Physicians and Staff

Physicians and Staff

Kevin Huguet, MD
Medical Director, St. Anthony's Hospital

Dr. Huguet was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. His undergraduate studies were completed at Florida State University in 1995. He received his Master's of Public Health at the University of South Florida College of Public Health in 1997 in Infectious disease and Immunology. He received his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 2001, where he graduated in the top 10% of his class and received the prestigious membership to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. His internship and residency in general surgery were served at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and completed in 2006. In addition, Dr. Huguet completed a post-graduate fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in 2007. His fellowship training included advanced laparoscopic surgery techniques such as bariatric surgery. Dr. Huguet is a Board Certified General Surgeon specializing in Minimally Invasive (Laparoscopic) Surgery.

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Tiffany Jessee, DO, FACOS
Medical Director, Carillon Surgery Center

Dr. Jessee is one of the few fellowship-trained Bariatric Surgeons in the state of Florida. This means that she has received additional highly specialized training in bariatric surgery. She is also a Board Certified General Surgeon. Dr. Jessee is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and holds the designation of Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. She received her medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in her native state of West Virginia. She completed her general surgery residency training at Sun Coast Hospital in Largo, Florida. She then traveled to Coral Gables, Florida where she completed a one-year fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopy and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Jessee has been performing Bariatric surgery since 2002, and currently devotes her Bariatric practice to Adjustable Gastric Banding and Sleeve Gastrectomy. She is also one of the few surgeons in the area who place both Lap-Band® and Realize® gastric banding systems.

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Fran Russell, RN
Bariatric Program Manager

Fran Russell, a registered nurse, is the manager of the Bariatric Program at St. Anthony's Hospital. She can be found in her office at St. Anthony's Hospital or around the corner in the LifeHelp department. Her primary goal is to help bariatric patients navigate through the program and make available to them the resources to be successful in their journey.