Our team is made up of individuals who are passionate about helping people just like you achieve your weight and life goals. We understand each journey is an individual one and we take the time to really get to know you and create the best plan for you. From your initial information session to surgery and on with our lifetime of support we are always here to answer your questions and cheer you on.
Dr. Kenneth Mitchell
Dr. Mitchell is the medical director of our Bariatric & Metabolic Services program. He is a board certified general surgeon who has performed more than 2,000 bariatric surgeries since 1997. Dr. Mitchell is a fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
Bryan Thomas, MD
Bariatric and General Surgeon
Dr. Thomas completed his undergraduate degree at Clemson University. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Dr. Thomas has special interests in abdominal and bariatric surgery and shares our commitment to helping patients regain their health and quality of life through bariatric surgery.
Ginny Ledbetter, MSN, RN
Ginny received her bachelor of science in nursing from Clemson University and her master of science from the Medical University of South Carolina. She is board certified as a clinical nurse specialist.
Marianne is the business manager for our Bariatric & Metabolic Services. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee.
Alexis Appel, RD
Alexis is a registered dietitian for the Roper St. Francis Bariatric & Metabolic Services program. She holds a certificate in adult weight management through the American Dietetic Association. She completed her dietetic internship at New York University and earned her bachelor's degree in dietetics at the University of Georgia.
Jillian Morgan, RD
Jillian received a bachelor of science in nutritional sciences with a dietetics concentration from Cornell University. She received her registered dietitian degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She also has a certificate in adult weight management.
Terri Southard, MS, LPC
Bariatric Clinical Therapist
Terri holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in counseling and human development from Troy State University.
Debbie Olin, RN
Debbie is a board certified registered nurse. She received her associate's degree in nursing from San Bernardino Valley College. She is an active member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the National Association of Bariatric Nursing.
Bariatric Program Specialist
Bariatric Program Specialist
Sarah and Ieshia are our Bariatric Program Specialists. They guides our patients through the clinical requirements for bariatric surgery. They also help with scheduling appointments and insurance coverage.
Sarah Kelsey Faulds
Sarah Kelsey received her undergraduate degree from Clemson University and her master’s degree from Columbia College.
Jessica is a Nationally Board Certified Physician Assistant. She received her Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Marywood University in Pennsylvania. Jessica practiced as a Physician Assistant in the Boston area prior to moving to Charleston in 2016.
Brittany Howard, PA-C, MPAS
Brittany received her undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in Exercise Physiology and completed her Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at MUSC. She previously worked in Pain Management and Primary Care prior to joining our team.