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Aayed Alqahtani, FRCSC, FACS

Editor-in-Chief, Saudi Journal of Obesity

Professor of Bariatric and Minimally invasive surgery 

President of the Saudi Society Of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery 

President of the Gulf Obesity Surgery Society 

Former President Pan Arab Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery  

Former Past President International Pediatric Endosurgery Group   IPEG 

Founder and CEO of New You Medical Center 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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+966114444409 (ext: 208 secretary) / 966114444417




Production Manager:


Mr. Sagar Sawant


Wolters Kluwer, India


Journal Project Manager:

Dr. Mohamed Elahmedi MBBS, PMP 


Editorial Board:


Prof. Mostafa A. Abolfotouh, Senior Research Scientist


King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre


King Saud bin-Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences,


Saudi Arabia.


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Prof. Emeritus Ali A. Sadek, MD.


Consultant of Public Health, MOH




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Prof. Abdulaziz M. Al-Othman, PhD.


President of Saudi Society for Clinical Nutrition


Saudi Commission for Health Specialties


Saudi Arabia


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Prof. Hazzaa M. Al-Hazzaa, PhD, FACSM, FECSS


Lifestyle and Health Research Center,


Health Sciences Research Center,


Princess Nourah University, Saudi Arabia


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Dr. Mohammed A. Bawahab, FRCSC, FACS, FASMBS


Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Dept. of Surgery


King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia


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Dr. Nasreen Alfaris MD, MPH


Consultant endocrinology, metabolism, and obesity medicine


King Fahad Medical City, Saudi Arabia


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Dr. Esam S. Batayyah  MD, FACS, FASMBS


Head of General Surgery & Bariatric Center


Alnoor Specialist Hospital,  Saudi Arabia


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Dr. Meshal K. Alaqeel, MBBS, SSC-Psych, ASC-Psych


Consultant and Assistant professor of Psychiatry


King Abdulaziz Medical City, Saudi Arabia


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Dr. Hussam Al-Amri MBBS, FRCSC, FMIS.


College of Medicine, Department of Surgery


King Saud University, Saudi Arabia


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Advisory Board




Prof. Adnan B. Mofti, MBBS, FRCS(Eng.), FRCS(Glas.), FACS.


Senior Consultant Minimally Invasive, Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery


Specialized Medical Center, Saudi Arabia


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Prof. Tawfik A M Khoja MBBS, DPHC, FRCGP, FPPH, FRCP(UK)


Public Health Imperial College - London


Family and Community Medicine Consultant


Secretary General of Arab Hospital Federation


Deputy Chairman of Arab Public Health Association


Saudi Arabia


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International Board Advisory




Prof. Bassem Safadi, MD, FACS.


Chair of the Department of Surgery


Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine


Lebanese American University




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Dr. Abdulrahman Nimeri MD, FACS.


Chief of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and,


Director of Carolinas Bariatric Fellowship Program


Director of Atrium Health Weight Management Program


Carolinas Medical Center, North Carolina, USA


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