FELLOW SPOTLIGHT

Anthony Millard, MD

Fellowship: Boston University Medical Center
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

"Several years ago, I decided to attend medical school with the goal to make a positive impact in my patient's lives and after four years of school and three years of internal medicine residency, I believe this is the field in which I can most effectively do that. It is a rapidly developing area of medicine, ripe with clinical and research opportunities, where early entrants in the field can help shape its growth."

Katherine Saunders, MD

Fellowship: Weill Cornell Medical College
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York

"Obesity Medicine is an exciting new field of medicine that is challenging, rewarding and rapidly evolving. I highly recommend doing a fellowship and choosing a career in weight management."

Pornpoj Pramyothin, MD

Fellowship: Boston University Medical Center
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine at Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok Thailand

Pompoj Pramyothin Bio Picture"I felt very well prepared after completing the obesity medicine fellowship at Boston University for both with clinical practice and research. It was an invaluable experience."

Katherine Duncan, MD

Fellowship: University of Texas McGovern Medical School
Current Position: Obesity Medicine Physician at Abrazo Medical Group, Phoenix, AZ

Katherine Duncan Bio Picture"Fellowship gave me the education and clinical experience I needed to be able to provide the best possible treatment for patients with obesity. It has also distinguished me from primary care physicians who practice medical weight loss and physicians with only ABOM certification."

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD

Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
Current Position: Obesity Medicine Physician Scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School

"Fellowship training gives you a higher level of expertise in obesity medicine. I would recommend it highly for those who are looking to distinguish themselves as experts in the field."

Current and Former Obesity Medicine Fellows

Merritt Adams

Fellowship Training Institution: Wake Forest Baptist Health
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Obesity Medicine
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Obesity Medicine Physician, Wake Forest Weight Management Center

mmocock@wakehealth.edu

Nupur Aggarwal

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification: 
Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: No
Current Position & Employer: Primary Care Physician, Baystate Medical Practices Wilbraham Adult Medicine

Nadia Ahmad

Fellowship Training Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, Obesity Medicine and Nutrition
Primary Board Certification:               
Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer:

Nasreen Alfaris

Fellowship Training Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, Obesity Medicine and Nutrition
Primary Board Certification:               

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: No
Current Position & Employer:

Caroline Andrew

Fellowship Training Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine, Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:               

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: No
Current Position & Employer:

Christopher Anzeveno

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:               
Secondary Board Certification:         
ABOM Diplomate: No
Current Position & Employer:

Sarah Barenbaum

Fellowship Training Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine, Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate:
Current Position & Employer: Fellow

Kendra Boell

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:              
Secondary Board Certification:         
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer:

Nicole Bressler

Nicole Bressler Bio PictureFellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification:         
ABOM Diplomate: No
Current Position & Employer: Physician, Nutrition and Weight Management, Geisinger Medical Center
njbressler@geisinger.edu

Scott Butsch

Fellowship Training Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Obesity Medicine and Nutrition
Primary Board Certification:  

Secondary Board Certification:         
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Obesity Medicine Specialist, Cleveland Clinic

Michelle Cao

Fellowship Training Institution: University of Texas McGovern Medical School
Primary Board Certification:
Family Medicine
ABOM Diplomate:
Current Position & Employer: Fellow

Fatima Cody Stanford

Fellowship Training Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, Obesity Medicine and Nutrition
Primary Board Certification:
Pediatrics
Secondary Board Certification: Internal medicine
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Obesity Medicine Physician Scientist, Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
fstanford@mgh.harvard.edu

Katherine Duncan

Katherine Duncan Bio PictureFellowship Training Institution: University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston, Clinical Obesity Medicine & Metabolism
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Obesity Medicine
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Obesity Medicine Physician, Abrazo Medical Group

Noha Eltawil

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:               

Secondary Board Certification:         
ABOM Diplomate: No
Current Position & Employer:

Tatiana Figueredo

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer:

Jennifer Franceschelli-Hosterman

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Pediatrics
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Program Director, Obesity & Nutrition Fellowship Program at Geisinger Medical Center

Samar Hafida

Fellowship Training Institution: Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center, Obesity Medicine and Nutrition
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: No
Current Position & Employer: Staff Physician Assistant Medical Director, Global Education and Care; Weight Management and Clinical Nutrition Specialist-Joslin Diabetes Center; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

David Hanna

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: No
Current Position & Employer:

Anjali Hooda

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: No
Current Position & Employer:

Mustafa Huseini

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: No
Current Position & Employer:           

Tony Huyhn

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: No
Current Position & Employer:

Leon Igel

Fellowship Training Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine, Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Fellowship Program Director, Weill Cornell Medicine; Attending Endocrinologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center; Director, Comprehensive Weight Control Center (West)

Fatima Imtiaz

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer:

Marionette Jayaprakash

Fellowship Training Institution: Wake Forest Baptist Health
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate:
Current Position & Employer: Fellow

Veronica Johnson

Fellowship Training Institution: University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston, Clinical Obesity Medicine & Metabolism
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate:
Current Position & Employer:

Sree Sidhura Kolli

Fellowship Training Institution: New York University Langone Health
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate:
Current Position & Employer: Fellow

Rekha Kumar

Fellowship Training Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine, Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Endocrinologist/Obesity Medicine Specialist, Weill Cornell Medicine

