I am happy to take care of any patient that wants to manage their weight and their health and is willing to make an investment of time and effort. I am flexible and I will work with patients’ dietary preferences and needs.
Family, tennis, health care reform
Qualifications and experience
- Food, Nutrition and Metabolism, Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Nutrition, Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Obesity, Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Weight Loss Surgery, Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Weight Loss and Dieting, Internal Medicine, 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 am a very active participant in the scientific and clinical enterprises. I am active in the leadership of the Society of General Internal Medicine, The Obesity Society, and the American College of Physicians. I serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. I have served on a study section for the National Insitutes of Health.