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Alison G. Hoppin, MD, is Associate Director for Pediatric Programs at MassGeneral Hospital for Children's Weight Center. The program provides care for children and adolescents who are overweight or obese, tailored to the individual patient.
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Dr. Hoppin is an attending physician in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Massachusetts General Hospital, with particular clinical expertise in excessive weight gain and obesity and associated medical problems in children and adolescents. She has been medical director of the Pediatric programs at the MGH Weight Center since its inception in 1999, working closely with a multidisciplinary team including dietitians, psychologists, and surgeons. Dr. Hoppin completed Medical school at Columbia University, then a residency in Pediatrics at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York. In Boston, she completed a fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition through Harvard Medical School (the Combined Program at Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital), then related Research fellowships at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She has been an Attending Physician in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Massachusetts General Hospital since 1997.
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Obesity is a unique medical problem because it affects a large proportion of the population across the entire lifespan, causes comorbidities in virtually every organ system including mental health and social functioning, typically affects several members of the same family, and is remarkably refractory to treatment.
Accordingly, the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Weight Center is a unique program, with the following goals: multidisciplinary clinical care for children with obesity, lifespan approach, collaborative research.
Experts from MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the MGH Weight Center weigh-in on the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating childhood obesity.
Pediatrician Nicolas Oreskovic, MD, MPH, and researcher Alison Hoppin, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist offer tips to counter "globesity."
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