Professional Team Members
Andrew Kramer, DO, FACOS, Surgeon
Dr. Andrew Kramer received his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1987 and completed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Stratford, New Jersey. He incorporated bariatric surgery into his practice in Lebanon, Va., in 2000 and has since performed more than 1,200 bariatric surgeries. He also has personal experience as a bariatric patient, having undergone a laparoscopic gastric bypass in 2004. Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery in General Surgery and a fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, he is a physician at Surgical Associates of Kingsport and serves as the bariatric program medical director for the Comprehensive Weight Management Center at Holston Valley. He is recognized by ASMBS as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence surgeon. Dr. Kramer was a founding member of the Virginia Bariatric Society and is also a member of the Tennessee Bariatric Society.
Mark Kadowaki, MD, FACS, Surgeon
Dr. Mark Kadowaki received his medical degree from University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine in 1986 and completed his residency at University of Chicago Hospitals in 1992. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr Kadowaki is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. He is also an instructor and course director for advanced trauma life support. Prior to joining Surgical Associates of Kingsport as a general and bariatric surgeon, he worked in Hawaii, Indiana and Illinois.
Robin McMillan, BSN, RN, MS, MSN, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner
Robin McMillan received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., and a master of science in nursing as a family nurse practitioner at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She also completed a master’s degree in healthcare risk management at Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, Ill. She is licensed in the state of Tennessee as a registered nurse and advanced practice nurse with certificate and is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a family nurse practitioner. McMillan has devoted her practice to care and education of bariatric surgery patients since 2004. She serves as the bariatric program coordinator at Holston Valley’s Comprehensive Weight Management Center, overseeing program development, patient education and clinical issues. McMillan is a member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery and the Tennessee Bariatric Society.
Laura McGee, MSRD, LDN, Dietitian
Laura McGee received a bachelor’s degree in biology and later went on to complete her master of science in human nutrition from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. She completed her dietetic internship in various clinical, community and management settings in Rock Hill. McGee has been a registered dietitian, licensed in the state of Tennessee, and a member of the American Dietetic Association since 2001. She has worked as a clinical dietitian at Holston Valley since 2001 and transitioned to join the team at the Comprehensive Weight Management Center in 2008.