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:

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 operate 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.

Elizabeth Hechenbleikner, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Hechenbleikner is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Emory University. After obtaining her medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she moved to the Washington, DC area where she completed her General Surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital in addition to three years as a research fellow at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She also participated in the Armstrong Institute Resident Scholars Training Program in Patient Safety and Quality during her time at Johns Hopkins. After finishing residency, she went on to complete a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic and gastrointestinal surgery with a focus in Bariatric Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in Manhattan. Dr. Hechenbleikner is a board-certified surgeon with multiple manuscripts and book chapters published. She serves on the Resident and Fellow Education committee of the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and is an ad hoc reviewer for Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases and Surgical Endoscopy. She is actively involved in quality improvement and research projects in addition to mentoring an undergraduate pre-medical student and Emory General Surgery resident through various projects. Her research interests include investigations in patient outcomes including reduction of surgical site infections and 30-day readmissions as well as patient safety and quality initiatives in laparoscopic gastrointestinal, foregut, and bariatric surgery. 

Federico Serrot, MD

Dr. Federico Serrot is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Emory University. After obtaining his medical degree in Buenos Aires, Argentina he moved to Minneapolis, MN where he started his career in Surgery by investigating in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Serrot is a board-certified surgeon. He completed his General Surgery training at the University of Arizona and then a fellowship focused on advanced laparoscopy and endoscopy in the foregut, as well as Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Serrot has several publications and book chapters published. He serves in the 3 committees of the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, including Resident and Fellow Education, Continuing Education and Research, and Career Development Committee. He is also an active member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract where he recently joined the International Relation Committee. Dr. Serrot is on the editorial board of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery by Masters of Surgery, Spanish edition in Latin America. 

Mobola Oyefule, MD

Dr. Mobola Oyefule is a surgeon and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine. After obtaining her undergraduate degree at American University in Washington DC, she received her medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN. She is a board-certified surgeon who completed her general surgery training at Cleveland Clinic, Florida. In addition to general surgery, Dr. Oyefule completed a fellowship in minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery focusing on bariatric, endocrine, and hepatopancreatobiliary surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and currently serves on the editorial board of Surgical Endoscopy and Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques. She is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. She is also on various committees within the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, including the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery committee. 

Colin Johnson, PA-C

Mr. Johnson was born in Atlanta and educated at Emory University for his undergraduate degree before moving to South Carolina where he attended the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston to receive his Masters in Physician Assistant Sciences. He spent his early PA career in Chicago working in general and trauma surgery where he provided care for pre-and post-operative patients in the hospital as well as first assisting in the operating room for weight loss procedures and many other surgeries. Mr. Johnson returned to Atlanta with his wife to be closer family and friends as he starts his own family. His impatient and operating experience makes him a well-rounded member of the team and a strong addition to the Bariatric Program at Emory where he provides pre-and post-surgical care in addition to medical weight management through our Your Weigh and Path 2 Health programs.

Anna Tran, RDN, LD

Anna Tran was born in Atlanta, GA, but considers herself a Florida native, spending most of her life in sunny Florida. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from the University of Florida and returned back to Atlanta to complete her dietetic internship with Emory University Hospital, where she continued to develop a passion for preventative health and wellness through nutrition. She has held positions on the board for the Georgia Dietetic Foundation, including Education and Social Media for their Annual Conference and Exhibition. In her pastime, she enjoys writing and testing new recipes and has written for publications, such as the Obesity Action Coalition Weight Matters Magazine in their Winter 2021 edition.

Holley Nash, RDN, LD

Holley Nash, RDN, LD, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, with a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Holley relocated to Atlanta, GA, to complete Emory University Hospital’s highly competitive Dietetic Internship.

Holley’s passion and professional focus are on helping people overcome barriers to good health and proper nutrition through supportive counseling and nutrition education. Holley has successfully completed both the Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults and the Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management through the Commission for Dietetic Registration. In addition to her extensive training in nutrition therapies, Holley has over twenty years of professional culinary experience, which she uses to help her clients understand and navigate the complexities of planning and preparing balanced meals for themselves and their families. Holley has a passion for simple, fresh, nutritious food and is a dedicated advocate in supporting individuals on their journey to optimal health.

Huda Hayyeh, PA-C

Huda Hayyeh was born and raised in Kansas City, MO, where she also completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri. Huda later relocated to Boston, MA, where she attended MCPHS University and received her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies. In 2018, Huda moved to Atlanta and began her career as a Physician Assistant working in Bariatrics. Since then, Huda has developed a strong passion for helping patients achieve long-term success in their pursuit of improved health.

Her experience treating a diverse range of patients allows her to individualize the care she gives both pre-and post-bariatric surgery with an emphasis on overall improved quality of life. Huda enjoys getting to know her patients and working collaboratively with them to work towards a common goal.


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