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Eliseo A. Bautista, MD, FACS

Dr. Bautista is a graduate of the University of California, Riverside and Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He completed a surgical internship at the Naval Medical Center in Oakland and the University of California, Davis, followed by a five-year general surgery residency at the Regional Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Prior to joining Commonwealth Surgeons in 2003, he served as the ship’s surgeon on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. He also served as the assistant department head for general surgery and chairman of the cancer committee at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, and as a Lieutenant Commander with the U.S. Central Command Surgical Augmentation team in Bahrain.

Dr. Bautista is board certified in general surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His special interests include general surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, adjustable laparoscopic banding (lap-band) surgery and breast surgery.

Brennan J. Carmody, MD, FACS

Dr. Carmody is a graduate of the University of Dallas and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed an internship and a five-year general surgery residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., followed by a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery at the Medical College of Virginia.

Prior to joining Commonwealth Surgeons, he achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel and served as chief of advanced laparoscopic surgery, director of the Surgical Weight Loss Program, and associate program director for the General Surgery Residency Program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. From 2003 to 2004, he completed a tour of duty with the 28th Combat Support Hospital and the 912th Forward Surgical Team in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He is board certified in general surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Carmody has published more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles and chapters.

Dennis S. Cohen, MD, FACS

Dr. Cohen is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. He completed a seven-year general surgery internship and residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen also completed a two-year research fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia, during which time he authored numerous scientific articles that were published in professional journals. He then completed a two-year fellowship in transplant surgery at the University of Cincinnati Hospitals. Prior to joining Bon Secours Medical Group, he served for two years as an assistant professor of surgery at Albany Medical Center. In 2002, he began practicing surgery in Richmond.

Dr. Cohen is board certified in general surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His special medical interests include general, laparoscopic, breast and vascular access.

Nathan Lee, MD

Dr. Lee attended Old Dominion University for his undergraduate degree. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University and completed his general surgery residency from Eastern Virginia Medical School. In addition, Dr. Lee completed a minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery fellowship from Greenville Hospital System. Dr. Lee is board certified in general surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

David Galpern, MD

Dr. Galpern received his undergraduate degree from Boston University in the field of human physiology. He attained his medical degree from State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn. He attended the general surgery residency at New York Methodist Hospital. His specialization in hand surgery occurred in two hand fellowships, the hand surgery fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in Louisville, Kentucky, and the hand surgery and upper limb surgery fellowship at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Jeannine M. Moss, APRN, MSN, FNP

Our nurse practitioner, Jeannine M. Moss, received her Bachelor of Science in biology/chemistry from Virginia Tech and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. After completing her Master of Science in the nursing program at the University of Virginia, she received her post-master’s certificate as a family nurse practitioner.

Prior to joining Bon Secours Medical Group, Jeannine spent eight years working with the bariatric surgery program at the Medical College of Virginia, where she helped develop the minimally invasive program and was involved in clinical research.

Jeannine is a member of the Allied Health section of the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons, and a member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners. She works closely with patients and serves as an educator and patient advocate in Commonwealth Surgeons surgical weight loss program.

Lisa Z. Moss, ACNP

Lisa Z. Moss, ACNP, received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with an internship in athletic training from George Mason University. She spent three years working in physical therapy, sports medicine, and as a personal trainer. She then continued her studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing science and master’s degree in advanced nursing practice with a concentration in acute care.

Lisa has practiced in acute care since 2005, including surgery/trauma intensive care and emergency medicine at VCU Health System, and medical surgical intensive care at UVA Health System. During nursing school, Lisa also served as an officer in the Virginia Army National Guard.

Lisa is a board-certified acute care nurse practitioner, and she specializes in in-patient general surgery service at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Maya W. Paige, APRN, MSN, FNP

Our nurse practitioner, Maya Paige, is a Richmond native. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing as a family nurse practitioner from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia.

Prior to joining Bon Secours Medical Group, Maya worked as a nurse practitioner in a retail setting and provided direct patient care at the Medical College of Virginia in bariatric and trauma surgery.

She is licensed through the Commonwealth of Virginia and certified as a family nurse practitioner with the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Maya is a member of the Allied Health section of the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons, and a member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners. She works closely with patients and serves as an educator and a patient advocate in Commonwealth Surgeons surgical weight loss program.

Stacy Gittler, PA

Ms. Gittler received her bachelor's degree in biological science from Drexel University and completed the Physician Assistant Master's Program at The George Washington University. She maintains current certification with the NCCPA and is a member of the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants. Stacy has been a physician assistant with a focus in weight loss surgery for eight years and has completed several advanced courses offered by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Her special medical interests include assisting with weight loss surgery, general surgery and advanced laparoscopy.

David Galpern, MD

Dr. Galpern received his undergraduate degree from Boston University in the field of human physiology. He attained his medical degree from State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn. He attended the general surgery residency at New York Methodist Hospital. His specialization in hand surgery occurred in two hand fellowships, the hand surgery fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in Louisville, Kentucky, and the hand surgery and upper limb surgery fellowship at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

George A. Parker, MD, FACS

Dr. Parker is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts. He completed a surgical internship and a general surgery residency at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

In 1980, he began practicing surgery in Richmond; from 1990 to 1993, he served as professor and chairman of surgical oncology at the Medical College of Virginia. In 1993, he served as professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is a past governor of the American College of Surgeons and clinical professor of surgical care of cancer patients and is actively involved in the American Cancer Society, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Society of Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Parker is board certified in general surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His special medical interests include general surgery and surgical oncology. He has a particular interest and expertise in the management of complex cancer cases.

Erin H. Brown, RN, MSN, FNP

Erin Brown, RN, MSN, FNP

Ms. Brown received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia in 2003. She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau during her undergraduate years. She continued her education and earned her master's degree in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia in 2006. She is a member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners. Erin’s passion is professional guidance to patients as they are preparing for weight loss surgery, reaching their weight loss goals, and maintaining their weight loss. Her special medical interests include general surgery and weight loss surgery management/care.

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