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Faculty

Activity Directors

Bartolome Burguera, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Chair, Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Leslie J. Heinberg, PhD, MA
Director, Enterprise Weight Management Center
Vice Chair for Psychology
Department of Psychiatry and Psychology
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

John P. Kirwan, PhD
Executive Director
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, LA

Leanne Redman, PhD, FTOS
Professor
Associate Executive Director for Scientific Education
Director, Reproductive Endocrinology & Women’s Health Laboratory
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, LA

Philip Schauer, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Mary Kay and Terrell Brown/Harris J. Chustz Endowed Chair
Professor of Metabolic Surgery
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, LA



Guest Faculty

Jamy D. Ard, MD
Professor, Epidemiology and Prevention
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston-Salem, NC

Daniel Bessessen, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Chief of Endocrinology
Denver Health Medical Center
Interim Director
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
Denver, CO

Dale Bond, PhD
Professor (Research)
Associate Director of Bariatric Surgery Research
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
The Miriam Hospital
Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center
Providence, RI

Ricardo Cohen, MD
Director
The Center for Obesity and Diabetes
Oswaldo Cruz German Hospital,
São Paulo, Brazil

Kenneth Cusi, MD
Professor of Medicine
Staff, Malcom Randall VAMC
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
The University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

William Dietz, MD
Director
Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness at the Milken Institute School of Public Health
The George Washington University
Washington, DC

Jerry Heindel, PhD
Co-director
Healthy Environment and Endocrine Disruptor Strategies
Bolinas, CA

Joe Nadglowski, BS
President/CEO
Obesity Action Coalition
Tampa, FL

Francesco Rubino, MD
Professor and Chair of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
King’s College
London, United Kingdom



Cleveland Clinic Faculty

Ali Aminian, MD
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute

Jennifer Brubaker, PhD, APRN
Cleveland Clinic Sleep Center
Neurological Institute
Be Well Kids Program
Children’s Hospital

W. Scott Butsch, MD
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute

Derrick Cetin, DO
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute

Ricard Corelles, MD
Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute

Gail Cresci, PhD, RD
Digestive Diseases and Surgery Institute

Alyson Diggins, PhD
Bariatric & Metabolic Institute

Kasey Goodpaster, PhD
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute

Marcio Griebeler, MD
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute

M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH
Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases

Diana Isaacs, PharmD
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute

Sangeeta Kashyap, MD
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute

Roy Kim, MD
Center for Pediatric Endocrinology

Vinni Makin, MD
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute

Melissa Matteo, RD
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute

Vaishal Shah, MD, MPH
Director, Pediatric Sleep Program
Sleep Disorder Center, Neurology Institute

Lauren Sullivan, RD
Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute




Pennington Biomedical Research Center Faculty

Vance Albaugh, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Metabolic Surgery

Kate Blumberg, RDN, LDN, CDCES
Research Dietitian, Nutritional Epidemiology/Dietary Assessment & Nutrition Counseling

Phil Brantley, PhD
John S. McIlhenny Professor
Director, Behavioral Medicine Laboratory

Catherine M. Champagne, PhD, RDN
Professor & Chief, Nutritional Epidemiology/Dietary Assessment & Nutrition Counseling

Raoul Manalac, MD Dipl of ABOM
Assistant Professor, Clinical and Translational Research
Obesity Medicine Specialist, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute

Jacob Mey, PhD, RD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Integrated Physiology and Molecular Medicine Lab

Christopher Morrison, PhD
John S. McIlhenny Endowed Professorship in Nutritional Neuroscience
Associate Executive Director, Basic Science

Donna Ryan, MD
Professor Emerita
President of the World Obesity Federation

Jacqueline M. Stephens, PhD
Claude B. Pennington, Jr. Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research
Professor, Adipocyte Biology

Tiffany M. Stewart, PhD
Dudley & Beverly Coates Endowed Professor
Director, Behavior Technology Laboratory
Director, Pennington Diabetes Clinic



Planning Committee

Ali Aminian, MD
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute

Bartolome Burguera, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Chair, Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

W. Scott Butsch, MD, MSc, FTOS
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Marcio Griebeler, MD
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Leslie J. Heinberg, PhD, MA
Director, Enterprise Weight Management Center
Vice Chair for Psychology
Department of Psychiatry and Psychology
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Sangeeta Kashyap, MD
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Roy Kim, MD, MPH
Cleveland Clinic Children’s Pediatric Institute
Cleveland, OH

John P. Kirwan, PhD
Executive Director
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, LA

Leanne Redman, PhD, FTOS
Professor
Associate Executive Director for Scientific Education
Director, Reproductive Endocrinology & Women’s Health Laboratory
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, LA

Ellen S. Rome, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Head, Center for Adolescent Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Children’s
Cleveland, OH

Donna Ryan, MD
Professor Emerita
President of the World Obesity Federation
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, LA

Philip Schauer, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Mary Kay and Terrell Brown/Harris J. Chustz Endowed Chair
Professor of Metabolic Surgery
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, LA

Jaqueline M. Stephens, PhD
Claude B. Pennington, Jr. Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research
Professor, Adipocyte Biology
Pennington Biomedical Research Center-LSU
Baton Rouge, LA


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