Patient Insight into the Health Risks Associated with Obesity

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Guest Speaker

Dr. Matthew RyanMatthew Ryan, MD, Ph.D.
Director of  Medical Student Clerkship Program and Assistant Professor

Topic: Patient Insight into the Health Risks Associated with Obesity

Topic Info:  A study that will be presented at Scientific Assembly says that only 1 in 7 patients who has been told by their physician that their weight is unhealthy agrees with that assessment. We’ll have the author on to discuss his findings.

Guest Info:  Dr. Matthew Ryan is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine with the University of Florida, Department of Emergency Medicine. He joined the faculty in 2008 after completing his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Dr. Ryan received his medical degree from University of Indiana School of Medicine. Although he and his family loved Indianapolis, the warmth of the Florida sun beckoned to him.Prior to medical school, Dr. Ryan was an Associate Professor of Chemistry of Purdue University Calumet. His research interests while at Purdue included parameterization models for inorganic chemistry and development of controls for nonindigenous species and bioinvasions, specifically nonchemical controls of zebra mussels using low frequency radiation. He received funding and published several papers in both fields. Prior to Purdue, Dr. Ryan held Postdoctoral Fellowships at York University, Department of Chemistry with Dr. A.B.P. Lever in Toronto, Canada and at the Technical University of Berlin, Institute for Organic Chemistry with Dr. Helmut Schwarz in Berlin, Germany. He received his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Florida under the direction of Dr. David Richardson – dissertation entitled, “Ionization, Bonding and Solvation Energetics of Organometallic Complexes”.


Host:  Dr. Leigh Vinocur

Show Date:  2011-10-07