Obesity is a disease, yet there is still so much discrimination around it. It takes a lot of courage for our patients to ask for help and trust us. I feel fortunate to be a part of their journey from start to finish.” Read BioKerri received her nursing degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has worked in the field of Bariatrics for over 13 years. As the center’s program coordinator, she uses her clinical, personal and administrative skills to help grow a strong program at Emerson. She has also been a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for over 10 years.