Postgraduate Course

Symposium F: Management of Obesity: Role of the Gastroenterologist

Managing Complications of Bariatric Surgery

Sunday, October 15
4:25 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Valencia Ballroom BC (Level 4)

Category: Obesity

Learning Objectives:

Reem Z. Sharaiha

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York

Dr. Reem Sharaiha is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She is an expert in endoscopic (non surgical) treatment for weight loss and the improvement of weight-related health conditions. She is board certified in gastroenterology, internal medicine (in both the United States and UK) and is also an advanced fellowship trained interventional gastroenterologist. She received her medical degree from the University of London. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Campus and her fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Campus, where she received a masters in patient oriented research. She also completed her Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Her research is primarily focused on interventional endoscopy. A major focus of her research is on endoscopic treatment options for obesity, as well as ablation therapies for malignancy and treatment of pancreatic fluid collections. She is also grant funded. Her objectives are to develop and understand the new endoscopic techniques for reducing the obesity epidemic, and understand the safety and efficacy of such techniques and their impact on comorbidities.


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