Our Leadership

Core Members:


Michael Bono, M.D., President

Fernando Bonanni, M.D., Vice President

Luciano DiMarco, D.O., Secretary and Treasurer

Ann Rogers, M.D. State Access Representative

Founding Members:


Michael D. Bono, M.D.
Fellow of American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Fellow of American College of Surgeons
Director Northeast Bariatric Center, Hazleton, PA
 



Dr. Michael Bono received his Doctorate of Medicine from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and completed his postgraduate training including a surgical residency and research fellowship at the Diabetes Institutes at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in Norfolk, VA. He is an active staff member practicing general and bariatric surgery at Hazleton General Hospital since 1998, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.


D’Arcy N. Duke, MD FACS
Fellow American College of Surgeons
Fellow American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
Medical Director of Bariatric Services Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
 

Dr. D’Arcy Duke graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1997, and completed her general surgery residency at Boston Medical Center in 2002. She was first exposed to open Bariatric surgery during her training in Boston. Upon completion of her surgical training she began her clinical practice at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, PA. She completed a mini-fellowship in Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center under the tutelage of Dr. Phillip Schauer in 2004. Her practice includes laparoscopic adjustable gastric band placement, laparoscopic and open gastric bypass and vertical sleeve gastrectomy. She has been the Director of Bariatric Services at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center since 2008. Founding member of ASMBSPA.


Bruce E. Duke, III, MD, FACS
Fellow American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Fellow of American College of Surgeons
Retired Director Conemaugh Health Systems Bariatric Program
 

 

Dr. Bruce Duke completed his general surgery residency and fellowship training at Temple University School of Medicine in 1973. After Military Service in the US Navy, began clinical practice of surgery at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Johnstown, PA. Following tutorials with Dr. Edward Mason at University Hospital Iowa City in 1983 began bariatric surgery services in Johnstown. Another tutorial in 1990 with Dr. Robert Brolin at University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey opened the way for open gastric bypass. A laparoscopic minifellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2002 with Dr. Phillip Schauer launched the delivery of laparoscopic bariatric surgery which he has practiced until retirement in 2011. He has been member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons since 1987.
He is a founding member of ASMBSPA.


Dr Amjad Ali, MD, FACS
Fellow of American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Fellow of American College of Surgeons
Co-Director UPMC Hamot Bariatric Surgery Center, Erie, PA
 

 

Dr Amjad Ali completed his general surgery residency training at University of Medicine and Dentistry of Newark NJ in 1998. He completed one year research fellowship in laparoscopic surgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC in 1999 and one year clinical fellowship in video endoscopic surgery at University of Washington in Seattle in 2000. He has been practicing general and bariatric surgery since 2000 and has been the co-director of UPMC Hamot Bariatric Surgery Center, in Erie, PA since October 2004. His practice includes laparoscopic adjustable gastric band placement, laparoscopic and robot assisted gastric bypass and vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedures. UPMC Hamot Bariatric Surgery Center has been designated a Center of Excellence by Surgical Review Corporation. Dr Ali is a member and fellow of American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), American College of Surgeons (ACS) and a member of Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). Dr Ali is one of the founding members of ASMBSPA.


Kim R. Marley, MD, FACS
Fellow American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Fellow American College of Surgeons
Bariatric Medical Director Windber Medical Center (an ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence).
 


Dr. Kim Marley completed his surgical residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia in 1992. In 2005, Dr. Marley retired from the US Army after 25 years of service and moved to Johnstown, PA. The last ten years of his army career were on the teaching faculty of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Marley retired as the Chief of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at WRAMC. His practice includes a general, minimally invasive, and bariatric surgery. Dr. Marley is a member of the Rural Subcommittee of the ASMBS Quality and Standards Committee. Dr. Marley is one of the founding members of ASMBSPA.


Fernando B. Bonanni, M.D.
Director, Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Abington Memorial Hospital
 

 


Fernando B. Bonanni, Jr., M.D., initiated the bariatric surgery program at Abington Memorial Hospital and has been director of bariatric surgery since its inception in 2006. Today, he has established the Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of obesity. The Institute for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (IMBS) is located on the second floor of the Main Building at Abington Memorial Health Center – Warminster Campus.

The IMBS offers a high-quality comprehensive approach to weight loss, featuring a full range of services, including several of the latest surgical options, ongoing support and counseling, an exercise program, a nutrition plan and a lifetime of follow-up care. Dr. Bonanni and the IMBS at Abington Memorial Hospital offer the entire spectrum of surgery with the latest Minimally Invasive Techniques.  Including the Laparscopic Adjustable Gastric Band, Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion/Duodenal Switch, and revision surgery. IMBS is committed to treating metabolic diseases and conditions, including type-2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and obstructive sleep apnea.

Dr. Bonanni, who is fluent in Italian, is vice president of the Pennsylvania Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and a member of numerous national societies, including The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons; Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES); Fellow of the American College of Surgeons; and Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). He has also received board certification and recertification with The American Board of Surgery.


Ann RogersAnn M. Rogers, M.D.
Dr. Ann M. Rogers graduated from Cornell University Medical College in 1987. She completed an internship and residency in General Surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, a Columbia University teaching hospital in New York City. At St. Luke’s-Roosevelt she was the Associate Director of Surgical Critical Care and later the Director of the General Surgery residency program. In 2007 she completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. After this she was named Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of the Penn State Surgical Weight Loss Program. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). She serves on the Clinical Issues Committee of the ASMBS and the Bariatric Committee of SAGES.


 

Additional Founding Members:

James Ku, M.D.
Jane Lashock, BSRN
Anuj Parashar, D.O.
Ann Rogers, M.D.
Carol Ann Signore, LMFT
Lawrence A. Wieger, D.O.
Alan Brader, M.D.
Scott Currie, D.O.
Matthew D. Davidson, D.O.
Luciano DiMarco, D.O.