Abdelrahman Nimeri, MD
  • Section chief, Bariatric Surgery, PD Bariatric Fellowship
  • Atrium Health
  • Charlotte, NC USA


Dr Nimeri is section chief for Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery, Medical director of Atrium Health Weight Management and Program director for the Carolinas Bariatric fellowship program. He is an associate professor of Surgery and has been in the Department of Surgery at Carolinas Medical Centre since 2018.

He is the Secretary/Treasurer of the International Federation for Surgery of Obesity (IFSO), past president of the IFSO Middle East North Africa Chapter (IFSO MENAC) 2017-2019 and the past president of the Pan Arab Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (PASMBS) 2017-2018.

He served as vice-chairman of the (IFSO) Communication committee 2019-2021 and the committee chair from 2013-2019, he is an associate editor for the Obesity surgery journal. In addition, he is a member of the IFSO Ethics Committee, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Global Affairs committee & the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) communication, Clinical issues/guidelines and Diversity/inclusivity committees.

Dr. Nimeri has published more than 55 peer-reviewed articles, >10 book chapters and delivered >100 national and international invited presentations. He has received numerous awards, including the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) Presidential Medal in 2017 and IFSO Ambassador award in 2019, the Cleveland Clinic Zielony Nursing Institute’s Award – both were received in 2017, Surgical residency teacher of the year award in 2015, best physician and surgeon with the SEHA health care system in 2011 & 2013 and the prestigious Abu Dhabi Medical Distinction award in 2011.