Find a Treatment Referral Center

The following Treatment Referral Centers can provide information to physicians and patients about genetic testing for obesity disorders, clinical trial opportunities, and potential future treatment options.

United States


Contact Info

Ivy Aslan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Oakland, CA
Tel: 510-428-3654
Fax: 510-450-5614

Silva Arslanian, MD
Richard L. Day Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
Founding Director, Weight Management and Wellness Center
Childcare’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Fax: 412-692-8531

Wendy Chung, MD PhD
Kennedy Family Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Columbia University
New York, NY
Tel: 212-851-5313
Fax: 212-851-5306

Michael Freemark, MD
Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Fax: 919-684-8613

Joan C. Han, MD
Director, Pediatric Obesity Program, Le Bonheur Children¹s Hospital
Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN
Tel: 901-287-6408
Fax: 901-287-6882

Robert Lustig, MD, MSL
Professor, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
San Francisco, CA
Fax: 415-502-5356

Dr. Jennifer Miller, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Fax: 352-334-1325

Dr. Ashley Shoemaker, MD
Ian M. Burr Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, Tennessee
Tel: 615-322-8116
Fax: 615-875-7633

Dr. Steven Smith, MD
Scientific Director, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes
Professor, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
La Jolla, CA

Jack A. Yanovski, MD, PhD
Chief, Section on Growth and Obesity
Division of Translational Medicine
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institutes of Health
Hatfield Clinical Research Center
Bethesda, MD
Tel: 301-496-0858
Fax: 301-480-4271


European Union


Contact Info

Karine Clément MD, PhD
Director of Institute of Cardiometabolism and Nutrition (ICAN)
INSERM/UPMC , Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, AP/HP
Paris, France
Tel: 00 33 (0) 1 42 17 7928

Prof. Sadaf Farooqi PhD, FRCP, FMedSci
Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow and Professor of Metabolism and Medicine
University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Tel: +44-1223-762634
Fax: +44-1223-762657

Peter Kühnen, MD
Institute of Experimental Pediatric Endocrinology
Charite Children’s Hospital
Berlin, Germany

Martin Wabitsch, MD
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
Interdisciplinary Obesity Unit
Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
University of Ulm
Ulm, Germany

This program is supported by Rhythm, a Boston-based biopharmaceutical company developing the MC4R peptide agonist, setmelanotide (RM-493), for obesity caused by genetic deficiencies in the MC4 pathway.
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