Dr Jaime Ponce
Dr. Ponce has been practicing bariatric surgery since 1998 and is the Medical Director for Hamilton Medical Center Bariatric Surgery program in Dalton Georgia and Co-Director for Memorial Hospital Bariatric Surgery program in Chattanooga Tennessee.
Dr. Ponce is the President-Elect (2011-2012) and a member of the Executive Council of the ASMBS, served as Chair of the Bariatric Surgical Review Committee for Centers of Excellence (2007-2009), Chair of the ASMBS Insurance Committee (2009-2011), member of the Program, Professional Education and Bariatric Training Committees from the ASMBS, Vice-President of the ASMBS Tennessee State Chapter, was selected member of the AOA, is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the ASMBS and maintains memberships with the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. Dr. Ponce has published articles in peer reviewed surgical journals, lectured in different meetings, been a guest speaker in international congresses and courses and has been involved in several clinical trials including five FDA studies. Dr. Ponce is a member of the Editorial Board of the Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases journal and Bariatric Times.