Meet the NewStart Highly Qualified Clinical Staff

Kris Martin, RN, CBN


Kristien Martin received her Diploma Nursing Degree from Missouri Baptist School of Nursing in 1987. Kris has a 30 year history of nursing experience in many specialty fields, such as Case Management, Intensive Care, Cardiovascular, Medical and Surgical nursing. She started at St. Alexius NewStart in 2013 as the Clinical Bariatric Nurse. In 2015, she achieved her certification from The American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. Since then proceeded to become the Program Coordinator in 2016. Kris is married, has two children, and native to St. Peters. She enjoys working with patients, staff, and the hospital to help facilitate the programs services and provide high quality care.

Kris Martin, RN, CBN

To reach a NewStart nurse, call 1-800-245-1431 or 314-338-7970.

Liliana Meyer, MMS, PA-C


Liliana Meyer has been a board certified physician assistant since 2008. She received her Bachelor of Science in physiological sciences from the University of Arizona in 2003. In 2008, she graduated from Midwestern University in Illinois with a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She is a native of St. Charles, MO and is married with 3 children.

She has a special interest in bariatric surgery and completed her capstone research project on the topic during her graduate school training. Additionally, Liliana brings to the NewStart program 5 years of previous experience working as a physician assistant in the practice of bariatric surgery. She loves this field because “While there can be some difficult challenges along the journey, there are so many exciting and happy visits with our patients.  It is wonderful to see the smiles on their faces and the amazing positive ways the surgery can impact their lives.”

Liliana, MMS, PA-C