About us

About the British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society

We are a professional society of surgeons involved in obesity management. Membership of the Society includes medical professionals and allied health professionals including specialist nurses, dieticians, psychologists and dieticians.

BOMSS aims to promote the development of high quality centres for obesity surgery, to educate and train future obesity surgeons and practitioners and to guide commissioning and policy for the use of obesity surgery in the UK.

We welcome feedback and suggestions from BOMSS members about this website. Email info@bomss.org.uk with your views.


  • Association of Upper Gastro-Intestinal Surgeons (AUGIS)
  • International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO)
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI)

Partner Societies

  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALS)
  • Society for Obesity and Bariatric Anaesthesia (SOBAUK)

BOMSS Council

Professor David Kerrigan President
Mr James Byrne Treasurer
Mr Vinod Menon Secretary
Mr Peter Small NBSR Chair
Mr Kamal Mahawar Council Member
Mrs Cynthia-Michelle Borg Council Member
Professor Rachel Batterham Council Member
Mr Ahmed Ahmed Council Member
Miss Sally Abbott Integrated Health Professional Representative
Dr Helen Parretti Integrated Health Professional Representative
Dr Emma Shuttlewood Integrated Health Professional Representative
Ms Roxanna Zakeri Interim Trainee Representative
Mr Stephen Fenwick AUGIS, ex-officio
Past BOMSS Presidents 2017-19 Mr Shaw Somers
2015-17 Mr Roger Ackroyd
2013-15 Mr Richard Welbourn
2010-13 Professor Alberic Fiennes, London
2007-10 Professor John Baxter