About the Provider

Carmela Pontillo is the bariatric program manager at Overlake Hospital. She received her Master’s degree in Nursing from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She first became involved in bariatric surgery in 2005 as a Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist when she assisted in the development and launch of a new comprehensive bariatric surgery program. In 2008, she became one of the first nurses in Washington State to be certified by American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) as a Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN). She is committed to the ongoing education and certification of bariatric nurses. Carmela Pontillo is a member of the CBN Examination Development Subcommittee. She has also participated in the CBN Practice Analysis Advisory Committee and Item Writing Committee. Carmela Pontillo has been a long-standing member of the ASMBS Washington State Chapter and has served as the committee’s Integrated Health Chair.
In her role as program manager, her primary focus is to provide patients with a high quality program and superior patient experience. She considers it a great privilege to serve and share in the patient’s journey towards health and improved quality of life.


Bellevue, WA USA