About Chika Anekwe, MD, MPH

Chika V. Anekwe, MD, MPH is an obesity medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. Anekwe received her Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, her MD from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and her MPH from Columbia University. She was a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholar for both her undergraduate and graduate studies, and 2006-2007 Princeton Project 55 Public Interest Fellow at North Lawndale College Preparatory High School in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Anekwe completed her internship in Pediatrics at NYU Langone Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital, and went on to complete her residency in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health at SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center. Following residency, Dr. Anekwe served as Assistant Instructor at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine’s Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine, where she instructed residents in obesity medicine. 

Before joining MGH/HMS in August 2018, Dr. Anekwe was a staff physician at Long Island Weight Loss Institute, the largest private obesity medicine practice in Long Island, NY. Dr. Anekwe’s professional interests are in the areas of clinical nutrition, obesity, non-surgical weight management, health policy and community health outreach, with a special interest in underserved communities.

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MGH Weight Center
50 Staniford Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2517
Phone: 617-726-4400
Fax: 617-724-6565

Medical Education

  • Columbia University
  • MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Residency, SUNY Stony Brook

American Board Certifications

  • Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, American Board of Preventitive Medicine

Accepted Insurance Plans

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