Dr. LaMasters received her medical degree from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine in 2001. She completed her residency in General Surgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita in 2006. She then went on to complete advanced training with a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery with an emphasis in Bariatric and Robotic Surgery in 2007 at Stanford University in California. She also expanded her expertise in medical management of obesity and completed her Board Certification in Obesity Medicine obtaining her DABOM in 2019.
She leads a very busy, successful practice with high quality outcomes and has performed over 3000 bariatric surgeries in the past 13+ years. UnityPoint Clinic Weight Loss Specialists in West Des Moines, Iowa and the Iowa Methodist Medical Center is a Comprehensive Accredited Center through the American College of Surgeons MBSAQIP.
Dr. LaMasters currently serves as a Secretary Treasurer for the Executive Council for the ASMBS and will proceed on to serve as President of ASMBS in 2022. Dr. LaMasters has been a course director and invited expert speaker for numerous local, national, and international events.