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Dr. Holly Lofton began her personal journey of weight loss as a preteen when she made a commitment to improve her diet and become more physically active. During her undergraduate years at Boston University, she continued her interest in weight management and subsequently trained as an aerobics instructor. During her regimented medical school years at the Medical College of Georgia, she successfully enlisted patients and fellow classmates to lead more active lifestyles combined with structured nutrition plans to improve their overall health.
Dr. Lofton continued to investigate the importance of weight loss in prevention and treatment of medical conditions as she completed her Internal Medicine residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. She was then selected to train at Geisinger Medical Center’s fellowship in Nutrition and Obesity Medicine in Pennsylvania. It was during that time that Dr. Lofton honed her skills at using evidence based medicine to treat overweight and obesity as well as utilizing nutrition as a component of caring for the whole patient. In her practice, she combines conventional weight loss with medications and low calorie diet plans to find each patient’s niche. Thoroughly skilled and competent in her expertise, she scored in the top ten physicians who passed the Board Examination for the American Board of Bariatric Medicine. She has also educated the general public about the importance of maintaining a normal weight through lectures, workshops, and a national radio segment.
Dr. Lofton practiced as a staff physician and fellowship director at Geisinger for several years before coming to the NYU Langone School of Medicine. During this time, she served on the bariatric medicine committee for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as well as on the Advisory Board and Board of Directors for the Obesity Action Coalition, all while training other physicians to become skilled in weight management and nutrition.