Board Members

William O'Malley, MD

STAR Rep, Immeadiate Past President

  • Bariatric & General/Laparoscopic Surgeon – Rochester, NY since 1996
  • Highland Hospital / University of Rochester – Rochester, NY
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
    University of Rochester
  • Director of the Bariatric Surgery Center
    Highland Hospital
  • Program Director, Bariatric Surgery Fellowship
    Highland Hospital/University of Rochester

He received a BA in Biology from the University of Rochester in 1985 and an MD from SUNY at Stony Brook in 1991.  His surgical internship was at SUNY Buffalo and he completed his residency at the University of Rochester in 1996, when he joined the faculty of the Department of Surgery there.

Dr. O’Malley began his laparoscopic bariatric surgical practice in 2000 and has since performed over 5000 procedures and has performed live surgery demonstrations locally and in Europe and has presented discussion at conferences and teaching courses in Europe and the Middle East.

The Bariatric Surgery Center at Highland Hospital has grown to be one of the consistently busiest such practices in New York State.  Dr. O’Malley offers patients laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic duodenal switch and laparoscopic revisional surgery.  He has a particular interest in Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, particularly gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy as well as cholecystectomy and colectomy.

As a Bariatric Fellowship Program Director, Dr. O’Malley’s other professional interests involve training the next generation of surgeons to care for his growing patient population.

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Konstantino Spaniolas,

Member at Large

Sean Garber,

Member at Large

  • Top NYC bariatric surgeon Dr. Garber completed his general surgery training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He went on to complete one of the first advanced laparoscopic surgery fellowships in the country at the The George Washington University Medical Center with world famous laparoscopic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Sackier. Dr. Garber then trained with Dr. Alan Wittgrove (known for operating on singer Carnie Wilson) mastering the laparoscopic gastric bypass procedure for obesity.

    Dr. Garber is the Founder and Director of the New York Bariatric Group as well as the Chief of Bariatric Surgery for the entire Catholic Health System. He is the Chief of Bariatric Surgery at St. Francis Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, and Hudson Valley Hospital Center.

    Dr. Garber is the only bariatric surgeon on Long Island and Queens who has performed more than 3500 laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures and 3500 Lap-Band procedures and over 750 laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomies. Dr. Garber helped develop the single incision Lap-Band and sleeve gastrectomy techniques and teaches other weight loss surgeons around the country this virtually scarless technique which he helped develop. Dr. Garber has one of the largest experiences in the world with this virtually scarless technique for Lap-Band and sleeve gastrectomy. He has been seen on Good Morning America, ABC news, NBC news, NY55 news and featured in the New York Times as the premiere bariatric surgeon in the New York area. He was been on many talk shows discussing obesity and bariatric surgery including The Dr. Oz Show, and Montel Williams with Carnie Wilson. Click here to view the videos. Dr. Garber was the only surgeon on Long Island listed in New York Magazine as one of the top laparoscopic obesity surgeons in the New York area and has been nominated by Castle Connelly as one the top surgeons in the US for over 6 years. Dr. Garber is also the only bariatric surgeon listed in Newsday’s Long Island Top Doctors Issue and performed the first laparoscopic gastric bypass and the first single incision Lap-Band and Sleeve Gastrectomy on Long Island. Dr. Garber is the only surgeon in the area performing virtually scarless single incision sleeve gastrectomy.

    Dr. Garber has also received the “Patient Choice Award” as one of “New York State’s Favorite Physicians” multiple times as well as having been voted one of the “Most Compassionate Doctors” in the country multiple times.Dr. Garber has been recognized as a Vitals Top 10 Doctor. He is also a New York State Trooper Police Surgeon.

    Dr. Garber is on the medical advisory board of ObesityHelp.com.

    Board Certifications:
    Surgery

    Academic Titles and Affiliations:

    Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Fellow of American College of Surgeons

    Medical Affiliations:

    American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS)
    Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
    Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
    New York Medical Society
    Diplomat of American Board of Surgery
    American Medical Association
    American College of Surgeons
    American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    New York Medical College

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    Manish Parikh, MD, FACS

    Member at Large

    Manish Parikh, MD is an Associate Professor of Surgery at New York University School of Medicine and Director of the Bariatric Surgery program at Bellevue Hospital, New York NY. Bellevue Hospital is the oldest public hospital in the United States and is the largest safety-net hospital in NYC.

    He completed his surgical residency at NYU Medical Center and laparoscopic/bariatric fellowship at NY-Presbyterian Cornell/Columbia. He currently serves on the Clinical Issues Committee for the ASMBS. He is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

    Dr Parikh is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the Society for American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

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    Past Presidents

     Larry Gellman

    Larry Gellman

    Terence Clark, MD

    Terence Clark, MD

    Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery
    Ellis Medicine Bariatric Care Center

    Dr. Clarke completed his surgical residency at the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pennsylvania. Drawn by all things laparoscopic, he finished his training at the New York Hospital of Queens fellowship in Bariatrics and Minimally Invasive Surgery.

    After the post graduate years, he helped create a hospital based bariatric practice in Schenectady, New York. The growth and success of the Ellis Hospital Bariatric Care Center culminated with the designation of Center of Excellence status.

    Through various committee participation, county medical society leadership, and developing a division in bariatric medicine, Dr. Clarke is steeply involved with the advancement of bariatric care locally. He welcomes the opportunity to tackle our patient’s and colleague’s issues on a state wide level.

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    Mitchell Roslin, MD, FACS

    Mitchell Roslin, MD, FACS

    Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery
    Ellis Medicine Bariatric Care Center

    Dr. Clarke completed his surgical residency at the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pennsylvania. Drawn by all things laparoscopic, he finished his training at the New York Hospital of Queens fellowship in Bariatrics and Minimally Invasive Surgery.

    After the post graduate years, he helped create a hospital based bariatric practice in Schenectady, New York. The growth and success of the Ellis Hospital Bariatric Care Center culminated with the designation of Center of Excellence status.

    Through various committee participation, county medical society leadership, and developing a division in bariatric medicine, Dr. Clarke is steeply involved with the advancement of bariatric care locally. He welcomes the opportunity to tackle our patient’s and colleague’s issues on a state wide level.

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    Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS

    Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS

    Associate Chair Department of Surgery Chief of General Surgery Co-Director Bariatric Surgery North Shore – LIJ Health Systems Dr. Gadaleta is a board certified surgeon with 20 years experience. He specializes in bariatric and laparoscopic surgery. He is an expert in the latest techniques in Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Endoscopic “Incisionless” Procedures. Dr. Gadaleta lectures extensively throughout the healthcare system to bring the special needs of the bariatric patient to the forefront. He has published numerous articles dealing with prejudice and the discrimination of obese patients within the medical community, as well as bariatric procedures and complication prevention. Dr. Gadaleta serves as the Division Chief of General Surgery as well as the Associate Chair of the Department of Surgery at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY. Education: Rutgers College B.A. with Honors,1982 The George Washington University Medical School, M.D.,1986 Internship and Residency, North Shore University Hospital, 1986-1991 Fellowship in Surgical Infection and Critical Care, North Shore University Hospital,1991-1992

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