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If you’re considering weight loss (bariatric) surgery, you want the best team for your procedure. The University of Maryland's Center for Weight Management and Wellness is dedicated to helping our patients achieve and maintain weight loss through safe, high-quality care.

Our head surgeon, registered dietitians, nurses and other clinical staff have certifications and training in the latest practices for bariatric surgery, nutrition, plastic surgery, sleep medicine and related specialties.

For our work and commitment to our patients, we earned recognition as a Center of Excellence as designated by the American College of Surgeons, since 2007.

Learn more about our bariatric surgery program.

Bariatric Surgeon

Mark D. Kligman, MD

Mark D. Kligman, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery Team

Ashley Olhausen

Ashley Olhausen, MHA

Patient Navigator

Melanie Heael, MS, RD, LDN

Melanie Heael, MS, RD, LDN, RD, CPT

Registered Dietitian

Trish Martin, DNP, CRNP

Trish Milburn, DNP, CRNP

Bariatric Program Manager

Eric Barron, MS, CSCS, EPC

Eric M. Barron, MS, CSCS, EP-C

Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Mary King, RD, LD, CDE

Mary King, RD, LD, CDE

Registered Dietitian

Alexander Pictor, MSPH, RD, LDN

Alexander Pictor, MSPH, RD, LDN

Registered Dietician

Joanne Davis, RN, BSN

Joanne Davis, RN, BSN

Bariatrics Registered Nurse

Saidah Shivers

Saidah Shivers

Bariatric Operations Coordinator

Latoya Tyson

LaToya Tyson

Administrative Assistant