Our Team

It is important to have the right kind of support and education during your weight loss journey to achieve lasting results. Houston Methodist’s Weight Management Center has assembled the finest team available to help you achieve long-term success. Besides our accomplished physicians and surgeons, you will benefit from the ongoing support of licensed and registered dietitians, counselors, nurses and an exercise physiologist. The experts below look forward to empowering you through all phases of your weight loss journey. 

Bariatric Surgeons
Brian Mirza, MD, FACS
Lee M. Morris, MD
Patrick R. Reardon, MD, FACS
Vadim Sherman, MD, FACS, FRCSC
Nabil Tariq, MD
Dexter Turnquest, MD
Todd A. Worley, MD, FACS

Medical Weight Loss Physicians
Sarah Goodpastor, MD
Peter Howard Jones, MD, FACP

Weight Management Center Staff

Registered Dietitians:
Kim Bouquet, RD/LD
Karen Brewton, RD/LD
Gaye Lynn Hicks, RD/LD
Pam Nguyen, RD/LD
Leicia Teixeria, RD/LD
Thien Vu, MPH, RD/LD

Diabetes Educators:
Judy Bradicich, MS, MPH, RD/LD, CDE
Marita Carlson, MS, RD/LD, CDE
Amanda Meadows, MS, RD/LD, CDE
Jennifer Pascoe, RN, CDE
Jeanne Singer, MS, RD/LD, CDE
Jayne Thomas, M.Ed, RDN, CDE

Jamie Carr BSN, RN, CBN
Sheila Dragosalvljevic, RN
Deborah Gibson, RN
Julie Matthews, BSN, RN
Julie Ondrey, BSN, RN
Lekesha Semien-Williams, LVN
Tricia Wilson, LVN

Mental Health Professionals:
Stefanie Barthmare, M Ed, LPC
Gail Collins, LPC
Kate Guggenheim, MSW, LCSW
Mary Kenan, PsyD
Julie Schwarz, LCSW
Darlene Witcher, PhD

Program Support:
Chantel Branch-Jones, Scheduler — Bariatrics
Kim Winters, Scheduler — Diabetes
Brenda Cloninger
Ericka Huff
Sterling Linzer
Mildred Phelps
Mercy Steel
Nicole Williams