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Suzanne Cuda MD
Joined: Oct 23, 14
Baylor College of Medicine
I run a childhood obesity clinic that serves mostly Medicaid patients, 95% of which are Hispanic. Patients are referred to our multidisciplinary clinic by PCMs.
Rebecca Sovdi BSc. Nutrition, MPH
Joined: Oct 23, 14
First Nations Health Authority
I work with the entire First Nations population and communities in BC. Supporting healthy eating, physical activity, and chronic disease prevention and management.
Saman Zarghom MD
Joined: Oct 23, 14
University of Calgary
Primary prevention through weight loss and optimal management of obesity for patients with various medical conditions and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Dianna Lynn Moulds-Gray BA
Joined: Oct 23, 14
Kingston General Hospital
Noticed that our patient population is increasingly obese.Want to learn the best ways to help these patients in the setting where I work.
Søren Toubro MD
Joined: Oct 23, 14
Novo Nordisk
Been in clinical drug development for obesity treatment for the last 25 years
Tamer Yacoub Board certified in Obesity medicine
Joined: Oct 22, 14
Prima-Care Medical Center
Board certified in Endocrine & Obesity medicine. Interested in weight management in Diabetics.
Stephen Hiscock MD
Joined: Oct 22, 14
Shuswap Lake General Hospital
I am interested in establishing a satellite clinic in my community (Salmon Arm, BC). The goal being to help patients do the work required to prepare them for consideration of bariatric surgery (done in Richmond , BC). Most importantly to follow these patients long term post-op.
Laurie Hill
Joined: Oct 22, 14
Brampton Cardio Pulmonary Services
Currently active cardiologist and internal medicine. Board certified in Sleep Medicine and Nuclear Cardiology. Keen interest in obesity medicine.
Pascale Belanger Bachelière en artes
Joined: Oct 22, 14
University Laval
Obesity and diabetes Obesity and eating disorders Environmental causes
Melinda McCusker MSN
Joined: Oct 22, 14
Medical University of South Carolina
I am also a doctoral student. My research interest is adapting a weight loss program for individuals with a severe mental illness.
Sigrid Bairdain MD, MPH
Joined: Oct 22, 14
Boston Children
I am a general surgery resident who does work with pediatric obesity
Edward Abramson Ph.D.
Joined: Oct 22, 14
California State University
I am a clinical psychologist and Professor Emeritus of Psychology at California State University, Chico. For several years I directed a hospital-based outpatient eating disorders and weight program. I'm the author of five books including, "Emotional Eating" (Jossey-Bass), "Body Intelligence" (McGraw-Hill) and "It's NOT Just Baby Fat! (Bodega Books). I present continuing education workshops for health professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada and maintain a small private practice.
Cynthia Danford PhD
Joined: Oct 22, 14
University of Pittsburgh
The overall goal of my research is to promote child health in vulnerable populations through family-focused interventions. I am specifically interested in family-focused interventions to help families with young children adopt healthy eating and activity behaviors.
Naveen Ballem MD
Joined: Oct 22, 14
Hunterdon Medical Center
I am Director of Bariatric Surgery Attending Physician: General & Endocrine Surgery Advanced Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgery Bariatric Surgery Hospital Affiliations: St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, NJ Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, NJ Surgical Training: Columbia University at Harlem Hospital Center Surgical Internship & Resident 2001-2002 Columbia University at Harlem Hospital Center Chief Resident 2005-2006 Cleveland C
Linda Law MD, MBA
Joined: Oct 22, 14
SUSTAINED Weight Management
Dr. Linda Law, MD, FACEP, MBA Dr. Law is an experienced manager in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Over 15 years, she has held responsibility leading large development projects at Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, as well as being responsible for the scientific component of the marketing effort for Asacol, the market leader in oral mesalamine therapy. In these capacities, Linda held final responsibility for R&D budget, timeline, and personnel and shared re
Ismael Campos
Joined: Oct 22, 14
Harvard School of Public Health
I´m a Physician with Master in Science (Nutrition), PhD in Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome, and Post-doc in Harvard School of Public Health in Nutrition Department. I´m interesting in prevention, treatment to obesity
Karen Flanders BSN, MSN
Joined: Oct 22, 14
Winchester Hospital
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator/Nurse Practitioner responsible for the maintenance of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery program and care of the perioperative metabolic and bariatric surgery in-patient. Member of American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery with participation in several committees: -Integrated Health Executive Council -Integrated Health Professional Education -Integrated Health Clinical Issues and Guidelines -Integrated Health Cert
Martha Kaufer-Horwitz BSc, MSc, DSc
Joined: Oct 22, 14
Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán
I am a nutritionist with DSc in Health Sciences (Epidemiology) interested in clinical research in obesity and its co-morbidities in general and with regards to migration. I am interested in nutrition education to promote healthy behaviors and to prevent obesity to health professionals and the general public.
Tammy Eborall BSc. Bio
Joined: Oct 22, 14
St. Josephs Healthcare Hamilton
Involved in in-patient management of patients with diabets as well as an out-patient surgical bariatric clinic.
Annelize NIenaber
Joined: Oct 22, 14
University of Pretoria
I am interested in the law related to over-the-counter obesity medications & the law related to obesity clinical trials.
Sharon Koopman
Joined: Oct 22, 14
St. Josephs Hospital
I service bariatric patients on one of my units
Anne Lasinsky Master of Arts, Master of Science
Joined: Oct 21, 14
University of British Columbia
With a background in public policy and exercise physiology, my interests lie at the intersection of practice and policy.
Krista Phillips
Joined: Oct 21, 14
Bendigo Health
Our team supports many people of size who are experincing complexities in the community and with access to health services.
Jean Noble BScN MN
Joined: Oct 21, 14
Red Deer Primary Care Network
I work with pregnant ladies promoting healthy weight gain.
Manuel Gutierrez Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Joined: Oct 21, 14
Cosmetic Surgery In Mexico
I am a board certified plastic aesthetic and reconstructive surgeon. I have take care of over 1000 patients that have under gone for post bariatric surgery and lost between 100 and 200 pounds. This patients after they loose there weigh end up with loos skin in all of there body! So they come to my to have face lift, breast lift, tummy tuck, arm reduction, inner thigh lift, but lift. The concept is to not only to remove skin form all the body is to provide self confidence to the patients tha
Benoit Lafleur B.Sc. (Hons)
Joined: Oct 20, 14
University of Waterloo
I am a graduate student in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. My current research interest is the unique relationship between obesity and the risk of hip fracture in an aging population.
Patricia Sayer BN MScA(H)
Joined: Oct 20, 14
Mount Royal University
Teaching health promotion throughout the lifespan, obesity is forefront in terms of key topics (replacing smoking cessation). I would truly value an opportunity to be informed of current research (which I would share with my students), as well as be apprised of upcoming learning/discussion opportunities with other health care professionals to glean and promote an interprofessional approach to the increasing prevalence of obesity in our population.
Nina Tarmohamed Bachelor of Nursing
Joined: Oct 20, 14
Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network
As a CDM Nurse, I constantly see patiantes with a variety of chronic ailments such as T2DM and obesity/weight management. I believe becoming a member of this community will only enhance my knowledge and confidence to practice.
Featured Researchers
Stasia Hadjiyannakis BSc, MD
Joined: Feb 20, 07
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Akm Alamgir PhD, M Phil, DIH (MPH-IH)
Joined: May 10, 10
St. Michael's Hospital
Kathryn Ambler BSc, MSc
Joined: Feb 14, 08
University of Alberta
Gail Dechman BSc PT, PhD
Joined: Feb 01, 12
Dalhousie Univeristy
Heba Ahmad BSc (Hons with Distinction), Kinesiology
Joined: Dec 24, 11
University of Guelph
Thierry Alquier PhD
Joined: Aug 17, 09
CR-CHUM Montreal Diabetes Research Center
Kristi Adamo PhD
Joined: Dec 18, 06
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Roger McIntyre MD, FRCPC
Joined: Feb 10, 06
University of Toronto
Valerie H Taylor MD, PhD Mental Health lead CON
Joined: Dec 09, 05
Women's College - Toronto
Eric Doucet BSc, MSc, PhD
Joined: Nov 30, 05
University of Ottawa
Paula Brauer PhD
Joined: Jul 03, 06
University of Guelph
Marni Armstrong PhD (candidate), Cardiovascular Sciences
Joined: Mar 28, 08
University of Calgary, Alberta Health Services