Dr. Mona Misra is a highly experienced and skilled bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgeon, who has performed over 3000 bariatric, advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic surgical procedures. She has presented research findings at numerous national and international meetings on advanced laparoscopic techniques and metabolic surgery. Following her formal education at the College of Medicine – University of Saskatchewan, and her surgical residency training at McMaster University- Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, she also received intensive fellowship training in advanced minimally invasive and weight loss surgery at the world famous Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Misra is a board-certified surgeon who was formerly an Assistant Professor of Surgery at McMaster University, Canada. She was the Associate Director of the Bariatric Program, as well as the Center for Minimally Access Surgery at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Misra’s strong belief that each patient is an individual and that some procedures are better suited to address a patient’s needs than others, inspired her to establish an innovative path for healthcare in Canada. Dr. Misra served as the Director and Co-Founder of one of the first private Canadian comprehensive multidisciplinary outpatient weight loss program. Her clinic provided surgical, medical, psychological, nutritional, and fitness programs all in a single free-standing center, designed and built specifically to address the special needs of the bariatric patient. As a leader who brought this thorough, supportive approach to Ontario, she continues to work diligently to uphold these values to share with her Los Angeles patients.Currently, Dr. Misra is the Associate Director of the Bariatric Program at Marina Del Rey Hospital in California. She is actively involved in the Bariatric Program at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, including teaching residents and fellows Bariatric and Minimally Invasive techniques. As well, she is the Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program at Beverly Hills Physicians. Additionally, Dr. Misra is an expert clinical site reviewer for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.