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profileFatima Cody Stanford, M.D.

TitleInstructor in Medicine
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
AddressMassachusetts General Hospital
4th Flr, Weight Center
50 Staniford Street
Boston MA 02114
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TitleInstructor in Pediatrics
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital

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1995ISEF Finalist
1996 - 2000Governor's Scholar
1996 - 2000Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar
1996Ebony Magazine Top High School Student
1996USA Today High School Academic Team Honorable Mention
1996Benjamin Elijah Mays High School Valedictorian
1997Emory University Caucus of Emory Black Alumni Herman Reese Community Service Award
1999Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Most Outstanding Collegiate Sorority Member- Southern Region
2000Emory University Black Student Alliance Outstanding Leadership Award
2000Multicultural Award of Overall Excellence
2000Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities
2001Gold Congressional Award
2001Emory College Hall of Fame Inductee
2003 - 2007George Stoney Medical Scholar
2005American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award
2005National Student Research Forum Best Orthopaedic Surgery Poster
2005Eastern Atlantic Student Research Forum Best Overall Clinical Science Presentation
2005Student National Medical Association Best Overall Clinical Research Presentation
2006National Medical Association 3rd Place Orthopaedic Research Competion
2006Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society Medical Student Scholarship
2009American Medical Association Paul Ambrose Award for Public Health Contribution
2010American Medical Association 1st Place Health Policy Poster
2010American College of Physicians- SC chapter 1st Place Oral Research Competition
2011South Carolina Medical Association 1st Place Poster Competition
2011 - 2015Who’s Who in America
2012White House Fellows Regional Finalist
2012Excellence in Ambulatory Care Award- Internal Medicine
2012National Medical Association Top 40 Health Professional Under 40
2013ACP Johnson Leadership Award
2013NIH Loan Repayment Program- Disparities
2014Harvard University Certificate of Excellence in Tutoring
2014 - 2015Harvard University Zuckerman Fellow
2015American Medical Association Inspirational Physician Award
2015Fellow-The Obesity Sociey
2016Top 40 under 40 in Minority Health
2016Fellow- American Academy of Pediatrics
2016NIH/ NMA Academic Medicine Fellow
2016Sanchez and Ferguson Research Faculty Award
2016Donald O'Hara Teaching Award Nominee (Years 1 & 2)
2017Massachusetts General Hospital Nathaniel Bowditch Award Individual Nominee
2017Harvard Medical School Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award
2017Massacusetts Medical Society Women's Health Award
2017Emory University Top 40 Under 40
2017 - 2021Massachusetts General Hospital Physician Scientist Development Award
2017Fellow- American College of Physicians

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  1. Patel DK, Stanford FC. Safety and tolerability of new-generation anti-obesity medications: a narrative review. Postgrad Med. 2018 Feb 08; 1-10. PMID: 29388462.
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  2. Kyle TK, Stanford FC, Nadglowski JF. Addressing Weight Stigma and Opening Doors for a Patient-Centered Approach to Childhood Obesity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Nov 20. PMID: 29152885.
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  3. Gomez G, Stanford FC. US health policy and prescription drug coverage of FDA-approved medications for the treatment of obesity. Int J Obes (Lond). 2017 Nov 20. PMID: 29151591.
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  4. Tauqeer Z, Gomez G, Stanford FC. Obesity in Women: Insights for the Clinician. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2017 Oct 27. PMID: 29077514.
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  5. Maffoni S, De Giuseppe R, Stanford FC, Cena H. Folate status in women of childbearing age with obesity: a review. Nutr Res Rev. 2017 Dec; 30(2):265-271. PMID: 28587698.
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  6. Kedrin D, Gandhi SC, Wolf M, Roper J, Yilmaz O, Corey K, Khalili H, Stanford FC, Gala M. Bariatric Surgery Prior to Index Screening Colonoscopy Is Associated With a Decreased Rate of Colorectal Adenomas in Obese Individuals. Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2017 Feb 09; 8(2):e73. PMID: 28181993.
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  7. Cena H, Stanford FC, Ochner L, Fonte ML, Biino G, De Giuseppe R, Taveras E, Misra M. Association of a history of childhood-onset obesity and dieting with eating disorders. Eat Disord. 2017 May-Jun; 25(3):216-229. PMID: 28139175.
