Meet Our Team

Emory Bariatric Center at Midtown offers a multidisciplinary team of experts to ensure our patients receive optimum care and support. Our team includes the following:

Arvinpal Singh, MD

Dr. Singh is the Director of Medical Bariatrics and board certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Obesity Medical Association and has transformed the Bariatric Center at Emory University Hospitals into a regional comprehensive health delivery system focusing on wellness through weight management. Furthermore, for surgical patients, Dr. Singh leads the team that helps patients with surgery readiness and lifelong care after bariatric surgery. He has written and published in the area of nutrition and pre-surgical evaluation of the bariatric surgery patient.

Edward Lin, DO, FACS

Dr. Lin has been the Surgical Director of the Emory Bariatric Center since 2006, seeing the Center through its second decade. Dr. Lin is Chief of Gastrointestinal & General Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Emory University. His expertise in this field has taken him to operating rooms in South America and in the Middle East. Dr. Lin has published extensively in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, diabetes resolution following weight loss surgery, and nutrition. Dr. Lin has worked with InTailor Surgical and is a patent holder for an endoscopic suturing device and studies its application in bariatrics. Dr. Lin is on the editorial board of Bariatric Times, Journal of Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques, and serves as an Associate Editor of the highly regarded journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases as well as Editor-in-Chief of Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care.

S. Scott Davis Jr, MD, FACS

Dr. Davis is one of the most sought-after teachers in his field, having taught and lectured at Obesity Week for the last few years. He serves as the Director of the Emory Endosurgery Unit for Minimally Invasive Surgery which has trained over 50 surgeons since 1992. Dr. Davis is passionate about patient outcomes and has written highly cited articles such as “Postoperative complications in bariatric surgery using age and BMI stratification: a study using ACS-NSQIP data”. Dr. Davis is on the editorial board of Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques and is Associate Editor of Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care.

Ankit Patel, MD, FACS

Dr. Patel is an Atlanta native and completed his entire college and medical training at Emory University. A ‘techie’ by nature, he is currently interested in the use of robotics in surgery focusing on its efficiencies, cost containment, and most importantly, its appropriate use by surgeons and students alike. He has developed training curriculums and is the editor of the 2017 text The SAGES Manual of Robotic Surgery. In addition to being on the editorial board of Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care, he has presented and written on innovative techniques and providing better care to our patients including articles such as “The intersection of foregut and bariatric surgeries: treating the whole, not the parts” and “Can we become better robot surgeons through simulator practice?”.

Jahnavi Srinivasan, MD, FACS

Dr. Srinivasan is Associate Professor of Surgery at Emory University and the Associate Program Director for one of the largest surgery residency programs in the Southeast United States. Early on, Dr. Srinivasan popularized the sleeve gastrectomy at Emory. Her gifts as a surgeon and educator have garnered some of the highest teaching awards at Emory. Her additional role as Surgical Director of the Crohn’s and Colitis Center gives her added perspectives on gastrointestinal surgery. Going above and beyond her full clinical surgery practice, Dr. Srinivasan is on the Continuing Medical Education Committee of the Southeastern Surgical Congress and her passion for underserved countries has taken her, ‘boots-on-the-ground’, on multiple medical mission trips. She regularly publishes on surgical education and global surgery.

Jamil Stetler, MD, FACS

Dr. Stetler received his medical degree from Wake Forest University Medical Center and completed his General Surgery training at Emory University Hospital. Dr. Stetler is a board-certified surgeon and completed a fellowship focused on advanced laparoscopy, robotic surgery, as well as Bariatric Surgery. He was recruited specifically to be among a team of gastrointestinal surgeons that serves Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital and Emory Midtown. In his first year of practice, he joined the Safe Cholecystectomy Task Force of the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He is also on the Resident and Fellow Education Committee of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract which is the leading academic society for gastrointestinal surgeons. He has a knack for anything technology and currently chairs the Emory surgery residency skills simulation program. Dr. Stetler and his wife, an elementary school teacher, were born and raised in Atlanta and are pleased to have the opportunity to serve their native communities.

Dan Watkins, PA-C, MBA

Mr. Watkins has extensive health care experience both as a manager and as a medical provider. He completed his physician assistant training at Wake Forest School of Medicine, and his career has taken him to New Mexico, Grady Memorial Hospital, Concentra Medical Centers, and Emory Clinic. He led the creation of the comprehensive bariatric care delivery model for medical and surgical weight management that became the Emory Bariatric Center, which has been instrumental in helping Emory University Hospital Midtown achieve and maintain its Center of Excellence designation. Truly dedicated to wellness and weight management, Dan returned to clinical practice with Emory Bariatric Center in 2013. As a member of the medical team, he provides pre-surgical and post-surgical care and medical weight management through our Your Weigh and Path 2 Health programs.

Victoria Roberts Delgado RD, LD

Tori, a native of metro Atlanta, joined the Emory Healthcare team in 2014. Tori completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from the University of Georgia, completed her Dietetic Internship at Southern Regional Health System, and received the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management. More than being the Nutrition Coordinator for Emory Bariatrics, Tori is a leading educator on health and nutrition. Her article “The Food Label: A Guide to Educating Bariatric Patients” published in Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care, has been one of the most downloaded articles of this publication.

Courtney Plush, MS, RD, LD

Courtney joined Emory Bariatrics after working for 2 years as a clinical dietitian with Emory Healthcare. A Philadelphia native, she earned a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from Drexel University. She completed her dietetic internship at Emory Healthcare and has completed a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management. A writer by training and experienced in social media, Courtney blogs on The Informed Appetite and is the Social Media Coordinator for the Greater Atlanta Dietetics Association.

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