Steward Centers for Weight ControlWeight Loss CentersOur Weight Loss CentersSt. Elizabeth's

Our Team

The multidisciplinary team at St. Elizabeth's works closely with each other and with patients, educating and helping them decide which surgical weight loss option is best for them. Our team is led by two highly respected surgeons, a primary care physician, experienced nurse coordinators, nutritionists, physical therapists, psychiatrists and psychologists. We are all deeply committed to making your experience at the Center for Weight Control as successful as possible.

Dr. Nicole Pecquex, M.D Nicole Pecquex, MD

Nicole Pecquex, MD, is a board-certified surgeon and the director of bariatric surgery at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. She has completed an advanced laparoscopic fellowship training and has performed more than 500 gastric bypass and LAP-BAND surgery procedures combined. Pecquex has been a member of St. Elizabeth's surgical staff since 2004.

Dr. Anthony McCluney Anthony L. McCluney, MD

Anthony McCluney, MD, is a board-certified surgeon and the assistant director of bariatric surgery at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. He has completed advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery training.  McCluney earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Stephen M. Vandor, MD Stephen Vandor, MD

Stephen Vandor, MD, is the medical director for the St. Elizabeth’s Center for Weight Control and serves as a primary care physician in the Steward® Medical Group, Newton Internal Medicine practice. He is board certified in internal medicine and earned his medical degree at Michigan State University.  Vandor is each patient’s partner in helping them reach and maintain their weight loss goals. 

 Susan O'RourkeSusan O'Rourke

Susan O'Rourke is the center's office and insurance coordinator and is there on the phone and during check-in and check-out for each of our patients. O'Rourke has been with the center for seven years and is each patient's resource for administrative and appointment needs.

Susan O'Rourke

Jennifer Heinen, MS, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian

Jennifer Heinen received her master's degree in nutrition at Boston University. She gained an interest in weight loss surgery during a practicum at the MGH Weight Center, where she developed her knowledge of bariatric nutrition principles and counseling. Prior to working at Steward Medical Group, she was a clinical dietitian at Beverly Hospital, where she also completed her dietetic internship. Heinen has a passion for educating and motivating her patients, and enjoys observing the positive impact that results from healthy lifestyle changes.   

Susan O'Rourke

Megan McMurray, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Megan McMurray, NP, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. She completed her baccalaureate degree in health sciences and master's degree in family practice nursing at Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts. McMurray developed a keen passion and interest in working with weight loss surgery patients during an internship at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is dedicated to helping her patients achieve long-term success and is committed to providing individualized patient care. In her free time she enjoys staying active, cooking and exploring Boston.

Susan O'RourkeYasmine Bruce, Medical Secretary

Yasmine Bruce is a graduate of Everest Institute with a certificate in medical administrative assisting. Bruce is no stranger to patient satisfaction since she has been in the business of helping others for over 10 years. She is in the office everyday to help you with any issues that may arise before, during, and after your weight loss journey.


Susan O'Rourke Valerie Ligunya, Medical Secretary


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