The Mount Sinai Weight and Metabolism Management Program

The Mount Sinai Weight and Metabolism Management Program, housed in the division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Diseases, provides a comprehensive approach to the management of obesity and associated complications. Medical Director Dr. Reshmi Srinath, assistant professor in the division, has training and extensive expertise in medical weight management. As a former nationally ranked division I tennis player she has fostered an interest in healthy eating, lifestyle and weight management since childhood.

Our team consists of highly trained endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, exercise physiologist, and bariatric surgeons. Our personal approach helps patients identify internal and external factors that contribute to weight gain. We will direct you using a personalized approach to the most effective method tailored for you to achieve significant weight loss. By focusing on excess weight gain we can prevent or reduce the progression of complications of obesity.

Steps in your personalized evaluation may include the following:

  • Initial comprehensive evaluation by an endocrinologist to assess patterns of weight gain, risk factors, and complications. This will include appropriate laboratory assessment.
  • Optimization of chronic medications to avoid those medications that cause weight gain.
  • Consultation with a nutritionist to review eating habits, calorie intake and to develop a personalized meal plan.
  • Individual or group support meetings with experts in diet and exercise.
  • Referral for surgical management of weight when medically indicated.
  • Consultation with cardiology, sleep medicine when medically indicated.

Weight is a challenging issue for many people, with eating and lifestyle patterns that often start at an early age and continue through adulthood. The path to weight loss is even more difficult because of hormones from the brain, gut, and fat which promote appetite and lower metabolism as we try to lose weight. Body mass index (BMI) is an estimate of body fat based on your height and weight. An individual is considered overweight if they have a body mass index (BMI) higher than 25 and obese if BMI is higher than 30. In the United States, approximately 1 in 3 individuals are obese (according to the most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) and the epidemic is growing.

Many factors can play a role in weight gain:

  • genetics
  • the environment with access to high fat, high sugar containing foods
  • medications
  • mood disorders
  • endocrine disorders such as hypothyroidism, hypercortisolism, menopause

Complications include and are not limited to:

  • type II diabetes
  • heart disease and stroke
  • liver and gallbladder disease
  • obstructive sleep apnea
  • polycystic ovary syndrome
  • low testosterone
  • osteoarthritis

Treatment options will be developed in consultation with the patient and the Program team, and may include the following:

  • Calorie restricted diet with focus on a balance of foods with carbohydrate, protein and fats
  • An individualized prescription for exercise
  • Use of weight loss medications
  • Weight loss surgery with our Bariatric Surgery team

For Physician Referrals

If you would like to refer a patient to the Mount Sinai Weight and Metabolism Management Program, please call the office at 212-241-3422 and our staff will arrange for a prompt appointment. Our physicians are committed to fitting in new patients with two weeks.

Please provide your office information and additional contact information, so that we can ensure excellent communication and include you on all correspondence. We also ask that you send us any medical records, including lab results (including prior endocrine testing).

Records may be faxed to our practice at 212-423-0508. We approach cases in a collaborative manner and would be happy to work with you in providing ongoing care for your patient.

For Self-Referring Patients

If you are concerned want to consult about weight or obesity problems and would like a second opinion from one of our expert physicians, we are here to help. You can call our office at 212-241-3422 to arrange an appointment with our care team. Prior to your appointment, we ask that you send us a copy of any lab results you may have. This information can be faxed to 212-423-0508.

Our Doctors

Dr. Reshmi Srinath
Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Diseases
Director, the Mount Sinai Weight and Metabolism Management Program

Dr. Robert Yanagisawa
Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Diseases

Dr. Barrie Weinstein
Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Diseases

Dr. Zijian Chen
Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Diseases

Brianna Adler, RD

Richard Weil, M.Ed., CDE

Betty Kovacs, MS, RD

Bariatric Surgeons

Dr. Daniel Herron

Dr. Subhash Kini

Our Research

We are dedicated to engaging in research to promote advancement in patient care. Patients will be notified of ongoing clinical trials at their visit.

Bariatric Surgery

The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program at Mount Sinai is an innovative, multidisciplinary program designed to treat obesity and the numerous health problems that accompany conditions associated with it, such as Type 2 diabetes. New research suggests that both diabetes and obesity may in fact be diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Surgical modification of the stomach and intestines, such as bariatric surgery, may result in substantial improvements in both these conditions. Coordinated by the Division of Metabolic, Endocrine and Minimally Invasive Surgery, the Program includes a tightly integrated group of advanced laparoscopic and minimally invasive endocrine surgeons, working in conjunction with internal medicine specialists, endocrinologists, cardiologists, diabetologists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and nutritionists. This distinguished team provides a broad spectrum of both traditional and advanced procedures to treat diabetes and obesity.

Contact Us

For information or to make an appointment:

The Mount Sinai Weight and Metabolism Management Program
5 E 98th Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10029
Tel: 212-241-3422
Fax: 212-423-0508

Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Weight Loss Program
114th Street & Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
Tel: 212-523-8440