A CU Medicine provider.
My career goals are to improve the care of patients with obesity and to help my fellow physicians improve their care of patients with obesity. I strive to be a good listener and to show empathy for patients struggling with their weight. I do my best to explain to my patients the science of body weight regulation to help them understand why long-term control of weight can be a challenge.
My two daughters, physical fitness, science and public policy
Qualifications and experience
- Food, Nutrition and Metabolism, Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Nutrition, Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Weight Loss Surgery, Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Weight Loss and Dieting, Internal Medicine, Obesity Medicine, Pharmacotherapy for Weight Loss, Surgery, Surgery - Long Term Care after Bariatric Surgery, Surgery - Weight Loss Surgery
- Languages spoken
University of Pennsylvania Program (2000)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1999)
University of Pennsylvania Health System Program (2002)
Middlebury College (VT) (1994)
University of Pennsylvania (2004)
- Clinical interest for patients
I am interested in helping patients lose weight, particularly those with conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, and arthritis. I can prescribe individualized diet therapy and I will consider weight loss medications for selected patients. I also can care for patients that have had bariatric surgery.
- Research interest for patients
I am interested in the intersection of weight management and primary care medical practice.
- Volunteer activities
I have been very involved in medical professional societies throughout my career. I have taught in the board review course for The Obesity Society since 2014, including as the course director for 5 years. I regularly do peer review for medical journals, and I teach medical students and residents about the management of obesity.
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