About Us

The Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery (TABS) was established in 2005 to be a resource for physicians, bariatric surgeons, integrated health professionals, and weight loss surgery patients, and was the first state chapter established with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

TABS was organized to serve weight loss surgery patients and medical professionals practicing bariatric surgery in Texas through the sharing of ideas, the establishment of a referral network, the promotion of wellness and healthy living, and advocacy efforts on behalf of the obese.

The TABS membership includes approximately 160 bariatric surgeons & physicians and 70 integrated health professionals across the state and is governed by our volunteer board of directors.

Executive Officers (2024–2026)

Benjamin Clapp


Tanyaradzwa M Kajese

Vice President

Kulvinder Bajwa


Monique Hassan


Folahan Ayoola

At Large Board Member


Colleen Kennedy

At Large Board Member


Luis Reyes

Immediate Past President

Past Presidents

Sina Matin

Robert O. Carpenter

Erik Wilson

Richard Peterson

Mickey Seger

Lloyd Steggemann

Glenn Ihde

Regional Board Members

Benjamin Schneider

Regional Board Member: West Regional

Sarah Samreen

Regional Board Member: Coastal

Sachin Kukreja

Regional Board Member: Northeast

Samer Mattar & Ann O’Connor

Regional Board Member: South Central


Regional Board Member: North Central

Integrated Health Officers (2023–2025)

Connie Klein

Integrated Health President

Cammilla Trammel

Integrated Health Secretary

Kaci Rosipal

Integrated Health Vice President

Jamie Carr

Integrated Health Immediate Past President

Tamika Scott

Integrated Health At Large Board Member

Kristen Barnes

Integrated Health At Large Board Member

Megan Tomczyszyn

Integrated Health At Large Board Member

Past Presidents

Cyndi Inkpen

Connie Klein

Renee O'Daniel

Sharla Stroup

Carol Wolin

John Archibeque