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Our Staff


 

 

Jyoti Nihalani

Office Manager

  • General & Bariatric Surgery authorizations
  • Surgery Scheduling

Jyoti graduated from the H A College of Commerce in India with a Bachelors of Commerce in 1997. She also completed the Internet Programming course from The Chubb Institute of NJ in 2001. She has 5 years of experience with patient care. Her goal is to provide a positive experience to patients and is here to help you with any questions. She is fluent in English, Hindi and Gujarati.

 
Jennifer

Physician Assistant

Jennifer graduated from Chatham University in 2020 with a Master in Physician Assistant Studies. She obtained her Baccalaureate Degree in Biology at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Jennifer joined our team in December 2020 and provides quality medical care to both Bariatric and General Surgery patients. Jennifer also works alongside our Medical Aesthetician, administering a wide variety of aesthetic treatments. Jennifer has an excellent bedside manner and strives to create a supportive environment for all patients.

 
 
 
Meagan

Registered Dietitian

Meagan is a Registered Dietitian with a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise from Virginia Tech and completed her dietetic internship at Montclair State University. Meagan is also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Meagan has over 10 years of experience in nutrition counseling, specializing in bariatric nutrition, weight management, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and mindful eating. Her true passion is working with patients before and after bariatric surgery to help guide them through their weight loss journey. Meagan believes in a holistic approach to creating individualized plans to help patients achieve their goals.

 
 
 
Yaelle

Registered Dietitian

Yaelle received her Master’s of Science in Nutrition from Brooklyn College and completed her clinical rotations at Downstate University Medical Center. She was a research assistant at Brooklyn College where she conducted research on the role of DHA metabolic markers in the brain and placenta of gestational diabetes in mice. Yaelle was selected as a finalist in the American Society for Nutrition’s Emerging Leader Poster Competition at Experimental Biology’s 2017 symposium for her research. Prior to joining the Nihalani Group, Yaelle worked as a Registered Dietitian at the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center providing outpatient medical nutrition therapy for Pediatric, Obstetric, Internal Medicine, and Endocrinology patients. She also worked as a Clinical Dietitian at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center where she provided medical nutrition therapy for pediatric long term care and subacute care adult units. Yaelle utilizes a mindful approach in her nutrition counseling in order to facilitate long term results while implementing her clinical and research skills. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and painting.

Gloria Bonilla

Medical Assistant

  • General Surgery authorizations
  • Bariatric surgery authorizations

Gloria graduated from Lincoln Tech in 2009 as a Medical Assistant. With more than four years of experience, Gloria is here to help you with any insurance related questions. She is fluent in Spanish and English.


 
 
 
Morlie

Head of Aesthetics

Morlie has been a Licensed Electrolysis and Laser Technician, Esthetician for over a decade. She received her Cosmetology License in 2012 and  has been furthering her career and education focusing on Aesthetics since then. She has worked in various locations such as Miami, Santa Monica, and Topanga, California. In 2020 she helped Nihalani Group launch an Aesthetics Practice and has been working as the Head of Nihalani Aesthetics ever since. Morlie is dedicated to her career as it is her true passion, and she strives to deliver results while creating a comforting environment, and administering treatments.

 
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