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Our Team

Meet Our Team

Our Bariatric Surgery Program is the longest-established in Central New York with a proven track record of providing great care to patients and is accredited by MBSAQIP.

Our comprehensive practice is located at Upstate Community Hospital and the program's team members work together to provide every patient with compassionate, personalized treatment.


 

Division Chief

Timothy R Shope, MD

Timothy R Shope, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery,
Division Chief of Bariatric Surgery


Surgeons and Clinical Providers

Heidi T Gwilt, MPAS, PA-C
Heidi T Gwilt, MPAS, PA-C
315 492-5036
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Minimally Invasive Surgery; Bariatric Surgery; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Bariatric Surgery; Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding; Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery; more
Associations/Memberships: American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA)

Lauren A Rabach, MD
Lauren A Rabach, MD
315 492-5036
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: General Surgery; Bariatric Surgery; Achalasia; Diaphragmatic Hernia; Esophageal Dysmotility; Gallbladder Disease; more
Education: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Karen V Schiff, NP-C
Karen V Schiff, NP-C
315 492-5036
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Colon and Rectal Surgery; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Colon and Rectal Cancer; Obesity; Pelvic Abscess; Pelvic Abscess; more

Timothy R Shope, MD
Timothy R Shope, MD
315 492-5036
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Surgery; Surgery; Abdominal Abscess; Abdominal Pain; Abdominal Wall Defects; Achalasia; more
Education: Hahnemann Medical College
Associations/Memberships: Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons; American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS); American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Registered Dieticians

Julia Standish

Julia Standish
RDN, CDN

posillico

Kathryn Posillico
RD, CDN


Nurse Manager 

Nickole Terek

Nickole Terek
MSN, RN-BC 


Bariatric Program Coordinator

Jacquelyn Turner

Jacquelyn Turner
BSN, RN 


Clinic Team Leader

Mickiel Bergh

Mickiel Bergh
Bariatric Clinic Team Leader


Our Locations

The majority of our bariatric surgeries are performed at Upstate Community Hospital. Clinic appointments are attended in Suite 2B of the Physician's Office Building North at Upstate Community Hospital with some visits being offered remotely via Webex Video. Information sessions are currently being held virtually via Webex Video. 

Bariatric Surgery at Community Hospital
Bariatric Surgery at Community Hospital
Upstate Community Hospital
Google Maps & Directions
POB North, 2B
4900 Broad Road, Syracuse, NY 13215
Phone: 315 492-5036
Fax: 315 492-5973
Hours:8:00am-4:30pm
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