Meet the Health Care Team

Dr. Katherine LamondKatherine Lamond, M.D., M.S., FACS, medical director and assistant professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Lamond specializes in laparoscopic bariatric surgery, performing adjustable gastric banding, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. She is also a surgeon with JHCP General Surgery at Foxhall, where she practices general surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery. Learn more at

Harpeet GuralHarpreet Gujral, M.S.N., R.N., FNP-BC, program director

Harpreet is a nurse practitioner with over 17 years of experience in obesity weight management. Her interests include health coaching and integrating mind-body and holistic approaches to help others achieve a better sense of wellbeing.

Shannon Hurst

Shannon Hurst, bariatric scheduling coordinator

Shannon coordinates the surgical calendar for the practice, facilitates the multidisciplinary work-ups and handles patient correspondence. She provides financial and insurance counseling and assists in the scheduling of appointments and procedures.

Jodie HofacreJodie Hofacre, R.D., L.D., outpatient dietitian

Jodie evaluates each individual’s dietary habits and nutritional needs. She offers nutrition education to help each patient develop healthy eating habits and understand post-weight loss surgery dietary restrictions for long term success.

Bulsby DuncanBulsby (Buzz) Duncan, personal trainer

Buzz works closely with patients through their entire weight loss experience, offering a personalized approach to physical activity based on the individual’s preferences, habits and restrictions throughout the continuum of surgery. He provides support and motivation as he assists patients to increase physical movement.

Dr. Richard OgdenRichard L. Ogden, Ph.D., clinical psychologist

Dr. Ogden is on the medical staff at Sibley where he works on the inpatient unit, as well as at the Center. He specializes in bariatric surgery evaluation and treatment of patients with weight-related and anxiety disorders. He is an assistant clinical professor of clinical psychology at George Washington University.

Sharon CooperSharon C. Cooper, Ph.D., psychologist, personal and professional coach

Dr. Cooper’s clinical interests include bariatric surgery evaluation and treatment, weight management, self-esteem, anxiety and depressive disorders and addictive behavior.  She helps couples negotiate and reconcile the changes that occur with physical modifications.

Please fill out our contact us form or you can call us at 202-370-6565 to learn more about how Sibley Memorial Hospital can help you today.

About Sibley Weight Loss

Our weight loss surgery center at Sibley is different from most others. Here at Sibley we offer a “one-stop shop” where patients can have nearly all of their pre- and post-operative care in a convenient and compassionate setting. We realize the weight loss surgery process can be confusing, so we work closely with our patients to ensure safe and successful outcomes.

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