Message from Our Founder, Saniea F. Majid, MD, FACS, FASMBS
I have been trained by world experts in the field of Obesity, and I have chosen to dedicate my career to help individuals fight this disease.
This is truly my passion and I find no greater joy than seeing my patients lose weight and gain control over their life and health; and seeing individuals potentially cured of their chronic illnesses, including hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea among others.
I founded the Metabolic and Bariatric service line at Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark in 2012 which became a Center of Excellence, the highest level of National Accreditation for a hospital.
I am proud to serve on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation. In March 2021, I became the President of the New Jersey chapter of ASMBS.
Honors and Awards
- March 2021 – President of the New Jersey Chapter of the ASMBS
- February 2020 – Member of the Board of Directors for the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation
- 2017 – 2020 – Co-Chair of the Obesity Prevention Committee of the ASMBS.
- 2014 – Present – Member of the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee of the ASMBS
- 2012 – Present – Member of the Metabolic and Bariatric Committee of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
- 2005 – Present – Member and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)
- 2009 Arnold P. Gold Award for Humanism and Teaching Excellence
- 2007-2010 Golden Apple Award Nominee – Teaching excellence for Medical Students
- 2006-2008 Award for excellence in American Board of Surgery Inservice Training Exam
- 2002 Honors in Primary Health Care, Aga Khan University
- 2001 Common Wealth Scholarship
- 2000 Old Grammarian’s Society Scholarship
- 1999 The Aga Khan University Scholarship (awarded to the top 15% students)
Saniea F. Majid, M.D.,FACS, FASMBS, is a licensed and board certified surgical and non-surgical weight loss expert with more than 10 years of experience treating patients in the New Jersey area. Dr. Majid is recognized for her dedication, compassionate care, expertise, and thorough approach with each of her patients.
Prior to the opening of the Weight Loss and Wellness Center, Dr. Majid served as the Director of the East Orange Metabolic and Bariatric Center as well as the Director of the Metabolic and Bariatric Center at Saint Michaels Medical Center. At both medical centers, she developed each program to become well reputed, excellent quality programs with National Accreditation for excellence at the program in Saint Michaels. She also oversaw and managed all clinical aspects of both programs.
Dr. Majid received her undergraduate degree in medicine and surgery at one of Asia’s top medical college, Aga Khan University. She was granted a scholarship that was awarded to the top 15% of students and graduated with honors. Then, she completed her general surgery internship at Brown University and moved on to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to complete her surgical residency. Later, she went on to complete a fellowship in Minimally Invasive, Bariatric and Robotic surgery – further establishing her commitment to strive for excellence.
Dr. Majid currently participates in several professional organizations including acting co-chairwoman of the Obesity Prevention Committee of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) – where she is heading an imperative nationwide research project, investigating the factors that cause weight regain in weight loss surgery patients. She is fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). In 2017, she was published in American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: Care Pathway Development for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. She serves on the committee of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in SAGES, where she heads the task force looking into developing a curriculum for training Masters in Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass procedure. Dr. Majid is also involved in the Foregut Task Force which is developing the curriculum for the Master’s in Surgery training program. She is extremely committed to contributing to the field of Obesity in the local community as she currently serves as the treasurer of the New Jersey chapter of ASMBS. In December 2017, she co-moderated the Bariatric and Foregut session at New Jersey Chapter of American College of Surgeons. As of April 2018, Dr. Majid was named a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.
Now as the Founder of the Weight Loss and Wellness Center – with its main practice in Livingston and several satellite locations in the Northern New Jersey area – Dr. Majid is excited to continue her path on supporting people’s weight loss journey and embracing a healthier lifestyle.
If you are struggling to lose weight, visit the Weight Loss and Wellness Center in New Jersey for help overcoming your weight problems. Our mission is to empower and educate our patients through personalized support and state-of-the-art treatment options so you can regain control of your life and health.
As of March 2021, Dr. Majid has been proud to be the President of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric and Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation’s New Jersey Chapter. In February 2020, Dr. Majid was appointed as a member of the board of directors to the ASMBS, where formerly she acted as the co-chairwoman of the Obesity Prevention Committee, heading an imperative nationwide research project, investigating the factors that cause weight regain in weight loss surgery patients.
Dr. Majid has been a part of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for over four years and to be appointed a member of board of directors of the ASMBS foundation is a huge honor, as this foundation was created to expand public awareness and understanding of obesity as a disease and that with the treatment of obesity and morbid obesity, many metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and other diseases like cancer can be improved or resolved.
The ASMBS Foundation is a non-profit organization, which raises funds that directly support critical research and education on obesity, morbid obesity, and metabolic and bariatric surgery. Its fundraising also supports other individuals, groups and organizations in reversing the cycle of obesity and related diseases and ensures that those in most need of treatment and support have access to it.
The ASMBS Foundation’s mission and goals truly aligns with Dr. Majid’s own vision of the treatment and prevention of the disease of obesity and she is humbled to work together with other members in executing the Foundations goals.