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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
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Ricard Corcelles, MD
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Marcio Griebeler, MD
Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
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

Guest Faculty

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

Daniel Bessesen, 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

Judy Chen, MD, FACS, FASMBS, ABOM
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Washington
Director of Adolescent Bariatric Surgery
UW Center for Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery
Associate Medical Director for Clinical Resource Management and Infection Control
UW Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Ricardo Cohen, PhD, MD
Director, Center for Obesity Diabetes
Oswaldo Cruz German Hospital
Sao Paulo, Brazill

Matthew Fourman, MD, FACS, FASMBS
ProMedica Physicians Weight Loss Surgery
Sylvania, OH

Monique Hassan, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS, DABOM
Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgeon
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of Bariatric Surgery
Texas A&M University Health Science Center
Scott & White Memorial Hospital and Clinic
Temple, TX

Christopher Still, DO
Director, Geisinger Obesity Institute
Medical Director, Center for Nutrition and Weight Management
Associate, Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Nutrition
The Pennsylvania State University
Danville, PA

Antonio Torres, MD
Professor of Surgery
Complutense University of Madrid
Chief of the General and Digestive Surgery Service
ClĂ­nico San Carlos Hospital
Spain

Cleveland Clinic Faculty

Jame Abraham, MD
Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Chairman, Department of Hematology & Medical Oncology
Taussig Cancer Institute

Lina Alkhaled, MD
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute

Ula Abed Alwahab, MD
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute

Ali Aminian, MD
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute

Toms Augustin, MD
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute

Shirisha Avadhanula, MD
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute

Elena Borukh, MD
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute

Reena Bose, MD
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute

Jennifer Brubaker, PhD, APRN, CNP
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

Peminda Cabandugama, MD
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute

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

Walter Cha, MD
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute

Ricardo Correa, MD
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute

Kendalle Cobb, MD
Associate Chief of Staff
Clinical Associate Professor
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

Jennifer Duncan, PsyD
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute

Chelsea Feng, MD
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute

Amelia Gibbs
Center for Integrative Medicine

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

Jesse Gutnick, MD
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute

Stanley Hazen, MD
Chair, Department of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Sciences
Lerner Research Institute
Co-Section head, Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation
Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Director, Center for Microbiome & Human Health

Diana Isaacs, PharmD
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute

Meridith Jochum, PT, DPT
Be Well Kids Program
Children’s Hospital

Matthew Kampert, DO
Orthopaedic Surgery

Sangeeta Kashyap, MD
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute

Roy Kim, MD
Center for Pediatric Endocrinology

Matt Kroh, MD
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute

Hanna Leikin, MS, RD
Pediatric Nutrition Services
Pediatric Institute

Erin Leneghan, RD
Be Well Kids Program
Children’s Hospital

Vinni Makin, MD
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute

Oscar Morey Vargas, MD
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute

Steven Nissen, MD
Chief Academic Officer
Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Lewis and Patricia Dickey Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine

Kevin Pantalone, DO
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute

Ninoska Peterson, PhD
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute

Ellen Rome, MD
Center for Pediatric Endocrinology

Raul Rosenthal, MD
Cleveland Clinic Florida

Jessica Ruff, MD, MA, MSPH
Center for Integrative Medicine

Robert Saper, MD
Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine

Roberto Simons-Linares, MD
Director of Bariatric Endoscopy
Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Taylor N. Stephens, PhD
Be Well Kids Program
Children’s Hospital

Lauren Sullivan, RD
Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute

Marianne Sumego, MD
Department of Pediatrics

Homa Varghai, MD
Family Medicine

Jamile Wakim-Fleming ,MD
Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Samina Yunus, MD
Family Medicine

Planning Committee

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

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

Ricard Corcelles, MD
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Danielle Diemer, FNP-C
Endocrinology and Metabolism 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

Deb Kangisser, PA
PA Services
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

Shannon Knapp, BSN
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Jennifer K. Mackey, MSN
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Vinni Makin, MD
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Kevin Pantalone, DO
Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

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

Robert Saper, MD
Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Samina Yunus, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH