FELLOW SPOTLIGHT

Beverly Tchang, MD

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

"I loved that the Weill Cornell Obesity Medicine Fellowship gave me a full clinical immersion experience. Learning from the experts and treating this patient population everyday allowed me to become adept at counseling patients on different diets and at prescribing various pharmacotherapy regimens."

Holly Lofton, MD

Fellowship: Geisinger Medical Center
Current Position: Director, NYU Langone Health Clinical Obesity Medicine Fellowship, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine and Surgery

"This is a field that requires passion and sensitivity. As patients lose and gain weight, one may become frustrated, but we must remember that patients view us as a counselor probably more than a health care provider and look to us to for empathy as well as knowledge. This field is also relatively new, so there are many opportunities for research and innovation.

Juliana Simonetti, MD

Fellowship: Boston University Medical Center
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Director of Obesity Medicine Fellowship Program, University of Utah

"My interest in obesity medicine grew during residency from seeing a large proportion of patients in my primary care clinic as well as in the in-patient services with obesity, and many of the obesity-related comorbid conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, fatty liver, osteoarthritis, etc. I often felt that we were band-aiding their problems, instead of addressing the root cause which was their increase in weight. As a trainee, I felt completely inept in giving dietary advice or offering medical treatments to patients with obesity. There was very limited training on how to counsel patients on lifestyle interventions, and no training in obesity treatment both during medical school and Internal Medicine residency. So I decided that additional training in obesity medicine would be imperative to care for my patient population and did a fellowship in Medical Weight Management and Nutrition at Boston University."

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

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In order of the founding year of the fellowship program:

Geisinger Medical Center

Year Founded: 1995   |   Program Director: Jennifer Hosterman, DO   |   Founding Director: Caroline Apovian, MD

Nupur Aggarwal (2009-10)

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

Christopher Anzeveno (2018-19)

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

Kendra Boell (2004-05)

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:              
Secondary Board Certification:         
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kendra-boell-do-mba-cpe-770a8125/

Nicole Bressler (2017-18)

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

Noha Eltawil (2015-16)

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

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

Kulveer Dabb (2022-23)

Chowdhury Ferdous (2020-21)

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center
Primary Board Certification:
 
Current Position & Employer: Fellow (2020-21)

Tatiana Figueredo (2007-08)

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

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

Jennifer F. Hosterman (2012-13)

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

David Hanna (2018-19)

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 (2009-10)

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 (2010-11)

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 (2006-07)

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

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

Fatima Imtiaz (2014-15)

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

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

Daniel Klein (2019-20)

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

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

Alicia Kovach (2023-24)

Undergrad:
Medical School: 
Residency: 
Primary Board Certification:  
LinkedIn Profile:

Christine (Lee) Hanna (2019-20)

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

Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine

ABOM Diplomate: Yes

Current Position & Employer: Geisinger Medical Center  

Holly Lofton (2007-08)

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

Sagar Mehta (2011-12)

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

Anila Mustafa (2009-10)

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Endocrinology
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Physician, Diabetic & Metabolic Wellness Center, New Braunfels, TX

Danial Nadeem (2022-23)

Nadia Pietrzykowska (2012-13)

John Pineda (2009-10)

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 (2010-11)

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

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

Wesley Prichard (2017-18)

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 (2010-11)

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

Susan Rasul (2021-22)

Residency: Med-Peds
Primary Board Certification: Medicine and Pediatrics
Current Employment: Fellow: 2021-22

Bethany Restemayer (2015-16)

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

Omar Shamsi (2008-09)

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

Ayusa Sinha (2020-21)

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center
Primary Board Certification:
 
Current Position & Employer: 

Darshan Suthar (2019-20)

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center
Primary Board Certification:
 
Current Position & Employer: 

Christopher Still (1995-96)

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

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

Paige Totino (2022-23)

Undergrad: Duquesne University
Med School: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Allegheny Health Network
Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Current Position & Employer: Obesity Medicine Physician, Alleghany Health Network

Alberto Unzueta (2008-09)

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

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

Virginia Wray (2006-07)

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

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

Heba Yusuf (2023-24)

