Dr. Mathias Fobi shares which excellence award he received for his work in bariatric surgery.
Well, I just got the award for the most outstanding achievement award given by the ASMBS Foundation, which was handed to me in Dallas on June 25 in Dallas. I am very proud of getting that award. There are only ten other bariatric surgeons who have gotten that award in the past.
It’s an award that is given by your colleagues, the experts in the field to say they recognize your work in the field and so I am proud of it. I have received many other awards from various places. My travels overseas, I got a watch when I was in Brazil from Mexico, from Venezuela and from Chile and other countries where I have been to, but this meant a lot to me because it came from my colleagues, American surgeons who said, “Yes Mal, we appreciate your contribution to the field and for this year you have an outstanding award.”
On the other hand I look at it as a life achievement award. That means it’s time for me to quit.
Dr. Mathias A.L. Fobi, M.D., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. Mathias A.L. Fobi, is an internationally recognized bariatric surgeon, who has changed the shape of Hollywood heavyweights such as Etta James and American Idol’s Randy Jackson. MAL, as he is known among friends, was born in Nkwen, a small village in Cameroon, West Africa. He is a member of the first batch, class of 1965, 0f Sacred Heart College in Mankon Bamenda in Cameroon. He came to the USA through the African Scholarship Program for American Universities (ASPAU) in 1966. This was a scholarship program that was inaugurated by President Kennedy along with the Peace Corps Program.
Condition: Obesity, Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
Related Terms: StomaphyX™, Weight Loss, Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Nutrition, Overweight, BMI, Body Mass Index, Decreased Mobility, Comorbidities, Diabetes, Hypertension, REALIZE®, GERD, Bariatric Seminars, REALIZE® Band, Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, StomaphyX™
Expert: Dr. Mathias A.L. Fobi, Mathias A. L. Fobi, M.D., Dr. Fobi, Doctor Fobi, Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Fobi
Expertise: Incisionless Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Fobi Pouch