The multidisciplinary bariatric team at UC San Diego Health — which includes nationally and internationally recognized surgeons, physicians, registered nurses, program psychologist, registered dietitians, patient advocates and support staff — is dedicated to helping you lose weight and restore your health through comprehensive, personalized care.
Meet Our Medical Team|
Santiago Horgan, MD
Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
An internationally recognized expert in esophageal disease, bariatric surgery, and new technologies for minimally invasive, surgical approaches, Dr. Horgan provides patients with faster recovery and less scarring.
See a list of Dr. Horgan's publications at PubMed.gov.
Eduardo Grunvald, MD|
Director of Weight Management Program
Dr. Grunvald is integrally involved with managing surgical and nonsurgical weight loss efforts, and assesses patients before surgery to evaluate existing comorbidities.
Garth Jacobsen, MD|
Director, UCSD Hernia Center
A specialist in gastric banding, Dr. Jacobsen was closely involved with the FDA trials for the approval of the Lap-Band system.
See a list of Dr. Jacobsen's publications at PubMed.gov.
Mary is a nurse practitioner who specializes in caring for bariatric patients. She provides patient education and medical care before and after surgery.
Jill Fisher, MS, RD
Jill is the BMI dietitian and works with patients to help them through the pre-op and post-op phases of diet and meal planning, as well as providing healthy eating tips to help maximize success.
Sheryl has over 10 years as a clinical nutritionist and has helped hundreds of people lose weight and keep it off long-term. She helps patients improve chronic conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol.
Elisa belives patients are an important member of their own support team. She is passionate about helping patients improve their health through weight management.
Jeanette is a registered nurse with a special focus in disease prevention through weight management. She works closely with patients to achieve their weight-loss goals.