Boston Medical Center
Nutrition and Weight Management Center
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Boston University School of Medicine

Nutrition and Weight Management CenterAbout Us
The Nutrition and Weight Management Center at Boston Medical Center offers state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services for the entire spectrum of Nutritional Disorders. The consolidated service model, unique to the Boston area, provides a patient-oriented approach in a centralized, convenient location under one expert team.

Patients can attend a Free Orientation to help them chose the Weight Management strategy that will work best for them, including protein-sparing diets, calorie-controlled diets, prescription medication and calorie-restricted diet, surgery, full liquid formula diet, food and liquid formula diet, or entrée program.

The Nutrition Support Service, a multi-specialty unit, is a collaborative effort between the Departments of Medicine and Surgery. The treatment team includes Nutrition-Certified Physicians, Surgeons, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Dietitians. The service is devoted to the nutritional assessment and metabolic support of stressed and malnourished hospitalized patients.

Expert Diabetes evaluation and treatment is available for the abnormalities of Glucose Intolerance and Diabetes, which frequently occur in Weight Management patients. An interdisciplinary team, including Physicians, Nurses, Dietitians, and Psychologists, integrate Nutritional and Medical Management of Diabetes in a culturally sensitive environment.

Where to Call

Outpatient appointments:
    Nutrition & Weight
    Management Clinic:
(617) 638-5980
Inpatient referrals: (617) 638-5980
Academic office: (617) 638-7211
Fax: (617) 638-5977


Caroline Apovian, M.D. - Director, Inpatient Nutrition
  Weight Loss
  Metabolic Support

Nawfal Istfan, M.D.
  Weight Loss

Armour Forse, M.D.
  Surgical Weight Loss
Elliot Sternthal, M.D.

Peter Wilson, M.D.
  Metabolic Support

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