Undergrad (BS): Biology and Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Grad School (MPH): Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School (MD): Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency*: Internal Medicine, HCA Healthcare/USF Morsani College of Medicine, Trinity, FL
*served as Chief Resident
LinkedIn profile:

Kajal Zalavadia (2011-12)

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, Intellihealth/Flyte
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kajal-zalavadia-md/

Fahad Zubair (2016-17)

Fellowship Training Institution: Geisinger Medical Center, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification: 
Internal Medicine
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Obesity Medicine Physician, AHN Comprehensive Weight Management Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital

Year Founded: 2007   |   Program Director: Klara Rosenquist, MD |  Founding Director: Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD  

Nadia Ahmad (2007-10)

Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine   
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Sr. Medical Advisor, Obesity Product Development at Eli Lilly and Company

Jennifer Ahn (2022-23)

Primary board: Family Medicine
Residency: University of Chicago (NorthShore)
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Undergraduate: Emory University
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-ahn-11502679/

Nasreen Alfaris (2015-16)

Primary Board Certification:  Internal Medicine   
Secondary Board Certification: Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes
ABOM Diplomate: No
Current Position & Employer:

Sree Bodepudi (2023-24)

Undergrad: Benedictine University
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine
Residency: Northwestern University Family Medicine at Lake Forest
Primary Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)
LinkedIn Profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/sreevidyabodepudi/

Scott Butsch (2007-09)

 

 

Fatima Cody Stanford (2012-15)

Primary Board Certification: Pediatrics
Secondary Board Certification: Internal medicine
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
fstanford@mgh.harvard.edu

Wesley Dutton (2020-21)

Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Current Position & Employer: Fellow (2020-21)

Sriram Machineni (2009-12)

Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Director, University of North Caroline Medical Weight Clinic

Sonali Molholtra (2017-18)

Sonali Malhotra Bio Picture

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

Niyoti Reddy (2021-22)

Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: 
ABOM Diplomate:
Current Position & Employer: Fellow (2021-22)

Sujatha Seetharaman (2019-20)

Primary Board Certification: Pediatrics
ABOM Diplomate:
Current Position & Employer: Obesity Medicine Physician/Adolescent Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Gitanjali Srivastava (2012-14)

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

Boston University School of Medicine/ Boston Medical Center

Year Founded: 2011   |   Program Director: Denise Wong, MD   |    Founding Director: Caroline Apovian, MD

Nivedita Agarwal (2023-24)

Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine
Undergrad
Medical School:
Residency:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nivedita-agarwal-md-facp-dabom-59652620/details/experience/

Samar Hafida (2015-16)

Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
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

Marine Lipartia (2019-20)

Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Founder & Medical Director, NUMEO Medical

Katayoun Lotfi (2015-16)

Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism (Fellowship: Stanford Medical Center)
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Medical director of weight management and metabolic health clinic, Palo Alto Medical Foundation. 
katayounl@hotmail.com

Tony Millard (2018-19)

Anthony Millard Bio Picture

Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Eric Nolen-Doerr (2020-21)

Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Current Position & Employer: Obesity Medicine Physician, Boston Medical Center

Ava Port (2009-10)

Undergrad: Rutgers University
Med School: New Jersey Medical School
Endocrine Fellowship: Boston University School of Medicine
Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Endocrinology
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ava-port-md-2033841a/

Pornpoj Pramyothin (2011-12)

Pompoj Pramyothin Bio PicturePrimary 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

Juliana Simonetti (2012-13)

Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Director, Obesity Medicine Fellowship, University of Utah

Daniel Rim (2022-23)

Lisa Usdan (2008-09)

Lisa Usdan Bio Picture

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 (2016-17)

Primary Board Certification: Internal 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

Denise Wong (2021-22)

Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes
ABOM Diplomate:
Current Position & Employer: Fellow (021-22)

Dong Wook Kim (2010-11)

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

Weill Cornell Medicine

Year Founded: 2015   |   Program Director: Sarah Barenbaum, MD & Beverly Tchang, MD   |   Founding Director: Louis Aronne, MD 

Cynthia Akagbosu (2023-24) OM/BE

 

