COVID-19 update: Find info for current patients. Non-essential elective surgeries are postponed. No walk-in patients for imaging services. If you have flu-like symptoms, call your doctor for a video visit or use Virtual Urgent Care.

Skip to main content

Holly F. Lofton, MD

  • Specialty: Obesity Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-3166
View Locations

About Me

I began my own journey of weight loss as a preteen when I modified my lifestyle, improving my diet and becoming more active in sports. I continued to pursue my interest in weight management during college at Boston University, where I trained as a group fitness instructor. Even during my regimented medical school years, I helped patients and fellow classmates lead more active lives and use nutrition to improve their overall health.

During my fellowship in nutrition and obesity medicine, I honed my skills in evidence-based medicine to treat people who were overweight, and I used nutrition as a way of caring for the whole patient. I scored in the top 10 amongst physicians who passed the board examination for the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

In recent years, I have served on the bariatric medicine committee for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, as well as on the advisory board and board of directors for the Obesity Action Coalition. I also train other physicians in weight management and nutrition. I take great pleasure in educating the general public through lectures, workshops, and radio segments on the importance of maintaining a normal weight.

In 2012, I joined the Weight Management Program. In my practice, I combine scientifically proven weight loss techniques with medications and behavior modification to fit each patient’s needs. I designed the New You™ program to help people obtain results while learning about incorporating nutrition into a healthy lifestyle.

I understand that making the time to focus on your own health can be challenging. That’s why I offer online doctor visits for follow-up appointments. During these video visits through the NYU Langone Health app, I talk with you about progress on adopting new eating habits and incorporating physical fitness into your schedules. This online doctor visit saves the time of traveling to an appointment, without sacrificing any of the benefits of routine follow-up care.

I am involved in research examining the effects of liraglutide, a naturally occurring intestinal hormone, on people who have regained weight after bariatric surgery and the outcomes of medications being developed for obesity management. I also educate students at NYU School of Medicine in diagnostic and treatment techniques for people with obesity.


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • obesity
  • weight loss
Treatments
  • weight control

Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine, 2007
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Geisinger Medical Center, Nutrition, 2008
  • Residency, Lenox Hill Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2007
  • MD from Medical College Of Georgia, 2004
Departments

Is this your profile?

Edit profile

Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
    • Aetna Meritain Health
    • Aetna Open Access EPO
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Plan
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access HMO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access PPO Large Group
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Local 32BJ Employees
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS PPO/EPO Small Group
    • New York Hotel Trades
    • Unicare
  • Cigna
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna Great West PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
    • Cigna NALC
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access PPO
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Consolidated Health Plans-NYU Student
    • Great West HMO
    • MVP-Cigna Network
  • GHI
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
  • Health Smart
    • WTC Health Program-HHC
  • Humana
    • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Local 1199
    • Local 1199 - NYU Hospital Member Choice
    • Local 1199 PPO
  • Magnacare
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part B
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
  • POMCO Insurance Company
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
    • TRICARE
    • TriWest
    • US Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • AARP Medicare Complete Mosaic
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UHC Medicare Complete Choice Regional PPO
    • UMR
    • UMR WTC Health Program
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice NSLIJ
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice (JP Morgan Employees)
  • Veterans Choice
    • Veterans Choice Program-VACAA
View All Accepted Plans This list of insurances changes regularly, and insurance plans listed may not be accepted at all office locations for this provider. Before your appointment, please confirm with your insurance company that this provider accepts your insurance.

Locations and Appointments

Schedule a Video Visit with Your Doctor

Many of our doctors offer video visits, so you can see a doctor from your mobile device instead of an in-person appointment. Login to your NYU Langone Health MyChart account or the NYU Langone Health app to schedule a video visit with your doctor.

NYU Bariatrics Surgical Associates

530 1st Avenue, Suite 10S
New York, NY 10016

Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • Efficacy and Safety of Tirzepatide Once Weekly in Participants without Type 2 Diabetes Who Have Obesity or are Overweight with WeightRelated Comorbidities: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial

    Learn More
  • Semaglutide Obesity Trial

    Learn More
  • Clinical Efficacy and Safety of Using 3.0mg Liraglutide to Treat Weight Regain After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery

    Learn More
View All Research Studies (3)

Publications

Related News