Meet Our Weight Loss Surgery Team

Our Bariatric Surgery Specialists

Winchester Hospital’s multidisciplinary weight loss surgery team includes a group of leading bariatric surgeons along with caring and experienced nurses and other surgical weight loss professionals.

Darius Ameri, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Darius Ameri, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Medical Director

  • Medical School: University of Tehran School of Medicine
  • Internship: Sacred Heart Hospital
  • Residency: Brooklyn Hospital, Downstate Medical Center
  • Fellow: American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, American College of Surgeons
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Tufts Medical School

Victor Kim, MD

Victor Kim, MD
Weight Loss Surgeon

  • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Residency: Lahey Clinic
  • Fellowship: Lahey Clinic
  • Clinical Associate in Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine

Jacqueline Paolino, MD

Jacqueline Paolino, MD
Weight Loss Surgeon

  • Medical Degree: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Residency: Tufts Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
  • Clinical Associate in Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine

Hany Takla, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Hany Takla, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Weight Loss Surgeon

  • Medical School: Cairo University Medical School
  • Internships: Cairo University Hospitals, University of Washington
  • Residencies: Cairo University Hospitals, University of Washington, University of Massachusetts
  • Fellowship: University of Arizona
  • Fellow: American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, American College of Surgeons

Catherine Cline, DNP, FNP–C

Catherine Cline, DNP, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner

  • Nursing Degree: University of New Hampshire School of Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing Degree: University of Massachusetts
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree: University of Massachusetts
  • Member, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Melissa Beaudry, LPN

Melissa Beaudry, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse

  • LPN Degree: Greater Lowell Technical School
  • 13 years experience caring for patients at Winchester Hospital

Jeanne Hein

Jeanne Hein
Medical Secretary


Joanne Santana

Joanne Santana
Administrative Assistant