Samuel Szomstein, MD FASMBS
  • North Miami Beach, FL United States

Biography

Dr. Samuel Szomstein, was born in New York, USA. he completed Medical School in Venezuela. In 1994 Dr. Szomstein emigrated to the USA, where he completed Residency Training in General Surgery between Long Island Jewish Medical Center and The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, NY. From 1995-2001. In 2002 he completed his Fellowship in MIS and Bariatric Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida . He was then appointed in 2002 and currently holds the title of, Associate Director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute and Division of MIS as well as Director of The Fellowship Training Program in Advance MIS and Bariatrics.Over 1000 General Surgery and Bariatric procedures are performed yearly by our team. Over 6000 Bariatric Surgeries have been performed to date at The BMI making it one of the largest programs in Florida.Over 400 publications have been published by the SMIS and BMI and over 70 Bariatric fellows has been trained. Dr. Szomstein is currently President of the Florida Chapter of the ASMBS ,serves as Chair of the International Committee of the ASMBS. He’s also in the International committee at SAGES and Chair of the new technologies committee at IFSO. He is on the Editorial Board of Bariatric Times, Bariatrica and Metabolica IberoAmericana (BMI) and Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care. He’s also the Editor of three Monthly columns, “The Surgeon’s Lounge” for General Surgery News and “The Hole in the Wall” and “Bariatric Checklist” for Bariatric Times. Dr Szomstein is author or co-author in over 280 peer reviewed publications, over 25 book chapters and over 20 educational videos.


Schedule

Sunday 10/29

Monday 10/30

Tuesday 10/31

Wednesday 11/01

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