Marine Lipartia

Fellowship Training Institution: Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center, Obesity Medicine and Nutrition
Primary Board Certification: 
Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Obesity Medicine
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Fellow

Holly Lofton

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Obesity Medicine
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Assistant Professor of Surgery and Medicine; Director Medical Weight Management Program; Fellowship Director, Clinical Obesity Medicine Fellowship; Clinical and Education lead, Comprehensive Program for Obesity, NYU Langone Health
hollylofton@gmail.com

Katayoun Lotfi

Fellowship Training Institution: Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center, Obesity Medicine and Nutrition; Stanford Medical Center (Endocrine Fellowship) Stanford, CA
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Endocrine
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Medical director of Weight management and metabolic health clinic.
katayounl@hotmail.com

Sriram Machineni

Fellowship Training Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, Obesity Medicine and Nutrition
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer:

Sonali Malhotra

Sonali Malhotra Bio PictureFellowship Training Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Obesity Medicine and Nutrition; Pediatric Endocrinology, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
Primary Board Certification: 
Pediatrics
Secondary Board Certification: Pediatric endocrinology
ABOM Diplomate: No
Current Position & Employer: Instructor, Harvard Medical School; Attending in the division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Assistant in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
smalhotra1@mgh.harvard.edu

Sagar Mehta

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer:

Tony Millard

Anthony Millard Bio PictureFellowship Training Institution: Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center, Obesity Medicine and Nutrition
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Obesity Medicine Physician, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Anila Mustafa

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:
Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: No
Current Position & Employer:

Nadia Pietrzykowska

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: President and Medical Director of Weight & Life MD in Ewing, NJ

John Pineda

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification: 
Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: No
Current Position & Employer:

Zhanna Pogrebnaya

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: No
Current Position & Employer:

Ava Port

Fellowship Training Institution: Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center, Obesity Medicine and Nutrition
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: No
Current Position & Employer:

Pornpoj Pramyothin

Pompoj Pramyothin Bio PictureFellowship Training Institution: Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center, Obesity Medicine and Nutrition; Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, Boston University
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
ABOM Diplomate: No
Current Position & Employer: Assistant Professor, Division of Nutrition, Dept. of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
pornpoj.pra@mahidol.edu

Wesley Prichard

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification: 

Secondary Board Certification: 
ABOM Diplomate: No
Current Position & Employer:

Vladimir Proudan

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Obesity Medicine and Physician Nutrition Specialist
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Metabolic Medicine Center, Morristown, NJ
viproudan5@gmail.com

Ilana Redmond

Fellowship Training Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine, Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate:
Current Position & Employer: Fellow

Bethany Restemayer

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:
Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: No
Current Position & Employer:

Katherine Saunders

Fellowship Training Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine, Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Obesity Medicine
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

kph2001@med.cornell.edu

Sujatha Seetharaman

Fellowship Training Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, Obesity Medicine and Nutrition
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate:
Current Position & Employer: fellow

Omar Shamsi

Omar Shamsi Bio PictureFellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Obesity Medicine
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Medical Director for bariatric and weight management center for Edward Health Ventures, Edward-Elmhurst Hospital System in Illinois.

shshamsi@yahoo.com

Juliana Simonetti

Fellowship Training Institution: Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center, Obesity Medicine and Nutrition
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer:Director of Bariatric Medicine Program; Assistant Professor:  University of Utah Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes

Asritha Srireddy

Fellowship Training Institution: University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston, Clinical Obesity Medicine & Metabolism
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer:

Gitanjali Srivastava

Fellowship Training Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, Obesity Medicine and Nutrition
Primary Board Certification:
Med-Peds
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Program Director, Obesity Medicine Fellowship Program; Associate Professor, Medicine, Pediatrics, & Surgery; Medical Director, Vanderbilt Obesity Medicine; Co-Director, Vanderbilt Weight Loss Center

Christopher Still

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Fellowship Program Director, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA

Beverly Tchang

Fellowship Training Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine, Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification: 
Internal Medicine 
Secondary Board Certification: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

Devika Umashanker

Fellowship Training Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine, Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer:

Alberto Unzueta

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: No
Current Position & Employer:

Lisa Usdan

Lisa Usdan Bio PictureFellowship Training Institution: Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center, Obesity Medicine and Nutrition
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
ABOM Diplomate: No
Current Position & Employer: Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Division of Endocrinology; University of Tennessee Methodist Physicians Multi Specialty Practice, Memphis, TN and CNS Healthcare, Memphis, TN

Amanda Velazquez

Fellowship Training Institution: Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center, Obesity Medicine and Nutrition
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Obesity Medicine
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Bariatric Medicine Physician at West LA Comprehensive Bariatric Center and Primary Care Physician at Southern California Kaiser Permanente

amanda.velazquez@kp.org

Dong Wook Kim

Fellowship Training Institution: Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center, Obesity Medicine and Nutrition
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Program Director, Obesity Medicine and Nutrition Fellowship at Boston Medical Center

Virginia Wray

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer:

Kajal Zalavadia

Kajal Zalavadia Bio PictureFellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Obesity Medicine
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Obesity Medicine Specialist WakeMed Bariatric Specialists of North Carolina

kzalava@gmail.com

Fahad Zubair

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: