The Nutrition and Weight Management Program at Boston Medical Center is an integral part of the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Weight Management. The Center offers state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services for nutritional disorders and weight management for adults age 18 and older. The Nutrition and Weight Management team includes physicians and nurse practitioners who specialize in nutrition, clinical dietitians, and bariatric diabetes educators. Every patient receives individualized attention and a nutrition plan that seeks to minimize risk and maximize results.

We are now recruiting for several research studies.

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Specialty Clinics

Weight Management

An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, and Americans spend $33 billion each year on weight loss products. Yet, nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Obesity is a chronic disease that requires lifelong treatment and medical care.

Our Team

Nutrition and Weight Management Providers

Dong Wook Kim, MD

Assistant Professor , Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Special Interests

Obesity, Malnutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition Support, Bariatric Surgery

Ivania M Rizo, MD

Endocrinologist

Special Interests

Diabetes Management, Weight Management, Thyroid Disorders, General Endocrinology, Medical Management of Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

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Kavita Sharma, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Weight Management, Obesity, Nutrition and Metabolic Support, Medical Management of Bariatric Surgery Patients

Lorely Torres, FNP

Special Interests

Obesity, Weight Management, Nutrition, Endocrinology

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Tram T Tran, NP

Special Interests

Obesity, Weight Management, Endocrinology, Nutrition

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Dietitians

  • Liz Brouillard, RD, LDN, CDE
  • Stephanie Chen, MS, RD, LDN
  • Mara Garwood, RD, LDN, CDE 
  • Michelle Ly, MS, RD, LDN

Research Team

Dong Wook Kim, MD

Assistant Professor , Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Special Interests

Obesity, Malnutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition Support, Bariatric Surgery

Ivania M Rizo, MD

Endocrinologist

Special Interests

Diabetes Management, Weight Management, Thyroid Disorders, General Endocrinology, Medical Management of Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

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Kavita Sharma, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Weight Management, Obesity, Nutrition and Metabolic Support, Medical Management of Bariatric Surgery Patients

Research Support Staff

Özden Özkur Akinci, MSc, PhD - Research Coordinator
Zhihui Ju, MSPH - Research Coordinator
Liqun Yu, PhD - Research Technician 

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We are committed to providing a high level of assistance to our physician colleagues within BMC and outside of the BMC system, as well.

Research Overview

We are currently creating a registry of interested individuals who would like to participate in research at Boston Medical Center or Boston University School of Medicine. The option to join the registry is voluntary. Joining will not affect the care you receive at Boston Medical Center. For more information, please read the ENDO Registry Consent Form. To enroll in the registry, please go to the secure enrollment portal. If you have questions prior to enrolling, please email or call 617-638-5906.

Estamos creando un registro de individuos interesados en participar en estudios de investigación en Boston Medical Center o Boston University School of Medicine. Participar en el registro es voluntario. Participar no afectará la atención recibida en Boston Medical Center. Para más información, por favor leer el formulario de consentimiento. Para inscribirse en el registro, por favor ingresar a https://is.gd/ENDOregistry_Spanish.

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