Renowned specialists by your side, every step of the way
GBMC's Comprehensive Obesity Management Program (COMP) understands that bariatric surgery requires a lifelong commitment and offers a variety of support services to help patients before, during and after their procedures. Recognized by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), COMP is noted for the comprehensive nature of its services and for its exceptional patient outcomes.
In addition, COMP has partnered up with an exercise physiologist and psychologist to provide patients with multifaceted approach to treating morbid obesity. People with a body mass index (BMI) between 35-40 who suffer from comorbid conditions such as heart disease or type 2 diabetes may qualify for some form of bariatric surgery.
Before meeting with our team we ask that you attend either an online or in-person information session, as well as submitting our new patient packet. Choose an option below and begin your journey today!
Elizabeth A. Dovec, MD
Medical Director, GBMC Comprehensive Obesity Management Program
Jana Wolff, RD, LDN
Director of Nutrition
Jana became a member of the GBMC COMP team in July 2016. She was born in Long Island, New York. Jana received her Bachelor’s degree in both Nutrition Sciences and Communications and completed her dietetic internship at Johns Hopkins. Jana has always been interested in the unique role that food plays in everyone’s life. Jana also worked in worksite wellness for seven years before becoming a Registered Dietitian. In her spare time she loves cooking with her husband and spending time with friends and family.
Jennifer Muller, RD
Jen became a member of the GBMC COMP team in May 2014. She was born in Columbia, MD and is a graduate of University of Maryland College Park. She has a passion for changing people’s lives through nutrition and enjoys running and spending time with her family in her spare time.
Mary Macon Price, CRNP
Mary Macon is one of the newest members of the C.O.M.P. team. She has been a nurse practitioner since 2014 and moved to Maryland from her native Georgia to pursue her dream of incorporating a love of nutrition and exercise into her work. She attended Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She enjoys indoor spinning, running, cooking, anything outdoors and spending time her friends, family and chocolate Labrador retriever, Booker.
Summer Sheffield, MSN, CRNP
Summer joined GBMC's Comprehensive Weight Management Program in August 2016 after graduating from the University of Delaware with a Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program. She previously worked as a registered nurse on a General/Bariatric Surgery unit, which inspired her to become a nurse practitioner in this specialty. Her favorite part of the job is listening to her patients proudly describe weight loss victories like lowering their Hemoglobin A1C out of diabetic range and being able to ride roller coasters again. Summer enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants in Baltimore, reading, watching documentaries and travel.
Rosalind has been a member of GBMC COMP team since 2014. She is a graduate of Southern Ohio College. She enjoys photography, painting an interior design.
Eve 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.
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.
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.
Through our program, individuals will have access to:
- Private Facebook support group
- Regular appointments with a registered dietitian to prepare for surgery and adjust to post-surgery lifestyle and nutrition
- Exercise and diet programs
- Three types of bariatric surgery (gastric band, gastric sleeve, gastric bypass) performed by top bariatric surgeons, often using laparoscopic techniques
- Bariatric support groups before and after surgery
"My Weightloss Journey" - 5 Episode Series
Follow Ms. Wilson's journey from pre-weight loss surgery through her experience with the GBMC COMP program and to the present.Watch Erin's Story
Bariatric surgery is usually minimally invasive, also known as laparoscopic. Laparoscopic surgery results in fewer post-operative complications and pain and allows for an earlier return of bowel function. GBMC's COMP surgeons are additionally trained in single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), an approach resulting in minimal scarring.