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Achievements

EDUCATION AND FELLOWSHIPS

Chief Resident of the Year: Wake Medical Center, University of North Carolina Hospitals
Residency in General Surgery: University of North Carolina Hospitals
Intern in General Surgery: University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine with Honors
Medical School Admissions Board
Alumni Loyalty Merit Scholar

Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with Distinction
John Motley Morehead Scholar
North Carolina Fellow

Board Certification / License

Recertification in General Surgery – American Board of Surgery.
Certification in General Surgery - American Board of Surgery
State of Florida - ME 88949
State of Mississippi - #16428

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American College of Surgeons – Fellow Status (2011 – present)
American College of Surgeons - Member (1999-2011)
American Medical Association (1999- 2013)
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) (2001-present)

  • Fellow, ASMBS (2015)
  • ASMBS Program Committee –Chair (2010- present)
  • ASMBS Public Education Committee - Chair (2010- 2012)
  • ASMBS Access to Care Committee (2010-present)
  • ASMBS Education Committee (2010-present)
  • ASMBS Insurance Committee (2010-2012)
  • ASMBS Research Committee (2010-2012)
  • ASMBS Professional Liability Committee (2010-2012)

 

Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (2011-present)
Ethicon Bariatric Worldwide Panel (2009-present)
Florida Medical Association (2003-2013)
International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO) (2009-2013)
IFSO Innovations & New Technology Committee – Chair (2009-2013)
Journal of Robotic Surgery - Editor Consultant (2010-present)
Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society (1999-2012)
Novus Quality Assurance Board
Obesity Action Coalition (2012-present)
SAGES (2008-present)
Society of Robotic Surgery – SRS - President 2015 (2012-present)
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (2007-2012)
Surgical Review Corporation Review Board (2010-present)