Meet Our Surgeons

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Ng, a Raleigh native, received his undergraduate degree from Davidson College.   He attended medical school and surgical residency at the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, where he also completed specialty post-graduate training in laparoscopic bariatric surgery.

Dr. Ng is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and  a Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. His areas of special interest include bariatric surgery, advanced laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery, single incision/hidden scar surgery, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, and laparoscopic hernia repair.

Dr. Ng is an expert in Minimally Invasive Surgery and serves a national preceptor teaching techniques in single incision and hidden scar laparoscopic surgery.

Lindsey S. Sharp, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Sharp, a Virginia native, earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University. He  completed his medical degree and surgical training at Emory University in Atlanta and returned to Duke for a fellowship in bariatric and advanced minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Sharp is the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery services at Rex Healthcare and he is excited to further expand the Excellence in Bariatric care at Rex Hospital.

Dr. Sharp is certified by the American Board of Surgery, Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.  He has performed research on various topics including outcomes of weight loss surgery, exercise physiology, and renal failure.

Dustin M. Bermudez, MD, FACS
Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Bermudez, a native of Massachusetts, earned his undergraduate degree at Tufts University. He earned his medical degree at the Stanford School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Bermudez completed his general surgical residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He then pursued a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at East Carolina University and the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.

Dr. Bermudez is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and is also a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric surgery as well as the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Bermudez has published several papers and presented at national meetings on the topics of wound healing and bariatric surgery.


Meet Our Clinical and Administrative Professionals

In addition to Drs. Ng, Sharp and Bermudez, Rex Surgical Specialists offers an entire team of clinical and administrative professionals to help you through your weight loss journey. Meet the rest of our bariatric surgery care team.


Pam Lanning; Mary Hutchison, RD; Jennifer Hunt, RD; Cheryl Huang, PA-C; Krista Herrell, RN; Tricia Burns, PA-C; Lindsey Morrell; Colleen Owens, RN; Callie Silver, RN

Tricia Burns, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Tricia Burns, P.A.-C. received her undergraduate degree from The College of St. Rose in Albany, NY before completing the Physician Assistant Graduate Program with a surgical focus at Cornell University Weill Medical College in New York. Ms. Burns is an experienced physician assistant with experience in bariatric surgery, plastic surgery and neurosurgery.


Cheryl Huang, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Cheryl Huang, P.A.-C. received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. She received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. She has worked at Rex since 2012.


Mary Gray Hutchison, M.P.H., R.D., L.D.N.
Nutrition Services

Mary Gray Hutchison, M.P.H., R.D., L.D.N. is a graduate of NC State University with an advanced degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been providing nutrition therapy and education in the Raleigh area since 2008. She has been working with weight loss surgery patients for most of her career. She has a passion for facilitating group classes, grocery store tours and cooking demonstrations.


huntJennifer Hunt, R.D., L.D.N.
Nutrition Services

Jennifer Hunt, R.D., L.D.N. is a graduate of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics from Texas Christian University. She has worked in a private practice for over 3 years specializing in bariatric nutrition, weight loss/management but also has experience working with individuals with GI disorders, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and food intolerances. As the newest member of the Bariatric Team, Jennifer takes a whole foods approach to nutrition counseling and strives to make nutrient dense meals budget friendly and easy to prepare.


Dana Eiesland, R.D., L.D.N.
Nutrition Services

Dana Eiesland, R.D., L.D.N. is a graduate of the University of North Florida with a background in health coaching. She has been providing nutrition counseling to bariatric patients since 2010. She has an interest in nutrition coaching, emotional eating and helping individuals find a balance in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She has previously worked at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL as well as Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Krista Herrell, R.N., B.S.N.
Bariatric Coordinator

Krista Herrell, R.N., B.S.N. works with patients from their initial consultation, through surgery and beyond to make sure that patients have the resources and support needed for successful weight loss.


JeanieStasko_personal_trainerJeanie Stasko
Health Educator, Rex Wellness Centers

Jeanie Stasko Health Educator graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science and is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer. She is exceptionally passionate about helping others reach their health and wellness objectives. She was happy to join Rex Healthcare in 2008 as a Wellness Coordinator at Rex Wellness Center of Cary.