Dr. Naim received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and received his Medical Degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City with a distinction in Research. He completed his residency in General Surgery at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, where he was Chief Resident during his final year. Dr. Naim completed his fellowship in Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery at University Medical Center at Princeton, NJ under the direction of world renowned bariatric surgeon Robert E. Brolin, MD.
Dr. Naim is board-certified in General Surgery, and is currently licensed to practice medicine in the state of California. He has been in practice since 2004, specializing in laparoscopic gastric bypass, open gastric bypass, Revisional surgery,Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, and LAP-BAND® placement procedures. Dr. Naim is a member of Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach and Chapman Medical Center in Orange County which are are Bariatric Center of Excellence Hospitals.
Throughout his career, Dr. Naim has received numerous awards and honors, including Faculty Certificate of Recognition for Scientific Presentation at the International Congress and Endo Expo in Las Vegas, The Highest Research Productivity Award from the Department of Surgery at New York Methodist Hospital, and the Resident Achievement Award from the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons at New York Methodist Hospital.
Dr. Naim has completed extensive medical research throughout his career. After completing his research, Dr. Naim has provided his findings to the field of bariatric surgery through numerous publications and presentations. Dr. Naim is currently affiliated with the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, New York State Society of Surgeons, and IFSO, the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity.
- American College of Surgeons
- American Society of Bariatric Surgery
- The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
- New York State Society of Surgeons
- IFSO, the International Federation for the Surgery
- American College of Surgeons
- Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA
- Associate Surgeon St. Mary Medical Center. Long Beach, CAC
- Medical Director, Out-Patient Bariatric Surgery
- Tri-City Regional Medical Center. Long Beach, CA
- Attending Surgeon Silver Lake Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA
Atul K. Madan, MD is a world-renowned expert in laparoscopic and bariatric programs. He is a Board Certified surgeon with over a decade of experience in caring for bariatric surgery patients.
Dr. Madan started his career in Memphis where he performed the first laparoscopic gastric bypass in that city. He served as the Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery Section at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. In addition, he has performed the first laparoscopic gastric bypass in a liver transplant patient in the world. Dr. Madan initiated, directed, and obtained funding for the Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship.
He has published over 175 articles. Dr. Madan has performed over 3,000 laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures in his career. He has performed many revisional bariatric procedures and was one of the first to offer an endoscopic treatment (a procedure without any incisions) for weight regain after open and laparoscopic gastric bypass. He has been the Chief of Laparoendoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Division as well as the Director of the Center of Excellence for Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Miami. There he also initiated, directed, and obtained funding for the Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship.
Dr. Madan is a member of all of the important laparoscopic and bariatric societies including American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. His national expertise was recognized by each society as he has been asked to serve on various committees of these societies. Furthermore, Dr. Madan has received multiple awards in his career including the SAGES Young Investigator Award. Many of his presentations have received honors and awards at the International Federation of Societies for Obesity, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and Association of Association of Cancer Education.
Not only is he considered an expert in bariatric surgery, but also in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic adjustable gastric band and laparoscopic revisional bariatric surgery in patients who are having issues with the current bariatric surgery. He has written multiple book chapters, one of which includes his video of how to perform a laparoscopic gastric adjustable banding. He has given talks all over the United States as well as in Mexico, South America, India, Europe, Australia, and Japan.
Undergraduate Degree – Lehigh University
(Minor in Religious Studies, Dean’s List, High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma)
Medical School – Drexel University College of Medicine
(Outstanding Community Service Award, Medical Humanities Scholar Award, Excellence in Community & Preventative Medicine Award, Excellence in Medical Humanities Award)
General Surgery Residency – Tulane University School of Medicine
(Resident Research Award, Teaching Award, Clinical Research Award)
Minimally Invasive Surgery & Bariatric Surgery Fellowship – Rush University Medical Center
(Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery)
Minimally Invasive Surgery Section Chief – The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
(Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Program Director, Bariatric Program Director)
Training Center Director – Center of Excellence for Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Laparoendoscopic & Bariatric Surgery Division Chief – University of Miami Health System
(Bariatric Surgery Program Medical Director)
American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
Association of Academic Surgery
American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
American College of Nutrition
American College of Surgeons
2013 Patients’ Choice Award
Most Compassionate Doctor, 2012
American Medical Association, Physician’s Recognition Award
Referenced in over 4,500 scientific publications
Referenced in over 250 textbooks
Referenced in guidelines of national organizations and societies (American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, The Endocrine Society, Obesity Society)
Referenced in best practice guidelines
Referenced in bariatric coverage decision policies by insurers (Independence Blue Cross, AmeriHealth)
Referenced by online informational websites (WebMD, Wikipedia)
Dr. Namihas is Board Certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology. In addition to upper endoscopy and colonoscopy, Dr. Namihas also performs PillCam Capsule Endoscopy of the small intestine.Dr. Namihas attended Loma Linda University in Riverside, Calif., for his undergraduate studies and University of California, Irvine, for his medical degree. He then completed an Internal Medicine Internship and Residency and a Gastroenterology Fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
Dr. Namihas believe in compassionate medicine, where patients feel reassured and unrushed. As a Board Certified gastroenterologist, he provides high quality care in a friendly, relaxed setting.
Dr. Namihas specializes in Gastroenterology. Some of the procedures he performs are Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine), and Wellness Physical Examinations.
- Abdominal Pain
- Barrett’s Esophagus
- Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
- Cholecystitis and Gallstones
- Colorectal Cancer
- Crohn’s Disease (Regional Enteritis)
- Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
- Diverticulitis, Intestinal
- Diverticulosis, Intestinal
- Diverticulum of Esophagus
- Duodenal Ulcer
- Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
- Esophageal Cancer
- Esophageal Varices
- Gastric Ulcer
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Gastrointestinal Bleeding
- Gastrointestinal Diseases
- Gastrojejunal Ulcer
- Hepatitis C
- Intestinal Obstruction
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
- Peptic Ulcer
- Pyloric Stenosis
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Unexplained Weight Loss
- Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
- Vomiting Disorders
Dr. Kelly M. Francis studied on an academic scholarship at David Lipscomb University, where she made the Dean’s List. After her graduation, she attended the Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, and she received her medical degree in 1994. Dr. Francis went on to complete her surgical internship and residency at New Orlean’s Charity Hospital. While there, she also took part in research involving surgery, otolaryngology (ENT), and molecular genetics.
Dr. Francis left New Orleans to pursue a fellowship at the University of Southern California. The fellowship focused on emergency surgery, laparoscopy, and teaching residents and medical students. After completing her fellowship, Dr. Francis was warmly welcomed as a gastric bypass and LAP-BAND® or Realize System surgeon at our Orange County practice.
Dr. Francis is an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons and the American Medical Association, and is certified by the American Board of Surgery. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and biking.