Meet Our Bariatric Weight Loss Team
Dr. Wanda Kaniewski, MD
Bariatric Surgeon, Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery
Dr. Kaniewski completed her general surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C., and her Laparoscopic Surgery Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Dr. Kaniewski has been performing laparoscopic weight loss surgery for 15 years and is the Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program. MISH is a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Comprehensive Accredited Center.
Dr. Paramjeet Sabharwal, MD
Bariatric Surgeon, Surgery Division Chairman
Dr. Sabharwal performed his general surgery residency at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD and at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C. Dr. Sabharwal has been performing laparoscopic weight loss surgery for 15 years and is the Surgery Division Chair at MISH. The hospital’s weight loss surgery program is a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).
Rebecca Bennett, MPH, RD, LD
Rebecca received her bachelor's degree in dietetics from Kansas State University and Masters of Public Health from the University of Kansas Medical Center. She enjoys helping people eat well and utilizes a wide variety of techniques for weight loss including portion control, meal planning, and meal replacements. She specializes in motivational interviewing, nutrition counseling, goal setting, meal plan creation and special diet needs. Rebecca works to improve the overall health of patients through improved eating habits that correlate with existing medical conditions and diet changes for prevention of disease.
Dr. Shadrach Smith, MD
Dr. Smith is board-certified in obesity and internal medicine. He graduated from the University of Kansas and the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Medical College. Being one of the leading physicians in the field of obesity, Dr. Smith's approach to weight loss medicine is rather unique. He treats obesity as a symptom of possible metabolic, emotional and/or environmental conditions. His individualized patient plan of care has proven successful by helping patients understand and control the chronic condition that directly results in obesity.