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  8. Wilson ER, Kyle TK, Nadglowski JF, Stanford FC. Obesity coverage gap: Consumers perceive low coverage for obesity treatments even when workplace wellness programs target BMI. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 02; 25(2):370-377. PMID: 28063213.
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  9. Butsch WS, Stanford FC. Caloric restriction improves health-related quality of life in healthy normal weight and overweight individuals. Evid Based Med. 2017 03; 22(1):33. PMID: 27881466.
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  10. Stanford FC, Butsch WS. Metabolically Healthy Obesity and Development of Chronic Kidney Disease. Ann Intern Med. 2016 11 15; 165(10):742-743. PMID: 27842408.
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  11. Stanford FC, Alfaris N, Gomez G, Ricks ET, Shukla AP, Corey KE, Pratt JS, Pomp A, Rubino F, Aronne LJ. The utility of weight loss medications after bariatric surgery for weight regain or inadequate weight loss: A multi-center study. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Mar; 13(3):491-500. PMID: 27986587.
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  12. Stanford FC. Obesity and Breastfeeding: Exploring the Relationship. Breastfeed Med. 2016 Oct; 11:411-2. PMID: 27602697.
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  13. Cena H, De Giuseppe R, Biino G, Persico F, Ciliberto A, Giovanelli A, Stanford FC. Evaluation of eating habits and lifestyle in patients with obesity before and after bariatric surgery: a single Italian center experience. Springerplus. 2016; 5(1):1467. PMID: 27652042; PMCID: PMC5007240.
  14. Kyle TK, Stanford FC. Low utilization of obesity medications: What are the implications for clinical care? Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 Sep; 24(9):1832. PMID: 27569116.
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  15. Maffazioli GD, Stanford FC, Campoverde Reyes KJ, Stanley TL, Singhal V, Corey KE, Pratt JS, Bredella MA, Misra M. Comparing Outcomes of Two Types of Bariatric Surgery in an Adolescent Obese Population: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass vs. Sleeve Gastrectomy. Front Pediatr. 2016; 4:78. PMID: 27508205; PMCID: PMC4960456.
  16. Misra M, Ackerman KE, Bredella MA, Stanford FC, Faje AT, Nordberg A, Derrico NP, Bouxsein ML. Racial Differences in Bone Microarchitecture and Estimated Strength at the Distal Radius and Distal Tibia in Older Adolescent Girls: a Cross-Sectional Study. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2017 Aug; 4(4):587-598. PMID: 27387309.
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  17. Stanford FC, Alfaris N, Misra M. Metformin versus Placebo in Obese Pregnant Women without Diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2016 Jun 23; 374(25):2501. PMID: 27332918.
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  18. Alfaris N, Kyle TK, Nadai J, Stanford FC. A new era of addiction treatment amplifies the stigma of disease and treatment for individuals with obesity. Int J Obes (Lond). 2016 09; 40(9):1335-6. PMID: 27323868.
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  19. Kyle TK, Stanford FC. Body Fat Percentage Should Not Be Confused With Lifestyle Behaviors. Mayo Clin Proc. 2016 06; 91(6):820-1. PMID: 27261870.
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  20. Stanford FC, Kyle TK. Obesity Education Beyond Nutrition Education: Thinking Farther Outside the Box. Acad Med. 2016 Feb; 91(2):164. PMID: 26813650.
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  21. Stanford FC, Pratt JS, Meireles OR, Bredella MA. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) after bariatric surgery--a potential consequence associated with rapid withdrawal of antihypertensive medications. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Dec 23; 2015. PMID: 26698202.
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  22. Stanford FC, Kyle TK. Why food policy and obesity policy are not synonymous: the need to establish clear obesity policy in the United States. Int J Obes (Lond). 2015 Dec; 39(12):1667-8. PMID: 26643152.
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  23. Kyle TK, Nadglowski JF, Claridy MD, and Stanford FC. U.S. Employee Wellness Programs and Access to Obesity Treatment in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance. American Journal Managed Care. 2015; 21(SP15):513-515.
  24. Thomas DM, Kyle TK, Stanford FC. The gap between expectations and reality of exercise-induced weight loss is associated with discouragement. Prev Med. 2015 Dec; 81:357-60. PMID: 26500086.
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  25. Kyle TK, Stanford FC. American Journal of Managed Care. Stumbling Toward Access to Evidence-Based Care for the Chronic Disease of Obesity. 2015; 21(SP13):431; 455.
