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Holly F. Lofton, MD

  • Specialty: Internal Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-3166
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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 am currently involved in research pertaining to the effects of liraglutide, a type 2 diabetes treatment, on people who have regained weight after bariatric surgery. I also educate students at NYU School of Medicine in diagnostic and treatment techniques for people with obesity.


Conditions and Treatments

obesity, weight control, weight loss

Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Geisinger Medical Center, Nutrition, 2008
  • Residency, Lenox Hill Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2007
  • MD from Medical College Of Georgia, 2004
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NYU Bariatrics Surgical Associates

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

Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • Semaglutide Obesity Trial

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

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