Rana C Pullatt MD FACS FASMBS, Diplomate in Obesity Medicine is a Professor of Surgery and serves as the Director of Bariatrics and Robotic Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is the Division Chief of Foregut and Metabolic Surgery.He specializes in Reoperative Foregut and Bariatric Surgery. He performed the first Laparoscopic and Robotic Duodenal Switch in South Carolina. He also runs one of the few Structured Robotic Surgery training programs incorporated into the General SurgeryResidency Program, which offers Robotic Surgery Certification for General Surgery residents at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr Pullatt is the 2023 awardee for Clinical Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He serves as the Director of Bariatric Surgery for VISN-7 at the Ralph H Johnson VAMCwhere he offers Bariatric Surgery for Veterans from South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. He served as the past President of the Carolinas Chapter of the ASMBS and is the chair of the International Committee of the ASMBS. He serves as the Program Co Chair for ASMBS.