The Association for Bariatric Endoscopy (ABE) was established in October 2015 to provide state-of-the-art information, education and practice support to gastrointestinal endoscopists with an interest in endoscopic bariatric therapies that improve the health and wellness of patients with obesity.

ABE members are GI endoscopists, surgeons, and clinicians who are currently offering — or preparing to offer– the latest bariatric endoscopic procedures. The Association gives members access to the best information available from experts in this rapidly changing and growing field, and provides an active  community for information sharing and practice support.

Benefits include:

  • Certificate of membership
  • Educational webinars on bariatric topics, both clinical and practical
  • A half-day annual meeting, educational session and networking reception just prior to DDW each year, FREE to ABE members
  • An online community
  • A biweekly roundup of important news in bariatric medicine and obesity treatment
  • A dedicated website with clinical and practical resources
  • Notifications and updates about ABE bariatric education/publications/activities


ABE Advisory Board Members:

Chair: Christopher C. Thompson, MD, MSc, FASGE
Boston, MA


Brian Dunkin, MD
Houston, TX

Manoel Galvao-Neto
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Victoria Gomez, MD Gomez
Jacksonville, FL

Nitin Kumar, MD
Chicago, IL

Vivek Kumbhari, MBChB
Baltimore, MD

Rachel Moore, MD
Metairie, LA

Rahul Pannala, MD, MPH
Scottsdale, AZ

Marvin Ryou, MD
Boston, MA

Allison Schulman, MD
Ann Arbor, MI

Shelby A. Sullivan, MD
St. Louis, MO

Erik B. Wilson, MD
Houston, TX

Natan Zundel, MD
Miami, FL


Social Media Chair: Austin Chiang, MD


Kathryn Dattomo, Executive Director

Gina Steiner, MS, Director of Communications

Bina Mesheimer, Project Administrator

Michael Dellutri, Project Administrator

ABE is a Division of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).

Questions? Contact Customer Care at 630-573-0600

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