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Dieter Pohl, MD, FACS

Lifesaving, life enhancing weight loss surgery requires the talent, expertise and compassion of a multidisciplinary clinical group. The Roger Williams Bariatric Surgery team is Rhode Island’s most experienced, with a 19 year track record and more than 3,000 successful weight loss surgeries.  Meet our team:

Specialty

General Surgery
Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery

Education

University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine, Germany

Fellowships

Germany and NYC

Research

University of Washington, Seattle

Aaron B. Bloomenthal, MD, FACS

Specialty

General Surgery
Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery

Education

Boston University, Boston, MA

Residency

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Fellowships

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Holli Brousseau, ACAGNP

Holli, a graduate of Rhode Island College, recently joined the weight loss surgery program at Roger Williams. She is the Bariatric Surgery Coordinator and has worked in Bariatrics since 2010. She is a member of the ASMBS.

Jeremy Frissell, PA-C

Jeremy has been with the Weight Loss Surgery program at Roger Williams Medical Center since 2002 and has assisted in thousands  of weight loss surgeries.  He participates in the aftercare of the patients at the hospital and in the office.  He is very important in assuring continuity of care during the years after surgery.

Jennifer L.Hudson-Parker, RN, BSN

Clinical Nurse Manager

Jennifer is a 1999 graduate of Rhode Island College's Nursing program. She is the Clinical Nurse Manager of Center 4. She has managed the bariatric program at the unit level since it's inception in 2004. Jennifer is a member of the National Association of Bariatric Nurses. In July of 2009, Jen successfully obtained Certification in Bariatric Nursing.

Jonathan Miller, PA-C.

Jonathan graduated from the Albany Medical College PA Program. He is assisting in all general surgery as well as bariatric surgery and seeing patients post operatively. 

Emily Gesino, MS, RD, LDN, CSG

Emily, a graduate of University of Saint Joseph with a Master's of Science in Nutrition.  She is the System Clinical Nutrition Manager.  She assists with managing the nutritional care of our bariatric patients.  Emily is certified in Gerontological Nutrition and a member of ASPEN.
 

Gina Lombardi, RD, CDOE

Gina is a Registered Dietitian who graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, where she also completed a Dietetic Internship in 1998.  She started working with the bariatric team at Roger Williams Medical Center and obtained her certification in diabetes outpatient education in 2017.  As a dietitian and former fitness instructor, Gina has a personal commitment to healthy eating & physical activity and enjoys assisting others to achieve their own individual health goals.
 

Dr. Daniel Christian

Dr. Christian specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery. He is a graduate of Florida State University College of Medicine, received his surgical training at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in North Carolina and completed his Fellowship in bariatric surgery at the Carolinas Medical Center.