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2020 Virginia Bariatric Society

Spring Meeting

March 27-29

Hot Topics in Obesity & Metabolic Surgery

IH Session Highlights (March 27)

* The Big Diet Debate: Keto? Plant? Mediterranean? LCD?

* Medications for Obesity & Barriers to Access to Obesity Care

Surgical Sessions Highlights (March 28-29)

* GERD, Barrett's Esophagus & Bariatric Surgery

* Management of Complications & "How do I do it" Video Session

* Robotics and Newer Endoscopic Techniques

Kingsmill Resort & Spa

5576, 1010 Kingsmill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Keynote Speaker

Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASMBS


Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS

Salky Professor of Surgery

Mount Sinai System Chief, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Chief, Garlock Division of General Surgery

Director, Fellowship in Laparoscopic Surgery

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York, NY

Dr. Herron is System Chief of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at the Mount Sinai Health System and also serves as Chief of the Garlock Division of General Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. As the Salky Professor of Surgery, he directs the Clinical Fellowship in Laparoscopic Surgery and has trained 28 laparoscopic/bariatric fellows since 1999. He has published extensively in both laparoscopic and bariatric surgery and serves as an Associate Editor of both major American bariatric journals: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD) and Obesity Surgery. He additionally sits on the Editorial Board of Surgical Endoscopy and The Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques.


After receiving his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Harvard College in 1987 and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992, Dr. Herron completed a residency in general surgery at Tufts University–New England Medical Center. He additionally completed a research fellowship in general surgery at Tufts and a clinical fellowship in laparoscopic surgery at Legacy Health System in Portland, Oregon with Lee L. Swanstrom.


An active leader in the field of minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Herron has served on the SAGES Board of Governors for a total of 12 years and has sat on the Executive Council as a Vice President and chaired numerous SAGES committees. He completed 2 years of service on the Board of Directors and served as the treasurer of the Fellowship Council. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and serves as chair of the Video-based Education Committee. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Herron has maintained a longstanding interest in surgical devices and information technology and previously served as the Vice Chair for Surgical Technology at Mount Sinai.


Contact Information:

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

1 Gustave L. Levy Place #1259

New York, NY 10029

Voice: 212-241-3662

Fax: 212-534-2654