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


Monday: All day
Tuesday: All day
Wednesday: All day
Thursday: All day
Friday: All day
Saturday: All day
Sunday: All day

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)

Medical School
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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