Undergrad:  Dartmouth College
Medical School:  Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency:  Boston Children’s Hospital (Pediatrics)
Fellowship: Children's National Hospital (Pediatric Gastroenterology)
Primary Board Certification:   Pediatric Gastroenterology
LinkedIn Profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthio

Caroline Andrew (2017-18)

Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine              
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Director of Medical Weight Management at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Chino Aneke-Nash (2024-25) OM/BE

  • Undergrad: Spelman College
  • Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residency: New York University Langone Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Gastroenterology
  • Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine
  • LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chino-aneke-nash-1682a3296

Mohini Aras (2020-21)

Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine              
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer:

Sarah Barenbaum (2019-20)

Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine              
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: 

Robert Gaffey (2023-24)

Undergrad:  
Medical School:  
Residency: 
Primary Board Certification:  
LinkedIn Profile

Eugene Lucas (2021-22)

Anagha Nagaraj (2024-25)

  • Undergrad: Barnard College, Columbia University
  • Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Residency: Montefiore Medical Center - Moses/Weiler Campuses
  • Primary Board: Internal Medicine 
  • LinkedIn Profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/anagha-s-nagaraj/

Babak Orandi (2022-23)

Tanzila Razzaki (2021-22)

Fellowship Training Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate:
Current Position & Employer: Fellow (2021-22)

llana Redmond (2019-20)

Fellowship Training Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate:
Current Position & Employer: 

Katherine Saunders (2015-16)

Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine
Undergrad: Dartmouth College
Med school:
Weill Cornell Medical College
Residency:
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical College
ABOM Diplomate:
Yes
Current Position & Employer: Clinical Assistant Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine; Co-Founder, Intellihealth, Inc./Flyte Medical, PC.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherine-saunders-md-711a8122/

Sarah Schmitz (2022-23)


Primary Board: Internal Medicine
Residency: Temple University Hospital
Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
Undergrad:  Cornell University
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-schmitz-315242245/

O'Keefe Simmons (2021-22) OM/BE

Med School: University of Miami
Residency: University of Texas – Southwestern Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Southern California in Los Angeles
Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Gastroenterology
Website: https://simmonsweightloss.com/

 

 

Afua Takyi (2023-24)

Undergrad:  Rutgers University
Medical School:  Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Primary Board Certification:  Preventive Medicine
LinkedIn Profile

Mohamad Sirri Tarazi (2020-21)

Fellowship Training Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine
Primary Board Certification:

Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate:
Current Position & Employer: Fellow (2020-21)

Beverly Tchang (2018-19)

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 (2016-17)

Fellowship Training Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine, Obesity Medicine
Primary Board Certification: 
Internal Medicine
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Medical Director, Medical Weight Loss at Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Alyson Weiner (2021-22)

Fellowship Training Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine
Primary Board Certification: 
Pediatrics
Secondary Board Certification: Pediatric Endocrinology
Current Position & Employer: Fellow (2021-22)

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Year Founded: 2015   |   Founding Director: Ihuoma Eneli, MD   |    

Astrid Soares-Medina (2016-17)

Liset Estanislao (2017-18)

Nicole Greenwood (2020-21)

Keigo Yada (2018-21)

University of Texas Health Houston

Year Founded: 2016   |   Program Director: Deborah Bade Horn, DO   

Michelle Cao (2019-20)

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

Katherine Duncan (2016-17)

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

Mercedez Hernandez (2024-25)

  • Undergrad: West Texas A&M University 
  • Medical school: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • Residency: UIW-TIGMER Laredo Family Medicine
  • Primary Board Certification: Family Medicine (ABFM)
  • LinkedIn Profile:  http://linkedin.com/in/mercedez-hernandez-md

Thuyvan "Vanessa" Hoang (2021-22)

Fellowship Training Institution: University of Texas McGovern Medical School
Primary Board Certification:
 
ABOM Diplomate:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thuyvan-hoang-a52894197/

Veronica Johnson (2018-19)

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: 

Asritha Srireddy (2017-18)

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

Andrea Stark (2024-25)

Undergrad: West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech)
Med School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM)
Residency: West Virginia University- Charleston Area Medical Center
Fellowship Training Institution: University of Texas McGovern Medical School
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine

LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-stark-do-facp-426474197

Yara Tovar (2022-23)

Christina Ulbrich (2020-21)

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: 

New York University Langone Health

Year Founded: 2017   |   Program Director: vacant   |   Founding Director: Holly Lofton, MD  

Ananda Chatterjee (2021-22)

Fellowship Training Institution: New York University Langone Health
Primary Board Certification:  Family Medicine   
Secondary Board Certification: Lifestyle Medicine
ABOM Diplomate:  Yes
Current Position & Employer: Fellow (2021-22)

Linda-Marie Lavenburg (2018-19)

Fellowship Training Institution: New York University Langone Health
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Nephrology fellow at Penn Medicine

Sree Sindhura Kolli (2019-20)

Fellowship Training Institution: New York University Langone Health
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
ABOM Diplomate: Yes
Current Position & Employer: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Shanna Tucker (2020-21)

Fellowship Training Institution: New York University Langone Health
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Current Position & Employer: Fellow (2020-21)

Northwell Health

Year Founded: 2017   |   Program Director: Jamie Kane, MD   

Paula Barnes (2018-19)

Najia Dar (2017-18)

Farah Deshmukh (2021-23)

 

 

Fellowship Training Institution: Northwell Health (2021 - 2023)
Primary Board certification: Internal Medicine
Residency: Bassett Medical Center (Columbia University), Cooperstown, New York
Current Position & Employer: Director, Obesity Medicine program and Internal Medicine Core faculty at Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey

Kieran Feely (2019-21)

Deena Hailoo (2023-24)

 

  • Primary Board certification:
  • Residency:
  • Medical School: 
  • Undergrad: 
  • LinkedIn

Aisha Khan (2022-24)

  • Primary Board certification- Internal Medicine
  • Residency- Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT in Internal Medicine and Chief Year Internal Medicine at Griffin Hospital 
  • Medical School: Nishtar Medical University, Multan, Pakistan 
  • Undergrad: Government Degree College for Women, Multan, Pakistan 
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/aisha-khan-59abb8a8/

Douglas Lambert (2019-21)

Undergrad:
Medical School: 
Residency: 
Primary Board Certification:  
LinkedIn Profile:

Rebecca Shafer (2020-22)

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Year Founded: 2017   |   Program Director: Debo Odulana, MD   |   Founding Director, Joan Han, MD  

Corinne Althauser (2020-21)

Hilal Sekizkardes (2020-22)

Fellowship Training Institution: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Primary Board Certification: 

Secondary Board Certification: 
Current Position & Employer: Fellow 2020-22

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Year Founded: 2018   |   Program Director: Jessica Bartfield, MD  | Founding Director: Jamy Ard, MD

Merritt Adams (2018-19)

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

Sophia Ali (2021-22)

MBBS: Allama Iqbal Medical College

Residency: University at Buffalo

Endocrine Fellowship: Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University

Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine

Alex Bonnecaze (2020-21)

Fellowship Training Institution: Wake Forest Baptist Health
Primary Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification: Endocrinology
Current Position & Employer: Obesity Medicine Specialist and Endocrinologist, Pinehurst Medical Clinic

Marionette Jayaprakash (2019-20)

MBBS: St. John's Medical College (India)

Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago/Advocate Christ Medical Center 

Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine

Current Position & Employer: Duke Primary Care North Hills, Raleigh, NC

Priyanka Nellori (2022-23)

Priya Patel (2023-24)

Undergrad: SUNY Binghamton University
Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Tower Health Reading Hospital 
Primary Board Certification:  Family Medicine 
LinkedIn Profile:

Kathleen Ruddiman (2024-25)

  • Undergrad: Gettysburg College, Gettysburg PA
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia PA
  • Residency: Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia PA
  • Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine
  • LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleen-ruddiman-362620318/

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

Year Founded: 2019  |   Program Director: Claudia Fox, MD   

Lisa Cherullo (2023-24)

Undergrad:
Medical School: 
Residency: 
Primary Board Certification:  
LinkedIn Profile:

Priya Patel (2021-22)

Fellowship Training Institution: University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
Primary Board Certification:
General Pediatrics
Current Position & Employer: Fellow 2021-22

Sarah Raatz (2019-21)

Fellowship Training Institution: University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
Primary Board Certification: 

Secondary Board Certification: 
Current Position & Employer: Fellow 2021-22

Jessica Reilly (2022-23)

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine/ Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Year Founded: 2019   |   Program Director: Gitanjali Srivastava, MD   

Erica M. Garner (2021-22)

Fellowship Training Institution: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Primary Board Certification: 
Internal Medicine
Current Position & Employer: Physician, Vanderbilt Health

Firas Ghomraoui (2022-23)

Nina Paddu (2023-24)

Undergrad:  Barnard College
Medical School:  NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Residency: Family Medicine Residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, NY 
Primary Board Certification:  Family Medicine 
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nina-paddu-675a9421

Sahar Takkouche (2020-21)

Fellowship Training Institution: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Primary Board Certification: 
Internal Medicine
Current Position & Employer: Obesity Medicine Specialist, Vanderbilt University

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Year Founded: 2020   |   Program Director: Selvi Rajagopal, MD, MPH   |  Founding Director: Kim Gudzune, MD 

Nakul Bhardwaj (2021-22)

Undergrad: Miami University (Ohio)
Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Cleveland Clinic
Primary Board Certification:  Internal Medicine
Current Position & Employer: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nakuljbhardwaj/

Kacey Chae (2022-23)

Primary Board: Internal Medicine 
Residency: Johns Hopkins Bayview
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Undergrad: University of Virginia
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kacey-chae-md-52b699246/

Jyotsna Ghosh (2023-24)

 

Primary Board: Internal Medicine
Residency
Medical School:The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Undergrad: Dartmouth College
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jyotsna-ghosh-32988043/

Yuval Pinto (2024-25)

  • Undergrad: University of Maryland, College Park 
  • Medical School: Sackler SOM, NY State Program
  • Residency: Family Medicine, Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, MD
  • Primary Board Certification: Family Medicine 
  • LinkedIn Profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/yuval-pinto-a9402a13/

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Year Founded: 2020  |   Program Director: Daniel Bessesen, MD   

Victoria Lu (2023-24)

Undergrad: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ
Primary Board Certification:  Family Medicine
LinkedIn:

Gessa Suboc (2021-22)

Fellowship Training Institution: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Primary Board Certification:
Family Medicine
Current Position & Employer: Fellow 2021-22

John Michael Taormina (2022-23)


Primary Board: Family Medicine
Residency: UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency Program
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Undergrad: Carnegie Mellon University
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/john-taormina-843985244

Lisa Kisling Thompson (2020-21)

Fellowship Training Institution: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Primary Board Certification: 
Preventive Medicine 
Secondary Board Certification: Lifestyle Medicine 
Current Position & Employer: Fellow 2020-21

Cleveland Clinic

Year Founded: 2021   |   Program Director: Marcio Greibeler, MD  

Lina Alkhaled (2021-22)

Residency: Cleveland Clinic Children’s
Fellowship: Rainbow Babies and Children’s hospital (Pediatric endocrinology)
Primary board certification: Pediatrics
Secondary board certification: Pediatric endocrinology
ABOM diplomate: Yes
Current position and employer: Associate staff at Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lina-alkhaled-84bb4040

Summer Azmat (2022-23)


Primary Board Certification: Family Medicine
Residency: Family Medicine at Rush
Medical school: American University of the Caribbean
Undergrad: University of Nevada Las Vegas
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/summer-azmat-6474ba1b0?original_referer=

Neetu Mulchandani (2023-24)

Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine
Residency: Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
Medical school: Boston University School of Medicine
Undergrad: Boston University
LinkedIn:

MetroHealth System

Year Founded: 2021   |   Program Director: Eileen Seeholzer, MD  

Norma Atkinson (2023-24)

Undergrad: Universidad de Monterrey (B.A.)
Grad: Case Western Reserve University (M.S.)
Medical School: Escuela de Medicina Ignacio A. Santos, ITESM (M.D.)
Residency: Texas Institute for Graduate Medical Education and Research, University of the Incarnate Word (Internal Medicine)
Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/normagatkinson/

Sonya Dhanvanthari (2021-22)

Fellowship Training Institution: MetroHealth System
Primary Board Certification:  Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification:
ABOM Diplomate: 
Current Position & Employer: Fellow (2021-22)

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Year Founded: 2021   |   Program Director: David Rometo, MD  

Nikola Gligorijevic (2023-24)

Undergrad: 
Medical School: 
Residency: 
Primary Board Certification:  
LinkedIn Profile

Sree Kowsika (2022-23)

Nimmy Rodrigues (2021-22)


Undergrad:
Medical School:
TD Medical College Kerala
Residency:
Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Primary Board Certification: 
Internal Medicine
Secondary Board Certification:
Endocrinology
LinkedIn Profile:

University of Toronto Sinai Health

Year Founded: 2021   |   Program Director: Cynthia Maxwell, MD  

Rachelle Shirley (2021-22)

Fellowship Training Institution: University of Toronto Sinai Health
Primary Board Certification: 
Ob/Gyn
Secondary Board Certification: 
Current Position & Employer: Fellow 2021-22

University of Utah

Year Founded: 2021   |   Program Director: Juliana Simonetti, MD   

Jessica Morales (2022-23)

Jessica Morales (2022-23)

Jessica Morales (2022-23)

West Virginia University

Year Founded: 2021   |   Program Director: Laura Davisson, MD   

Luis Nieto (2023-24)

Undergrad: Cristo Rey High School, Ecuador
Medical School: Universidad de Guayaquil, Ecuador
Residency: Wellstar Atlanta/Cobb Medical Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Primary Board Certification:  American Board Of Internal Medicine (ABOIM)
LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/luis-nieto-a51776121

Phani Keerthi Surapaneni (2022-23)

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Year Founded: 2021   |   Program Director: Monica Agarwal, MD   |    

Danielle Marsh (2024-25)

  • Undergrad: State University of New York at Binghamton
  • Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York
  • Residency: Overlook Family Medicine - Summit, NJ
  • Primary Board Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians
  • LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/danielle-marsh-04004871

Melissa Shoemaker (2022-23)

  • Primary Board: Preventive Medicine
  • Secondary Board: Lifestyle Medicine
  • Residency: University of California, San Diego
  • Medical School: University of New Mexico
  • Undergrad: Texas Tech University
  • LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-s-79062923 

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Year Founded: 2021   |   Program Director: Dong Wook Kim, MD   |    Founding Director: Caroline Apovian, MD

Cagney Cristancho (2023-24)

(Obesity Medicine & Nutrition Support Fellow)

Primary Board
Residency
Medical School: 
Undergrad
LinkedIn: 

Bryn Falahee (2024-25)

 

John Ostrominski (2023-24)

Undergrad: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine/Cardiology
LinkedIn:

Austen Smith (2022-23)

Primary Board: Family Medicine
Residency: Firelands Regional Medical Center
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergrad: Ohio State University
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/austensmithdo/

Atrium Health

Year Founded: 2022   |   Program Director: Mark Schwartz, MD   |    

Alexandra Giedd (2023-24)

 

Primary Board: Family Medicine
Residency:  Northwestern University 
Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Undergrad: Duke University
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandra-giedd-md-mph/

Hartford Healthcare

Year Founded: 2022   |   Program Director: Devika Umashanker, MD   |    

Jodian Hemmings (2023-24)

Undergrad: University of Florida
Medical School: NSU Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Broward Health Medical Center Family Medicine Program
Primary Board Certification:  ABFM and ACOFP
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodian-hemmings-4356a523b/

University of California San Francisco

Year Founded: 2023   |   Program Director: Diana Thiara, MD   |    

Camellia Kani (2024-25)

 

University of Texas Health San Antonio

Year Founded: 2023   |   Program Director: Carolina Solis-Herrera, MD   |    

University of Florida

Year Founded: 2023   |   Program Director: Amy Sheer, MD   |    

Romeena Lee (2024-25)

  • Undergrad: Boston University; BA
  • Graduate: University of Massachusetts - Amherst; Masters in Public Health 
  • Medical School: NovaSoutheastern University
  • Residency: Community Health of South Florida
  • Primary Board Certification: Family Medicine
  • LinkedIn: 

Allegheny Health

Year Founded: 2023   |   Program Director: Fahad Zubair, MD   |