Meet Your Weight Loss Team
The Bariatrics Center at Nebraska Medicine has a team of physicians who are supported by a multidisciplinary group of highly trained specialists to guide each patient through their weight loss journey.
Vishal Kothari, MD, is a bariatric surgeon focusing on the surgical treatment of obesity. Dr. Kothari is fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery.
Corrigan McBride, MD, is a bariatric surgeon and medical director of the Bariatrics Center at Nebraska Medicine. She is fellowship trained in both surgical critical care and advanced laparoscopic surgery, and a well-known bariatric surgeon, both locally and regionally.
What makes Dr. McBride unique is that her story is not too different from many of the patients she treats. Several years ago, after a difficult struggle with her weight, she had bariatric surgery – twice.
In addition, as an accredited site reviewer for the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), Dr. McBride literally sees the best and the worst of other bariatric programs around the nation. This allows her to bring home the concepts that are proven to work and implement them into our program – as well as avoiding what doesn’t work – continually improving an already successful program to bring our patients the absolute best in diagnosis and treatment.
Tiffany Tanner, MD, is a bariatric surgeon focusing on the surgical treatment of obesity. She is fellowship trained in laparoscopic, robotic and bariatric surgery. Dr. Tanner grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and is excited to have the opportunity to give back by providing health care services in her hometown community.
Endocrinologist: Padmaja Akkireddy, MBBS
Psychologist: Cecilia Yee Man Poon, PhD
Psychologist: Justin Weeks, PhD
Psychologist: Tessa Holscher, PsyD
Psychologist: Joseph Poler, PsyD
Physician Assistant: Amy Polson, PA-C
Physician Assistant: Carrie Torczon, PA-C
Physician Assistant: Lauren White, PA-C
Physician Assistant: Sheli Wilkinson, PA-C
Nurse Case Managers
Kimberly Fisk, RN, BSN
Linda Neumann-Potash, RN, MN, CBN
Karen Sater RN, BSN, CBN
Melissa Monzu-Sparks, RN, BSN, CBN
Medical Nutrition Therapists
Laura Evans, MMN, RDN, LMNT
Jacque Schwartz, RDN, LMNT
Rebecca Kraay, RD, LMNT
Sr. Patient Care Coordinator: Amanda Kinsella, CMA
Insurance Coordinator: Trena Miles
Note: Weight loss results vary depending on the individual. No guarantee of weight loss is provided or implied.