People

LEADERSHIP

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DR. VYVYANE LOH

shaman, Medical Director

Dr. Vyvyane Loh is board-certified in Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and trained at Newton-Wellesley Hospital where she also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Loh worked at HMR and was the medical obesity specialist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Center for Weight Loss Surgery before starting her own practice. She serves on the ABOM exam writing board and is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians...

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Dr. Vyvyane Loh is board-certified in Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and trained at Newton-Wellesley Hospital where she also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Loh worked at HMR and was the medical obesity specialist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Center for Weight Loss Surgery before starting her own practice. She serves on the ABOM exam writing board and is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and The Obesity Society. Her other achievements include choreography and writing. She was the recipient of the Bunting/Radcliffe Fellowship in Fiction in 2006, a Guggenheim Fellow in Fiction in 2008, and shortlisted for the 2005 international IMPAC Award in Literature. Her diverse skills support her commitment to celebrating the full range of our humanity in an increasingly technological and disembodied world through art and the healing sciences.

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UZONNA MKPARU

 COO, Practice Manager

Uzonna Mkparu graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Lutheran University with a BSc in Molecular Biology and minors in Business Administration and Chemistry. He has a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from Columbia University Medical Center’s Institute of Human Nutrition where he was also...

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Uzonna Mkparu graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Lutheran University with a BSc in Molecular Biology and minors in Business Administration and Chemistry. He has a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from Columbia University Medical Center’s Institute of Human Nutrition where he was also an academic co-advisor and research assistant. His previous research compared changes in body composition, insulin sensitivity, beta-cell function and remission of Type II Diabetes in bariatric surgery vs. lap band patients. Uzonna is a certified fitness trainer with experience working with diverse patient populations. In his spare time he enjoys the company of his parents, 5 siblings, nieces and nephews. He also puts his passion for holistic health, nutrition, and fitness to work, inspiring inner city youth to adopt healthier dietary and lifestyle choices.

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THE POWER - OUR STAFF

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ANNA RICHARDS

Health Coach

Anna graduated from Brandeis University with a major in Health: Science, Society and Policy, and a minor in Business. Anna’s studies included courses in biology and physiology, as well as various aspects of the health care system...

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Anna graduated from Brandeis University with a major in Health: Science, Society and Policy, and a minor in Business. Anna’s studies included courses in biology and physiology, as well as various aspects of the health care system and policies. Anna brings her passion for Public Health, wellness and advocacy for underserved groups to her role as a health coach.

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RACHAEL RYAN

 Health coach

Rachael Ryan doubles as a behavior coach in addition to providing administrative support. If you have any questions about the diet, your weekly logs or technical issues in addition to scheduling and missed dates please contact her at:

Rachael@transforminstitute.org

Ext: 2233

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ENUAMAKA MKPARU

Ambassador: Transform Foundation/ Transform Institute

Enuamaka Mkparu is our Ambassador of communications, public relations and fundraising for Transform Institute and our corresponding non-profit organization,Transform Foundation. If you have any questions about upcoming events, general news and updates or our non-profit work, please contact her at:

enu@transforminstitute.org

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IRVING GARCIA

Head Medical Assistant

Irving Garcia trained at Lincoln Tech Institute as a Medical Assistant and has worked in urgent care, cardiology and primary care clinics throughout his career. He is especially skilled in phlebotomy and draws blood with a smile...

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Irving Garcia trained at Lincoln Tech Institute as a Medical Assistant and has worked in urgent care, cardiology and primary care clinics throughout his career. He is especially skilled in phlebotomy and draws blood with a smile (!) “Anything that I can do to help people makes me happy,” he says about his motivation for working in the medical field. He enjoys music and music production, and spending time with friends and family, in his spare time.

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SELIM GONZALEZ

Medical Assistant

Selim Gonzalez graduated from the University of Guatemala at San Carlos in 2010 with a MD in general medicine, where he also researched surgical management of Diabetic Foot. After graduating medical school, Selim worked in several...

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Selim Gonzalez graduated from the University of Guatemala at San Carlos in 2010 with a MD in general medicine, where he also researched surgical management of Diabetic Foot. After graduating medical school, Selim worked in several multi-disciplinary hospitals, practicing emergency medicine and minor surgeries. Here he learned about diabetes management, and other metabolic disorders. Selim brings his passion for patient care and medical knowledge to Transform Institute. He is currently studying for the United States Medical Licensing Exams.

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LISA B. KLEIN

Ambassador, Administrative Assistant

Lisa B. Klein has a Bachelor of Science from Plymouth State University where she studied Business Administration. She comes to Transform Institute with over 18 years of customer service experience in the weight management industry. She has...

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Lisa B. Klein has a Bachelor of Science from Plymouth State University where she studied Business Administration. She comes to Transform Institute with over 18 years of customer service experience in the weight management industry. She has always had a passion for helping people and making a difference. She is excited to be transforming lives as a member of the Transform Institute team.

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