Robert Yanagisawa, MD
Director and Endocrinologist
Dr. Yanagisawa, a graduate of Brown University, is board certified in endocrinology and metabolism. He is a specialist in the treatment of obesity and obesity-associated conditions, such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and polycystic ovary syndrome. He has been a faculty member of Mount Sinai's Division of Endocrinology since 2001. Dr. Yanagisawa is also the Program Director of the Clinical Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Bone Disease at Icahn School of Medicine.
Maggie Lynch MS, RD, CDN
Maggie Lynch is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with a background in Psychology. She received a Master's degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University and graduated cum laude from Duke University with a degree in Psychology. Maggie completed one year of post-graduate work in Clinical Psychology at Florida State University. She specializes in nutrition for weight management, and approaches weight management and eating behavior from both nutritional and psychological perspectives.
Maggie's role in this program is to help patients achieve their weight loss goals by leading weekly behavior modification sessions and giving one-on-one nutrition counseling. She helps patients optimize their results by problem-solving with them to make the choices that will best support a healthier lifestyle and a healthier weight. "I find this work incredibly rewarding; helping my patients succeed is the reason I entered this field" says Maggie. Over the last year, patients in the program have had several exciting achievements. One of the patients has lost over 100 lbs, and participated in the 2010 NYC marathon. Another patient is rapidly approaching 100 lbs lost, and yet another has lost nearly 50 lbs and has been keeping it off for years. Many of our patients no longer need blood pressure or cholesterol medications. Patients often tell Maggie how good they feel, inside and out, now that they are no longer carrying around extra weight. We look forward to working with you to develop a healthy lifestyle and reaching your weight loss goals.
Yani Munoz is an Administrative Assistant for the Division of Endocrinology Diabetes and Bone Diseases. She has work for the Division for four years. She graduated cum laude from Herbert H. Lehman College with a degree in Health Sciences Administration.
As the coordinator for the program Yani works closely with Dr. Robert Yanagisawa and our dietitian Maggie Lynch to provide you with the best possible patient care and help you achieve your weight loss goals.
5 East 98th Street
New York, NY 10029