Posts by Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA
Review: Weight Regulation in Menopause
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA, an obesity medicine physician-scientist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center, and colleagues report that 70% of U.S. women of perimenopausal age have overweight or obesity. In an invited review, they suggest a comprehensive approach to assessment and treatment.
Group-based Intervention Effective for Weight Loss Improves Quality of Life
Abeer Bader, MSc, RD, LDN, CSOWM, Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, of the Mass General Weight Center, and colleagues found that a group program only 12 weeks long helped patients lose weight and resulted in improved overall quality of life.
Taking Stock of Diversity and Inclusion in the Health Care Workforce
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, gives examples of nascent efforts toward improving diversity and inclusion in the health care workforce and proposes strategies to achieve genuine success.
Editorial: Disparities in COVID-19 Outcomes by Body Weight and Race/Ethnicity
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, and colleagues discuss several biological, socioeconomic and behavioral factors that may underlie the disparate COVID-19 outcomes for people with obesity and minority ethnic groups.
Addressing Disparities in Geographic Distribution of U.S. Obesity Medicine Physicians
The number of physicians certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine does not necessarily match the burden of obesity in each U.S. state.
Pharmacotherapy as Adjunct Treatment After Bariatric Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital clinicians use weight-loss medications after bariatric surgery to help patients lose weight and control weight regain.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Prescribing Weight Loss Medications After Bariatric Surgery
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, an obesity medicine physician scientist for adults, adolescents and children at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, provides a step-by-step approach to introducing weight loss medications when necessary after bariatric surgery.
Medication Confers Additional Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery in Young Adults
Three medications often prescribed by obesity medicine physicians are effective for young adults who have inadequate weight loss or regain weight after bariatric surgery.
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS is an obesity medicine physician scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/ Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. Stanford received her BS and MPH from Emory University as a MLK Scholar, her MD from the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine as a Stoney Scholar, and her MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as a Zuckerman Fellow in the Harvard Center for Public Leadership. She completed her Obesity Medicine & Nutrition Fellowship at MGH/HMS after completing her internal medicine and pediatrics residency at the University of South Carolina. She has served as a health communications fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and as a behavioral sciences intern at the American Cancer Society. Upon completion of her MPH, she received the Gold Congressional Award, the highest honor that Congress bestows upon America’s youth. Dr. Stanford has completed a medicine and media internship at the Discovery Channel. An American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Leadership Award recipient in 2005, an AMA Paul Ambrose Award for national leadership among resident physicians in 2009, she was selected for the AMA Inspirational Physician Award in 2015. The American College of Physicians (ACP) selected her as the 2013 recipient of the Joseph E. Johnson Leadership Award and the Massachusetts ACP selected her for the Young Leadership Award in 2015. She is the 2017 recipient of the Harvard Medical School Amos Diversity Award and Massachusetts Medical Society Award for Women’s Health. Read Dr. Stanford's article "Obesity and Overall Health: How to Help Your Child."