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Meet the Professor: Overcoming Barriers to Obesity Therapy, a Case-Based Approach

June 17, 2021

Session Date and Time:

Friday, September 10
2:15–3:00 PM EDT

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and overcome barriers to treating obesity.
  2. Become familiar with available anti-obesity medications and key concepts in their use for treating patients with obesity.
  3. Understand the importance of comprehensive care for individuals with obesity.

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Faculty Information

Ania M. Jastreboff, MD, PhDDr. Jastreboff is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine & Pediatrics (Endocrinology & Pediatric Endocrinology) at Yale University School of Medicine; Director of Weight Management and Obesity Prevention at the Yale Stress Center; and co-Director of the Yale Center for Weight Management. After completing a Med/Peds Residency, Dr. Jastreboff completed a dual fellowship in both Adult Endocrinology and Pediatric Endocrinology, during which she also completed a PhD in the neurobiology of obesity, becoming board certified in Obesity Medicine, Adult Endocrinology, and Pediatric Endocrinology.

Dr. Jastreboff is a clinically active physician-scientist nationally and internationally recognized for helping to develop the 2016 Clinical Practice Guidelines for The Comprehensive Care of Patients with Obesity (AACE/ACE), educating the next generation of Obesity Medicine physicians by teaching annually at the Harvard Blackburn Treating Obesity course, the Columbia/Cornell Obesity course, select international courses, and conducting cutting-edge clinical translational obesity research. Her research includes both large, multi-center clinical outcomes trials using anti-obesity medication as well as neuroimaging studies (fMRI and PET) examining the neurobiology underlying obesity and the mechanisms of anti-obesity medications. Dr. Jastreboff's research is supported by NIH/NIDDK (K23, R01s), American Diabetes Association (ADA), and industry funded multi-center clinical trials. Nationally, she serves as the vice-Chair of the Clinical Care Committee of The Obesity Society (TOS) and has been selected to serve as a Director on the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). Clinically, Dr. Jastreboff specializes in sophisticated use of anti-obesity medication combinations to help patients reach their weight and health goals.


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