Meet Our Team  


Dmitri V. Baranov, MD, PhD, FACS

Dr. Baranov was recruited from one of the nation’s top-ranked bariatric surgery programs. He has completed hundreds of successful bariatric procedures. Dr. Baranov has a medical degree from Saratov State Medical University and a PhD from Russian State Medical University in Moscow. He completed a general surgery residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York and a fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Baranov is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.  


Randall Mark Kimball II, MD

Dr. Kimball is fellowship-trained in advanced laparoscopic surgery, including bariatric and minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Kimball  earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College and completed his surgical residency at Abington Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania. There, he served as administrative chief resident and twice was recognized with awards for excellence in patient safety.  

Physician Assistants

Erica Meyers

Erica Meyers, PA-C

Jon Toores

Jonathan Torres, PA-C

Rhonda Bonacci

Rhonda Bonacci

Your Bariatric Program Coordinator 

Your Nursing Staff

Kim Lander

Kim Lander, LPN


Sommer Scarfo, BS, RN

Your Patient Access Reception Staff 

Deborah Cottone

​​​​Deborah Cottone

Helga leszczynski

​​​​Helga Leszczynski

Surgical Scheduler

Heather Cotrell

Heather Saville

Your Registered Dietitians

Nicole Gehman

Nicole Gehman, MS, RD, CDN

leah lafrance

Leah Lafrance, RD, CDN, CSG

Coding and Billing Specialist

Amber Towers

Amber Towers,
Lead Patient Access Representative