There is a dire need to develop a partnership between healthcare and health/fitness
clubs in order to keep bariatric patients engaged in healthy diet and exercise programs long-term. A specialized team who understands their physical, emotional, medical and financial needs during their weight-loss journey is critical. The goal is to identify barriers to entry into health/fitness programs and develop a step-wise process that allows patients to customize it to tailor their lifestyle. This would lead to improved long-term patient engagement and thus a successful collaboration that would benefit healthcare
and health/fitness clubs alike.
I attended University of Michigan for my undergraduate degree. I continued my education at Wayne State University for my medical degree and trained in general surgery at Rush University Medical Center. Finally, I completed my fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Duke University. My current practice focuses on laparoscopic and robotic general surgery and bariatric surgery along with endoscopic interventions as well.