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The UF Health Bariatric Surgery Center is a certified center of excellence. UF Health fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons collaborate with UF Health experts from psychiatry, cardiology, pulmonology, medicine, nephrology, endocrinology and nutrition as they strive to identify and resolve the extensive health problems associated with morbid obesity.

Bariatric Team

  • Gwen Crispell, MSN, RN, CBN
    Metabolic and Bariatric Nurse Coordinator
  • Tamara Lux, PA-C
    Physician Assistant
  • Stephanie Stevens
    Clinical Coordinator
  • Kathy Rodriquez
    Clinical Coordinator
  • Heather Vacchiano
    Clinical Coordinator
  • Kyle Hazen, RD, LD/N, CDCES
    Registered Dietitian
  • Nada Radwan
    Registered Dietitian


  • Juan M Aranda, MD, FACC
    Cardiologist (Heart Specialist), Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Specialist
    Languages: Spanish


Neurology/Sleep Medicine

Pediatric Endocrinology

  • Pediatric Endocrinologist (Child Hormone Specialist)
    Languages: Spanish
    Angelina V Bernier

Plastic Surgery

  • Bruce A Mast, MD, FACS
    Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon

Pediatric Behavior Specialist

Wellness and Fitness

  • Clarence T McGehee, ATC
    Clarence T McGehee

Anesthesia & Critical Care

Nutritional Services

  • Meagan Lamothe, MS, RD, LPN


  • Allison Holgerson, Ph.D.