Prof Schauer has recently moved from Cleveland Clinic, Ohio to the Pennington Biomedical Research Centre in Louisiana. Dr. Schauer's clinical interests include obesity, diabetes and metabolic surgery. He has performed more than 8,000 operations for severe obesity and diabetes. His research interests include the pathophysiology of obesity and type 2 diabetes, and outcomes of metabolic surgery. He has been a lead clinician in both surgery and research, and has devoted his working life to help himself and others treat patients with Severe Obesity with the best therapies and best data.