Our Team

Katherine Dinan, RN, CBN

Katherine Dinan works as the Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center’s Certified Bariatric Nurse. Katie works with Dr. Birkedal and the practice to education patients before and after surgery, and participates with patient support groups and community events. She earned her Bachelor’s of Nursing from the University of Central Florida, is an avid runner, and member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

 

 

 

Lauren Donnelly, PA-C

Lauren Donnelly is a physician assistant and works directly with patients in the clinic, operating room, and hospital. She attended Florida Gulf Coast University and earned her master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University. Lauren enjoys Crossfit and DIY projects. She is also a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

 

 

 

 

Stacy Siharaj, CMA

Stacy Siharaj is the practice’s office manager and acts as the patient coordinator for the Center for Bariatric Medicine & Surgery. She works to guide patients through the surgery process from start to end. She helps with insurance inquiries, billing, and any other questions that arise during your journey toward surgery. Stacy enjoys keeping up with her kids and is learning to love running.