Expert Team

The Weight Loss Center at Cedars-Sinai employs a highly integrated, multidisciplinary team of specialists that provides personalized patient care with the best possible outcomes. Team members include;

  • Weight loss surgeons who specialize in minimally invasive surgical techniques
  • Internists who specialize in obesity and nutrition
  • Registered dietitians
  • Physical therapists
  • Certified Bariatric Nurses
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Mental health professionals with expertise in eating disorders
  • Respiratory therapists

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Leadership

Adrienne Youdim, MD

Medical Director Cedars-Sinai Weight Loss Center

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Edward Phillips, MD, FACS

Executive Vice-Chair Department of Surgery
Chief Division of General Surgery

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Scott Cunneen, MD

Co-Director Bariatric Surgery

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Team Members

Miguel Burch, MD

Associate Director Minimally Invasive Surgery
Director Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship

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Farzin Feizbakhsh, MD

General Surgery

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Sergey Lyass, MD

Surgeon Weight Loss Center

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Ruchi Mathur, MD

Director Diabetes Center, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Endocrinologist Weight Loss Center

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Shahab Mehdizadeh, MD, MA

Attending Physician Division of Gastroenterology

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Monali Misra, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Surgeon Weight Loss Center

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Alexis Peraino, MD

Internal Medicine

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Mark Pimentel, MD, FRCPC

Director GI Motility Program
Director GI Motility Laboratory

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Edy Soffer, MD

Co-Director GI Motility Laboratory

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Leo Treyzon, MD, MS

Gastroenterology

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Michael Wetter, PsyD

Associate Director Psychology

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Emeritus*

Gary N. Furman, MD, FACS

Medical Coordinator Weight Loss Center

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Candidate Participant**

Carson David Liu, MD, FACS

Surgery

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Other Participating Physicians
  • Julian A. Gold, MD - Anesthesiology
  • Payman Vahedifar, MD - Internal Medicine, Nephrology

* Emeritus

** Candidate Participant (indicates physicians who have met candidate level participation and who are in the process of fulfilling the requirements to become a full participant in the center)