Catherine M Tuppo, PT MS FASMBS-IH
  • Coordinator, Manager
  • Stony Brook Medicine
  • Blue Point, NY United States

Biography

Program Coordinator, Manager for Stony Brook Medicine Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center, Stony Brook, NYMs. Tuppo serves as the program coordinator and manager for Stony Brook Medicine’s Bariatric Surgery Program. In this role, she is responsible for program oversight and development, patient and staff education, marketing, community outreach, and assuring MBSAQIP accreditation standards’ compliance. As a physical therapist Ms. Tuppo provides exercise and activity education and exercise assessments for patients involved in the bariatric surgery program. In addition, she developed and co-leads a yoga and meditation group for Stony Brook’s Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center working closely with the team’s psychologist. She is actively involved in research initiatives, and the education of health care professionals, presenting at local, State and National conferences. Ms. Tuppo is a member of the ASMBS IH Professional Education Committee, IH Multidisciplinary Care Committee, IH Nominating Committee, and is the ASMBS NYS Chapter IH Chair. She is an IH Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.Ms. Tuppo received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College. She completed her Master of Science in Allied Health with a research specialty from Stony Brook University. Ms. Tuppo is certified lymphedema therapist, and a certified yoga instructor, and an Advanced Reiki Practitioner.