Center for Weight Management

and Metabolic Surgery

Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery Staff

Florencia Halperin, MD

Florencia Halperin, MD

Co-Director

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Ali Tavakkoli, MD

Ali Tavakkoli, MD

Co-Director

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Lalita Khaodhiar, MD

Lalita Khaodhiar, MD

Physician

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Giuseppina (Pina) Boatwright, MS, RD, LDN, CHES, RYT

Registered Dietitian

Pina Boatwright is a graduate of Simmons College where she earned her bachelor’s of science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She also holds a master’s of science degree in International Healthcare Management, Economics and Policy from L’Universita Bocconi in Milan, Italy. Most recently, she worked as a Bariatric Dietitian at Stanford in Palo Alto, California, and in private practice serving adults and adolescents with eating disorders. She also worked for many years as a Health Educator/Facilitator for the Medical Weight Management program at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara, California. Boatwright is a board certified health education specialist (CHES), a registered yoga instructor and a former triathlete. At BWFH, where Boatwright completed her dietetic clinical rotations, she joins the staff of the Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery. In this role she will offer one-on-one nutrition counseling sessions and weekly group classes.

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