Dr. Christine Ren selected one "40 Under 40" Rising Stars

CRAIN'S NEW YORK BUSINESS, 2005, Gale Scott

Weight-loss surgeon is big on kindness

Dr. Christine Ren admits that she fit the definition of a "mean girl" as an adolescent. "Did I make fun of fat people? All the time," says Dr. Ren. So it might seem incongruous that as a surgeon she has helped hundreds of patients shed thousands of pounds by surgically banding their upper stomachs.

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