Our Team

 

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
Minimally Invasive Surgery

 

AARON B. BLOOMENTHAL, MD, FACS

Specialty

General Surgery
Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery
Minimally Invasive Sugery

 

DR. DANIEL CHRISTIAN, MD, FACS

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. 
 

Specialty

General Surgery
Weight loss/bariatric surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery

 

HOLLI BROUSSEAU, ACAGNP

Holli, a graduate of Rhode Island College, recently joined the weight loss surgery program at Roger Williams. She provides medical weight loss supervision in our comprehensive non-surgical weight loss program.  She sees patients in follow-up after surgery and runs a support group. 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.

 

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.

 

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 PACETTI, 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.

 

CARMEN DIAZ-JUSINO

Carmen runs our Bariatric Spanish Language Support group, the first such program in Rhode Island. She knows and understands that education and support are essential ingredients for the success of this life changing experience. Why? Because she had her gastric bypass procedure with Dr. Pohl back in 2009. Carmen holds degrees in Social Studies and Psychology, and a Master in Science-Concentration in Organizational Management and Leadership, from Springfield College. She is a volunteer and valued member of the team.

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