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Karen Flanders, FNP, AANP, CBN, NP-C, MSN

Karen Flanders is a bariatric coordinator/nurse practitioner at Winchester Hospital involved with the perioperative care of the bariatric surgery patient. Her experience includes more than 12 years of preoperative, perioperative and postoperative care in the outpatient setting. She is actively involved with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, including membership on several committees: Abstract Committee, Clinical Issues and Guidelines Committee. She is also the current chairperson of the Integrated Health section of the Professional Education Committee, as well as previous chair of the postgraduate committee, course director, and course presenter. She is involved with the education committee of the Obesity Action Coalition. Currently she is in the process of editing the chapter on Nutrition for Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, 10th edition. She holds certification as a Bariatric Nurse.