Team Members

Kathleen Parkman
Registered Dietitian

Kathleen Parkman, RD, LDN, CNSC, is the Registered Dietitian for the Bariatric Surgery Department at UMMC. She completed her Undergraduate Degree in Biology at Ursinus College, followed by her Dietetic Internship at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She recently received her Nutrition Support Certification (CNSC), specializing in complex patient care. She has experience with Nutrition throughout all disease states, but has a passion for the Bariatric population. She is able to work with patients one-on-one to develop the most appropriate intervention for them; whether it be preparing for Bariatric Surgery or General Healthy Eating.

Mary Beth Sodus
Registered Dietitian

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More than 10 years of experience as a dietitian and nutrition counselor have made Mary Beth a passionate instructor on topics such as low-fat nutrition, label reading, and food safety. Mary Beth - a specialist in gastric bypass nutrition - has written teaching tools that empower gastric bypass patients to practice smart, healthy eating habits. Mary Beth's background in medical nutrition therapy for obese as well as diabetic patients ensures that she will ably assist patients in making important lifestyle changes. "It's not just about the foods but also about making wise choices," she says. Mary Beth, who practices yoga and ballroom dancing in her spare time, also believes strongly in the importance of exercise.

Marcia Cooley, R.N., Ph.D.
Bariatric Program Mananger

Joanne Evans, R.N., B.S.N.
Bariatric Surgery Nurse

Jennifer Hill
Patient Information Coordinator

La Toya Tyson
Administrative Assistant

If you would like to make an appointment or talk to someone about our services, please call 1-877-866-7348 (patients) or 1-800-373-4111 or 410-328-8940 (physicians).

This page was last updated: September 23, 2014

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