ROOTs of Nutrition

Explore the foundations of nutrition in obesity medicine with experts Jamie Kane, Doug Lambert and Jennifer Rajkumar of Northwell Health.
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ROOTs of Nutrition

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Sep 20, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
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Explore the foundations of nutrition in obesity medicine with experts Jamie Kane, Doug Lambert and Jennifer Rajkumar of Northwell Hospitals.

Jamie Kane, M.D.

Dr. Jamie Kane is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and an MD from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine prior to completing his residency training in Internal Medicine at Yale University. In addition to being the director for Northwell Health’s Center for Weight Management, he is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and serves as the chief of its section of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Kane has previously held faculty positions at Yale University and New York University in addition to creating multiple obesity medicine programs. He brings 10 years of clinical expertise to the Center for Weight Management in both university and private practice settings. He has long been passionate about chronic disease prevention and strongly believes individuals and communities, with the help of caring trained professionals, can make powerful changes critical to overall health and well-being. 

Doug Lambert, M.D., M.P.H. 

Dr. Doug Lambert graduated from University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed residency at Montefiore Medical center; and fellowships in general internal medicine and obesity medicine at Northwell Health and Hofstra University. Dr. Lambert has published research examining the risk of metabolic acidosis among patients with obesity and metabolic syndrome. He currently works as a clinical researcher and obesity medicine physician at Northwell Health. His continued research interests include examining the causes of metabolic acid-base disturbance in obesity; and the role this abnormality plays in the pathogenesis of weight-related comorbidity. Together with Dr. Jamie Kane, Dr. Lambert has begun planning a pilot intervention study at Northwell examining the feasibility and efficacy of plant-based diets for weight loss among patients of low socioeconomic status.

Jennifer Rajkumar, M.D.

Dr. Jennifer Rajkumar is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, at the Center for Weight Management at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. She completed medical school at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. She completed residency in family medicine at the VCU/Riverside Health System in Newport News, VA. She then worked as a primary care provider before transitioning to non-surgical weight management. Currently Dr. Rajkumar helps oversee residency and medical education in obesity medicine and assists with obesity medicine fellowship training, in addition to providing patients with tools to achieve a healthier weight primarily through plant forward eating habits, healthy stress management, sleep hygiene, and physical movement. Dr. Rajkumar is board certified in Family Medicine, Obesity Medicine, and in Culinary Medicine via the Goldring Culinary Institute at Tulane University.

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