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Violeta B. Popov, MD, PhD

  • Specialty: Gastroenterology
  • Languages: English, Bulgarian, Russian

About Me

Conditions and Treatments

  • obesity
  • fatty liver
  • weight loss
  • liver cirrhosis
  • steatohepatitis
  • upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • gastroscopy
  • weight control
  • minimally invasive surgery


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology), 2013
Education and Training
  • PhD from Yale University, 2014
  • Fellowship, Yale-New Haven Medical Center, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 2012
  • Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Geriatric Medicine, 2004
  • Residency, New York Medical College, Internal Medicine, 2003
  • MD from Sofia Medical Academy, 1998

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Research My Research


obesity, weight loss, gut microbiome, intragastric balloons, bariatric endoscopy, fatty liver disease

Research Summary

My research focuses on developing minimally invasive methods such as intragastric balloons to treat obesity, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and complications of bariatric surgery. I also study the role of the gut microbiome in weight gain, liver disease and methods to modulate the microbiome to help treat obesity-related conditions.

Research Interests Timeline

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