Our Weight Loss Professionals



 Dr. Deborah L. Neiman, medical director


Step Ahead Wellness Center weight loss clinic was started over 15 years ago by diet doctor, Dr. Neiman.  She believes that we can help you find the right approach to weight loss and make lifestyle changes to help you lead a healthy and fulfilling life.   Dr. Neiman has been active in her local community and professional organizations to promote her weight loss approach to achieve a healthier and happier you!  She has been nominated as a Top Doctor by Castle and Connolly since 1997.  Dr. Neiman received her BS at Barnard College, Columbia University and her MD degree at New York Medical College. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is associated with many of the Bariatric and Obesity Societies.

Corinne chou, MSN, NP-C Corinne

Corinne Chou is a certified Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner.  She earned her Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University in Public Health and later a  Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Seton Hall University.  She spent over a decade at the bedside in medical-surgical, step down, and critical care units of the hospital.  After obtaining her Masters of Science in Nursing from Rutgers University, School of Nursing, she joined Dr. Neiman at Affiliates in Internal Medicine and soon after on the Step Ahead Wellness team.  Corinne was a member of the Obesity Medical Association and completed the Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine at Harvard University.

Lauren udall, Registered dietitian     


Lauren Udall is the Registered Dietitian at Step Ahead Wellness Center where she provides personalized nutrition counseling to men and women seeking weight loss and healthy lifestyle modification.  Prior to working at Step Ahead, Lauren worked at Alliance Weight Center at Morristown Medical Center specializing on weight loss through education and behavior change.  Prior to that, Lauren worked at St. Barnabas Hospital and St. Joseph's Medical Center, where her focus was pediatrics.  Lauren graduated from Bucknell University and completed her post-graduate dietetic internship program at Utah State University.