  26. Stanford FC, Johnson ED, Claridy MD, Earle RL, Kaplan LM. The Role of Obesity Training in Medical School and Residency on Bariatric Surgery Knowledge in Primary Care Physicians. Int J Family Med. 2015; 2015:841249. PMID: 26339506; PMCID: PMC4539067.
  27. Stanford FC, Kyle TK, Claridy MD, Nadglowski JF, Apovian CM. The influence of an individual's weight perception on the acceptance of bariatric surgery. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Feb; 23(2):277-81. PMID: 25546377.
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  28. Stanford FC, Jones DB, Schneider BE, Blackburn GL, Apovian CM, Hess DT, Chiodi S, Robert S, Bourland AC, Wee CC. Patient race and the likelihood of undergoing bariatric surgery among patients seeking surgery. Surg Endosc. 2015 Sep; 29(9):2794-9. PMID: 25492453; PMCID: PMC4597304.
  29. Stanford FC, Durkin MW, Stallworth JR, Powell CK, Poston MB, Blair SN. Factors that influence physicians' and medical students' confidence in counseling patients about physical activity. J Prim Prev. 2014 Jun; 35(3):193-201. PMID: 24682887.
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  30. Stanford FC, Taveras EM. The Massachusetts school-based body mass index experiment: gleaning implementation lessons for future childhood obesity reduction efforts. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Apr; 22(4):973-5. PMID: 24458805.
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  31. Vann LH, Stanford FC, Durkin MW, Hanna A, Knight LM, Stallworth JR. "Moving and losing": A pilot study incorporating physical activity to decrease obesity in the pediatric population. J S C Med Assoc. 2013 Dec; 109(4):116-20. PMID: 24908910.
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  32. Stanford FC, Durkin MW, Stallworth JR, Blair SN. Comparison of physical activity levels in physicians and medical students with the general adult population of the United States. Phys Sportsmed. 2013 Nov; 41(4):86-92. PMID: 24231600.
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  33. Stanford FC, Hoppin AG. Extreme childhood obesity secondary to homozygous melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4R) mutation: a case report. J S C Med Assoc. 2012 Oct-Dec; 108(5):124-7. PMID: 23431915.
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  34. Joylene John-Sowah, MD, MPH Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH Kathryn McMurry,RD. American Medical News. Ethics Forum. Nutrition talks with patients: option or obligation? What should a doctor’s role be in promoting healthy eating?. 2012.
  35. Stanford FC, Durkin MW, Blair SN, Powell CK, Poston MB, Stallworth JR. Determining levels of physical activity in attending physicians, resident and fellow physicians and medical students in the USA. Br J Sports Med. 2012 Apr; 46(5):360-4. PMID: 22194220.
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  36. Lee DC, Sui X, Artero EG, Lee IM, Church TS, McAuley PA, Stanford FC, Kohl HW, Blair SN. Long-term effects of changes in cardiorespiratory fitness and body mass index on all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in men: the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study. Circulation. 2011 Dec 06; 124(23):2483-90. PMID: 22144631; PMCID: PMC3238382.
  37. Stanford FC. Obesity takes center stage. Virtual Mentor. 2010 Apr 01; 12(4):256-7. PMID: 23148827.
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  38. Stanford FC, Bonamo JR, Flynn MI, Sherman MF. Osteochondritis dissecans of the talus: a report of two male siblings. J S C Med Assoc. 2009 Sep; 105(5):183-5. PMID: 21246169.
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  39. Robinson J, Stanford FC, Kendoff D, Stüber V, Pearle AD. Replication of the range of native anterior cruciate ligament fiber length change behavior achieved by different grafts: measurement using computer-assisted navigation. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Jul; 37(7):1406-11. PMID: 19369575.
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  40. Stanford FC, Kendoff D, Warren RF, Pearle AD. Native anterior cruciate ligament obliquity versus anterior cruciate ligament graft obliquity: an observational study using navigated measurements. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Jan; 37(1):114-9. PMID: 18815237.
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  41. Lane CG, Warren RF, Stanford FC, Kendoff D, Pearle AD. In vivo analysis of the pivot shift phenomenon during computer navigated ACL reconstruction. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2008 May; 16(5):487-92. PMID: 18311485.
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  42. Fatima Cody Stanford. Deja Review: Behavioral Sciences. 2006.
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