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Our Team

Inova Weight Loss Services is proud of its team of expert professionals, each ready to accompany you through your weight loss experience from beginning to end.

Whether you are having weight loss surgery or hope to lose excess weight through our Medical Weight Loss Program, we can answer all your questions. Our multidisciplinary approach provides the support and assistance you will need, from preparation through follow-up and ongoing lifestyle changes.

Inova's bariatric surgeons are widely recognized, board certified and highly experienced. This group of specialists performs the largest number of bariatric surgeries in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, metro area. To date they have performed more than 7,000 surgeries.



Hear from our medical director, Dr. Amir Moazzez
& weight loss physician, Dr. Kajal Zalavadia




Bariatric surgeons



Weight loss physician

Kajal Zalavadia, MD Kajal Zalavadia, MD 


Administrative staff

Nancy Golden 
Nancy Golden
Senior Administrative Coordinator
703-391-3783
nancy.golden@inova.org


Clinical staff

Carmen Spencer, RN, CCRN 
Carmen Spencer, RN, CCRN
Patient Navigator
703-391-3781
carmen.spencer@inova.org


Dietitians

Laura Royfe, MS, RD 
Laura Royfe, MS, RD
Nutrition Educator
703-391-4984
laura.royfe@inova.org
Karen Via, MS,  RD 
Karen P. Via, MS, RD
Nutrition Educator
703-391-4963
karen.via@inova.org


Counselors

Jacqueline Jacobson, LPC
Jacqueline Jacobson, LPC
Weight Loss Counselor
703-391-3783
jacqueline.jacobson@inova.org