JJ Rodriguez, MS MBA
  • Manager
  • Houston Methodist
  • Houston, TX United States


I currently serve as the Operations Manager at Houston Methodist Hospital Center for Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery. My career journey began as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist, where I dedicated seven years to working directly with weight loss and bariatric patients. During my time in patient care, I helped establish bariatric exercise guidelines for the system. We provided team and patient education on exercise recommendations, which included a series of over 20 classes simplifying exercise. A significant aspect of our efforts involved developing strategies for effectively communicating exercise concepts to bariatric patients using motivational interviewing techniques. Today, Houston Methodist has three exercise professionals, all trained in the frameworks and classes established during my tenure. Transitioning from direct patient care, I remain deeply passionate about innovating healthcare practices to engage, educate, and enhance patient care experiences.