Meet the Northwestern Medicine Medical and Surgical Weight Loss Center Team

Headed by specially trained surgeon and medical director Amir Heydari, MD, this comprehensive team includes physicians, nurses, psychotherapists, exercise physiologists and dietitians who have a singular interest in helping patients achieve their weight loss goals. The team combines a surgical approach with mental health support, nutritional education and physical activity to enhance weight loss. We work together to provide you quality care and genuine respect.

Lesslie Amaya

Lesslie Amaya

Primary Specialty: CMA
Diane Berkowski

Diane Berkowski

Primary Specialty: Surgery Scheduler
Anne Borris, RDN, LDN

Anne Borris, RDN, LDN

Primary Specialty: Bariatric Dietitian
Amanda Butler, MSN, FNP, APN

Amanda Butler, MSN, FNP, APN

Primary Specialty: Advanced Practice Nurse
Betsy Felde, RDN, LDN

Betsy Felde, RDN, LDN

Primary Specialty: Program Manager
Pam Martin

Pam Martin

Primary Specialty: Patient Service Representative
Stephany Martinez

Stephany Martinez

Primary Specialty: Administrative Coordinator
Jamie Patel, RDN, LDN

Jamie Patel, RDN, LDN

Primary Specialty: Bariatric Dietitian
Kristen Skopek

Kristen Skopek

Primary Specialty: Administrative Coordinator
Jenna Strombach, RN

Jenna Strombach, RN

Primary Specialty: Quality Coordinator Bariatrics