2023 TREO Grants Awarded…Read the Press Release.

The ASMBS Foundation is Now
TREO Foundation

TREO is Treatment, Research, and Education to end Obesity. Our purpose is to combat obesity by increasing the scientific and public understanding of metabolic and bariatric surgery — one of the most underutilized treatments in medicine.

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Research

We have provided over $2.1 million in research funding.

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Impact

Obesity impacts the health of 42.4% of Americans.

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Eligibility

Only 1% take advantage of this potentially life-saving treatment.

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Improvement

Patients who have metabolic surgery experience improvement or remission of their type 2 diabetes.

Walk from Obesity

Raising Funds & Awareness for over 20 Years

Introducing TREO

Support Treatment, Research, and Education

Grantee Spotlight

Meet the people making the breakthroughs

Vance Albaugh

“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

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Treatment

We help improve access to quality care and effective treatment of obesity by eliminating policy, societal, economic and medical barriers.

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Research

We help end the obesity epidemic by sponsoring scientific research grants regarding bariatric surgical procedures and improvement of post surgical outcomes.

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Education

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

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

Pearl Ma, MD FACS FASMBS ABOM

Ali Aminian, MD FACS FASMBS

Lilian Kow, OAM BMBS PhD FRACS

Frank Bisceglie,Medtronic

Joe Nadglowski, President/CEO OAC

Thank you to our LEAD Award sponsors

Platinum 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

Silver Sponsors

Olympus

Bronze Sponsors

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