Office Staff


Bonnie Smolen, Marketing Director

Bonnie Smolen joined the practice in 2011. A marketing communications and content specialist, Bonnie is charged with handling New Jersey Bariatric Center’s® patient and physician outreach, including our Patient Ambassador program, CME programming, patient events, the New Jersey Bariatric Center® website and social media and marketing efforts. Bonnie has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a dual major in English and journalism, and worked for many years as a writer and editor for daily newspapers and national magazines before moving to the marketing communications arena.


Carmen Pagan, Office Supervisor

Carmen joined the staff of New Jersey Bariatric Center® in 2011 as a medical assistant after a long career in hospitality management. She was promoted to office supervisor in 2014, and supervises our team of medical assistants, reception and insurance staff. Carmen has a strong knowledge of the clinical aspects of bariatric and general surgery procedures, as well as a deep commitment to patient satisfaction and customer service. Carmen holds an associate’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and earned her medical assistant certificate in 2010.