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Dr Nimeri is section chief for Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery, Medical director of Atrium Health Weight Management and Program director for the Carolinas Bariatric fellowship program. He is an associate professor of Surgery and has been in the Department of Surgery at Carolinas Medical Centre since 2018. He is the Secretary/Treasurer of the International Federation for Surgery of Obesity (IFSO), past president of the IFSO Middle East North Africa Chapter (IFSO MENAC) 2017-2019 and the past president of the Pan Arab Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (PASMBS) 2017-2018.
He served as vice-chairman of the (IFSO) Communication committee 2019-2021 and the committee chair from 2013-2019, he is an associate editor for the Obesity surgery journal. In addition, he is a member of the IFSO Ethics Committee, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Global Affairs committee & the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) communication, Clinical issues/guidelines and Diversity/inclusivity committees.Dr. Nimeri has published more than 55 peer-reviewed articles, >10 book chapters and delivered >100 national and international invited presentations. He has received numerous awards, including the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) Presidential Medal in 2017 and IFSO Ambassador award in 2019, the Cleveland Clinic Zielony Nursing Institute’s Award – both were received in 2017, Surgical residency teacher of the year award in 2015, best physician and surgeon with the SEHA health care system in 2011 & 2013 and the prestigious Abu Dhabi Medical Distinction award in 2011.
Prior to joining Atrium Health in 2018, Dr Nimeri worked at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City under the Cleveland Clinic management in Abu Dhabi. During his 9 year tenure he was the founding director of the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute (BMI) Abu Dhabi from 2009-2018, founder and lead surgeon champion for the ACS NSQIP Middle East Collaborative established 2016-2018, founder and surgeon champion for the ACS NSQIP as well as the associate program director of the first ACGME-I accredited surgery residency Program in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi 2013-2018 and the founder and fellowship program director for the MIS and Bariatric surgery fellowship program at SKMC 2013-2018 and the chief of the division of General, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery 2010-2018. He was an adjunct staff at the Cleveland Clinic’s Endocrine and Metabolic Institute in Cleveland Ohio 2011-2018 and an Adjunct Associate clinical professor of surgery at the UAE University 2013-2018.Dr Nimeri finished his general surgery residency training at Huron Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Health System in Cleveland Ohio in 2004, his fellowship in minimally Invasive & bariatric Surgery at Washington University School of medicine in St Louis Missouri in 2005.