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Meet our Medical Advisors

The Believe Health leadership team includes leading Medical Advisors who are Experts in their Field.

Supporting next generation health care

Joel J. Bauer, MD

National Medical Advisor

Joel is Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with 40 years of experience in general, gastrointestinal, abdominal wall reconstruction, and colorectal surgery.  Sub-specialty: Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Minimally Invasive Surgery.   Joel has participated in the development of several innovative surgical procedures for patients with chronic ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. 

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Hugo Barrera, MD

Bariatric Medical Advisor

Dr. Hugo Barrera was born in Colombia, South America and moved to the United States at the age of two.  He moved to California with his parents in 1978 and graduated from high school in La Jolla, California in 1984.  After completing a double major in biochemistry and neurobiology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1988, he attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he earned his M.D. in 1992. 

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Duc Vuong, MD

Bariatric Medical Advisor

Dr. Duc Vuong is one of the World’s Top Weight Loss Surgeons, an author of 13 books, and the leading expert in education for the bariatric patient. His particular passion is in helping people break self-limiting cycles and start over again, regardless of the situation. He teaches transformational tools to impact mental, physical, and financial wellness. He believes that everyone can have more because they can be more. 

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