Our Team

Elizabeth Dovec, MDElizabeth Dovec, MD
Medical Director - GBMC Comprehensive Obesity Management Program
Bariatrics and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon

Dr. Dovec joined GBMC’s Comprehensive Obesity Management Program in July 2013. A board-certified General Surgeon, she completed her Fellowship at Vanderbilt University’s Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship Program. Having earned her medical degree at Marshall University in Huntington, WV, she completed her residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Active in multiple professional societies, including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), Dr. Dovec remains committed to educating, improving, and expanding on the field of weight loss surgery. She has presented at numerous regional, national and international conferences and authored abstracts, peer-reviewed publications and a laparoscopic gastric bypass operative technique book chapter.

Medical School - Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Residency - Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Fellowship - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Board-Certified by the American Board of Surgery

Elizabeth Dovec, MDGustavo E. Bello, MD
Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Bello joined GBMC C.O.M.P. in 2015. He was born in Caracas, Venezuela where he later went on to earn his medical degree at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He then came to Pittsburgh, PA to do his surgical internship at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital. He completed his surgical residency at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center where he also served as chief resident. Dr. Bello completed his clinical fellowship in Advanced Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Penn State. He most recently served as the Founder and Medical Director of the Uniontown Hospital Weight Loss Surgery Center.

Medical School - Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
Residency - Pennsylvania State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
Fellowship - Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Board-Certified by the American Board of Surgery

Timothee Friesen, MDTimothee Friesen, M.D.
Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Friesen joined GBMC in 2013 after completing his fellowship training in Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery at North Shore University in Manhasset, NY. He went to medical school at the University of Maryland. He went on to complete his surgical training at the Washington Hospital Center. He grew up near Lyon, France. He has been married to his wife, Memuna, since 2001 and enjoyed traveling and flying home-built model airplanes with his four children.

Medical School - University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Residency - Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Fellowship - North Shore University, Manhasset, NY
Board-Certified by the American Board of Surgery

Rosalind AmbushRosalind Ambush
Practice Coordinator

Roz has been a member of the GBMC C.O.M.P team since August 2014. She was born in Frederick, MD. She is a graduate of the Southern Ohio College and has been in the medical field for 15 years. She enjoys photography and painting.
Jennifer MullerJennifer Muller, RD
Registered Dietitian/
Certified Diabetes Educator

Jen became a member of the GBMC C.O.M.P. team in 2015. She was born and raised in Columbia, MD and now lives in Westminster. She is a mother of two who loves running and spending time with her family.

Mary-Catherine Perry, RDMary-Catherine Perry, RD
Registered Dietitian

"Katie" became a member of the GBMC C.O.M.P. team in 2015. She was born and raised in Wilmington, DE. She received her BA degree in Dietetics from the University of Delaware, where she also completed her dietetic internship. Katie has always been interested in food and nutritian and enjoys running, yoga and weight training.
Eve BowmasterEve Bowmaster, RN, BSN
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Chart Reviewer

Eve has been a member of the GBMC C.O.M.P. team since July 2015. She is a graduate of Towson University and resides in the Baltimore area with her husband and three children. Eve loves to garden and is an avid reader.

Rose RottloffRose Rottloff, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner

Rose has been working as a nurse practitioner with GBMC C.O.M.P. since 2012. She enjoys running, kayaking and bicycling.
Felicia BattenFelicia Batten, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner

Felicia has been a nurse practitioner since 2005 and joined the GBMC C.O.M.P. team in July 2015. She is originally from Virginia. She is married and the mother of two children. She enjoys working out with her bodybuilding husband, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Elizabeth SwiderskiElizabeth Swiderski
Medical Assistant/
Patient Service Assistant

Liz has been a member of the GBMC C.O.M.P. since 2013. She was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She enjoys cooking, fishing, anything outdoors and cheering on the Baltimore Ravens!
Cindy SeymoreCindy Seymore
Medical Assistant

Cindy has been an employee of GBMC for eight years and part of the GBMC C.O.M.P. team since 2015. She was born in Trinidad and loves to watch HGTV.

Adrienne FreedmanAdrienne Freeman
Patient Service Assistant

Adrienne has been with GBMC C.O.M.P. since April 2008. She was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She enjoys cooking, reading and knitting. She has also taught art and pottery.

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