Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery, Emory University, Medical Director of Child Wellness at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
Akron Children's Hospital Bruce F. Rothmann, M.D. Chair in Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Wulkan is a pioneer in pediatric advanced minimally invasive surgery with a strong interest in neonatal and thoracic lesions. After initiating the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center at Children’s in 2003, he oversaw its growth into one of the most high volume pediatric minimally invasive programs in the country. Additionally, he performed Children’s first lap-band procedure to treat adolescent obesity in 2007, was one of the first surgeons in Georgia to perform single-site incision surgery on pediatric patients for routine surgeries in 2009, and performed the first laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for adolescent obesity in the Southeast in 2010.
Chair of the Section of Obesity, Volunteer Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Private Practice, Pediatric Associates, Kentucky
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine
Director, Duke Healthy Lifestyles Program.
Sarah Armstrong, MD, FAAP, is founding Director of Duke Children’s Healthy Lifestyles, a pediatric weight management program, and Medical Director of Bull City Fit, a community-based partnership with Durham Parks and Recreation which offers free wellness activities for children with obesity and their families. She is a member of the Academic Pediatric Association’s Research Scholars Program and serves on the Executive Committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section on Obesity. Her research interests are focused on the discovery and testing of novel interventions for treatment of severe child and adolescent obesity, including mobile health technology and community-healthcare partnerships. She was awarded an innovation prize from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s National Childhood Obesity Challenge in 2013.
Dr. Browne is a pediatric/adolescent weight management specialist and pediatric surgeon. He has worked in the development of treatment algorithms for pediatric obesity for 15 years as Clinical Director of the New Hope Pediatric and Adolescent Weight Management Program at UIC Medical Center in Chicago (2004-2008), Attending physician at The Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio (2008-2009), and founder of the Pediatric Weight Management Program at the Carle Clinic in Urbana (2012 to 2016). With Drs. Mark and Ai-Xuan Holterman, Dr. Browne developed and served as Principal Investigator of FDA IDE #1 to study the adjustable gastric band in severely obese adolescents. Dr. Browne is the author and co-author of a number of papers, articles, and chapters on the treatment of pediatric obesity. He is a member of the Section on Obesity of the AAP, the Pediatric Committee of The Obesity Society, the Pediatric Committee of ASMBS, and the Pediatric Obesity Committee of APSA. In 2014, Dr. Browne became certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Since July 2016, Dr. Browne has focused full-time on pediatric weight management through advocacy, education, and writing.
Joseph Flynn, MD, MS, is a Professor of Pediatrics in the University of Washington School of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Nephrology at Seattle Children's. He also holds the Dr. Robert O. Hickman Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nephrology. Dr. Flynn completed his pediatric nephrology training at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA, and later received an MS in Clinical Research from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.
Dr. Claudia Fox is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. She is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Weight Management Program and the co-Director of the Teen Weight Loss Surgery Program at the University of Minnesota. She completed her M.D. and M.P.H. degrees at the University of Minnesota and completed a fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics also at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Fox is Board Certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine, in addition to Pediatrics. Her expertise is in the clinical management of children and adolescents with severe obesity, and particularly in the use of pharmacotherapy for obesity in this population. Dr. Fox’s research focus has also been in the use of medications for obesity in youth. She has been a co-investigator in several clinical trials examining the weight loss properties of various medications for youth with severe obesity.
Alyson B. Goodman, MD is a practicing Pediatrician in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 8 years. Medical Epidemiologist, Pediatrician at Centers for Disease Control Greater Atlanta AreaGovernment Administration.
Dr. Tom Inge is a professor and chair of pediatric surgery and Children’s Hospital of Colorado. In addition to his role as division head for pediatric surgery, in 2017 he established the section of adolescent bariatric surgery integrating a surgical treatment option into existing obesity treatment program for adolescents with severe and other special forms of obesity at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado. He has authored or co-authored over 140 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and provided over 120 invited lectures for national and international professional groups. Dr. Inge has served as a consultant to the NIH and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He has also served in leadership positions on numerous committees and task forces for surgical and pediatric professional organizations including ASMBS, TOS, AAP, and APSA.
Sr Advisor for Healthcare Solutions, American Council on Exercise, Diplomat, American Board of Obesity Medicine, Co-Chair, San Diego Childhood Obesity Initiative, Communications Chair, AAP Section on Obesity
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Medical Director, Texas Center for the Prevention of Childhood Obesity; Medical Director, Austin ISD Student Health Services, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas. Austin, Texas.
Gitanjali Srivastava, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition at the Boston University School of Medicine. Throughout her careerm Dr. Srivastava has been high achieving and was inducted into five honor societies: the Golden Key Society, Gamma Beta Phi, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Alpha Omega Alpha. During her undergraduate years she was awarded the Chancellor's Gold Medal, the highest award granted to a student and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Later on in her career, she was recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics with the Outstanding Distinguished Services Award to a Young Physician. She received licensed to practice in five states, three of which are still active. In the medical community, she is well-known for her numerous publications and is frequently featured at conferences.