Center for Bariatric Surgery names new director

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Beth Ryder, a bariatric surgeon, has been appointed director of the Center for Bariatric Surgery, a program run by The Miriam and Rhode Island hospitals.

The center offers surgical options to treat adult and adolescent obesity and related health complications.

Ryder’s promotion was effective April 24.

She has distinguished herself in her field by actively researching emerging minimally invasive surgical techniques for weight loss, making contributions to published scientific studies, presenting her work internationally and serving as a reviewer for professional medical journals.

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“There’s a lot of really interesting research on why these operations work, and I think the more we know, the better we can tailor therapies and adjunctive therapies to different patients to help them succeed,” Ryder said.

Ryder has spent much of her career in Rhode Island, completing her residency in general surgery and a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital.

She is now an associate professor of surgery and an associate professor of medical science at Warren Alpert, where she is also co-director of the core clerkship in surgery.

Elizabeth Graham is a PBN contributing writer.

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