Meet Our Surgeon

Meet Our Team

Dr. Veronica VedenskyVeronica Vedensky, MD | Bariatrician

  • Received medical degree from Moscow Medical Academy in Russia
  • Completed internship at Carmel Hospital in Israel 
  • Completed residency in Internal Medicine/Primary Care at Carney Hospital in Dorchester
  • Member of the American Medical Association and the Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine.




Angela Fenton, MA, LMHC, Mental Health Practitioner | Program Director

  • Born in Newton, MA
  • Raised in Lexington, MA
  • Received BA with honors in Psychology at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • Received Dual Masters in Mental Health & Behavioral Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine
  • Member of American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Has worked with bariatric surgery patients since 2004



Melissa L. Packin, MS, RD, LDN | Dietitian

  • Born in East Islip, NY
  • Raised in Canton, MA
  • Received Associates Degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University, Providence RI
  • Received BS in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University, Providence RI
  • Received Masters of Science in Nutrition & Health Promotion, Simmons College, Boston, MA
  • Has worked with bariatric patients since 2007
  • Member of the American Dietetic Association
  • Member of American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Member of the Dana Farber Leadership Counsel


Deizy Mendes, RN | Bariatric Clinical Nurse

  • Born in the Cape Verde Islands and migrated to the USA at age 10
  • Raised in Brockton, MA
  • Received Associates in Nursing from Laboure College, Boston, MA
  • Experience working in the healthcare field since 2005




Mary Mary Beauregard, RN | Bariatric Surgery Clinical Reviewer

  • Received Bachelors of Science in Nursing from University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Completed Masters of Science in Nursing Administration/Business Management from Regis College in Weston, MA
  • Extensive bedside nursing experience in a variety of clinical areas including cardiac rehab, operating room and emergency department




Maura Bertolino, Administrative Assistant

  • Born in Boston, MA
  • Raised in Saugus, MA
  • Received Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from University of Hartford
  • Administrative clinical experience since 2001