MICHIGAN BARIATRIC SURGERY COLLABORATIVE
Advancing the Science and Practice of Bariatric Surgery
The Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative is a regional group of hospitals and surgeons that perform bariatric surgery in Michigan. Formed in 2005, MBSC aims to innovate the science and practice of metabolic and bariatric surgery through comprehensive, lifelong, patient-centered obesity care-in Michigan and across the United States.
Decision Tools and Applications Created by MBSC
This App delivers healthcare providers an easy-to-use resource for predicting outcomes and VTE risk for bariatric surgery candidates.
WEIGH THE ODDS
An MBSC quality improvement initiative aimed at evaluating evidence-based care improvement processes as part of a multimodal perioperative care pathway.
David Creel, PhD, RD, CDE
Psychologist/Director of Exercise Physiology at The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Cleveland Clinic
Dr. David Creel has earned credentials in several disciplines. He is a licensed psychologist, an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist, a registered dietitian, and a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. He completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees at Indiana University and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University, where he trained at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Dr. Creel completed his pre-doctoral psychology internship at The Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Creel joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2019 and is a staff psychologist as well as the Director of Exercise Physiology for the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute. He enjoys his work with both surgical and nonsurgical weight loss patients and has a special interest in promoting physical activity among people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. His research has primarily focused on promoting physical activity among bariatric surgery patients. He is the author of the book A Size That Fits: Lose Weight and Keep it off one Thought at a Time. Dr. Creel enjoys a variety of activities including hanging out with his family, cycling, and competitive table tennis.
Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative (MBSC) is managed by the MBSC Coordinating Center, which is housed at the University of Michigan. Support for MBSC is provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network as part of the BCBSM Value Partnerships Program. To learn more about Value Partnerships, visit valuepartnerships.com.
Although Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative work collaboratively, the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed on this website do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of BCBSM or any of its employees.