
ASMBS Corporate Council
Pearl Ma, MD FACS FASMBS ABOM
Ali Aminian, MD FACS FASMBS
Lilian Kow, OAM BMBS PhD FRACS
Joe Nadglowski, President/CEO OAC
Thank you to our LEAD Award sponsors
Sponsor of Excellence in Nutrition Award
Sponsor of Surgical Innovation Award
Sponsor of Master Educator Award
Sponsor of Dr. Ronald H. Clements Patient Safety & Quality Award
Sponsor of Circle of Excellence Award
Sponsor of Excellence in Clinical Care Award
Sponsor of Rising Star Award