Doctors and Staff

Silva A. Arslanian, MD

Chief, Weight Management and Wellness Center
Director, Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Center
UPMC Richard L. Day Endowed Chair in Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Ingrid Libman DeGordon, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
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Kara Hughan, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Hebatullah M Ismail, MBBCh, MSc, PhD

Clinical Director, Weight Management Clinic, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Pittsburgh
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SoJung Lee, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Weight Management and Wellness, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Staff

Administrative Staff

Rose Cloherty
Practice Manager

Marcy Vecchio
Administrative Assistant

Clinical Staff

Ellen Cernich, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
Dietitian

Lesli Dahl, PsyD
Clinical Behavioral Psychologist

Elizabeth Germana, MSW, LSW
Social Worker

Suzanne Komaniak, RN
Nurse Coordinator

Jodi Krall Stotts, PhD
Project Director, Community Benefit Initiatives
Project Director, University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute

Ann Marie Kuchera, MS, MA, RD
Community Outreach Program Manager

John Weidinger, PA-C 
Physician Assistant

Research Staff

Kathy Brown, RN, CDE
RISE Study Coordinator

Cara Conti, MS, RD
Research Registered Dietitian

Nancy Guerra, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner

Kristin Porter, RN, CDE
TODAY Study Coordinator

Denise Shearer, RN
Clinical Trials Study Coordinator

Jenna Spector, MS
Research Health and Fitness Coordinator

Theresa Stauffer
Chief Research Technician

Post-docs\Visiting Scholars

Joon Young Kim, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Yan Liang, M.D., Ph.D.
Visiting Research Scholar

Alexis Nasr, M.D.
Visiting Research Scholar