Dr. Kent C. Sasse, M.D., MPH, FACS, FACRS founded International Metabolic Institute to bring forward to individuals the state-of-the-art medical and scientific principles of weight reduction. Dr. Sasse is the author of numerous books and publications, and a featured speaker nationally in the field of weight reduction, bariatric medicine and surgery. Dr. Sasse completed his bachelor's degree in Biochemistry at the University of California San Diego where he graduated cum laude. He completed his medical education at the University of California San Francisco, where he was honored with several awards, including membership in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Society for top medical graduates in the country. He earned two Master's degrees from the University of California Berkeley, including a Master's in Public Health stemming from research related to biostatistics and bioethics. He went on to complete Residency training in Surgery at the University of California San Francisco, where he focused on gastrointestinal surgery and physiology. He later completed Fellowship training at the Lahey Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts, before relocating to beautiful northern Nevada to develop his practice.Dr. Sasse founded Western Bariatric Institute, a nationally recognized surgical weight loss center and ASBS Center of Excellence, where he serves as medical director. Dr. Sasse dedicates himself to compassionate, thoughtful, and individualized care of the patient. He has written and pursues several IRB-approved research protocols regarding weight loss and weight loss surgery. He lectures frequently at the University of Nevada School of Medicine on topics related to weight reduction and obesity. As founder and Medical Director of iMetabolic, Dr. Sasse brings a wealth of experience in the field to the development of the highest quality medically-supervised weight reduction program. He and the outstanding medical faculty of iMetabolic dedicate themselves to the highest levels of compassionate medicine, scientific evidence, and customer service.