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MS Teaching Faculty

Mary F. DiGiorgi, Ph.D.

Mary DiGiorgi, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition (in Surgery) at the Columbia University Medical Center

Associate Director of the Medical Nutrition Program for Health Professionals

md180@cumc.columbia.edu

 

 

 

 

Degrees

·         MS – Columbia University
·         MPH – Columbia University
·         PhD – Columbia University


Courses

MS Courses:

·         Essentials of Behavior Counseling and Medical Nutrition Management
·         Obesity: Etiology, Prevention and Treatment

Health Professional Courses:

·         Behavior Counseling
·         Readings
·         Clinical Nutrition
·         Essentials of Behavior Counseling and Medical Nutrition Management
·         Introduction to Epidemiology
·         Special Studies

Research Interests

·         Surgical outcomes research
·         Outcomes of bariatric surgery    

 

Recent Publications - Pubmed


Zitsman JL, DiGiorgi MF, Fennoy I, Schauben Kopchinski J, Sysko R, Devlin MJ. Adolescent laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB): prospective results in 137 patients followed for 3 years. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2014 In press.

 

Zitsman J, DiGiorgi M, Marr JR, Witt MA, Bessler M. Comparative outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) in adolescents and adults. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2011 Nov-Dec;7(6):720-6.

 

Choi J, DiGiorgi M, Milone L, Schrope B, Olivera-Rivera L, Daud A, Davis D, Bessler M. Outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in patients with low body mass index. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2010 Jul-Aug;6(4):367-71.

 

Bessler M, Daud A, DiGiorgi MF, Inabnet WB, Schrope B, Olivero-Rivera L, Davis D. Adjustable gastric banding as revisional bariatric procedure after failed gastric bypass--intermediate results. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2010 Jan-Feb;6(1):31-5.

 

DiGiorgi M, Rosen DJ, Choi J, Milone L, Schrope B, Olivero-Rivera L, Restuccia N, Urban-Skuro MC, Inabnet WB, Bessler M. Reemergence of Diabetes After Gastric Bypass in Patients with Mid to Long-Term Follow-Up. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2010 May-Jun;6(3):249-53.

 

Harari A, Allendorf J, Shifrin A, DiGiorgi M, Inabnet WB. Negative preoperative localization leads to greater resource utilization in the era of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. American Journal of Surgery. 2009 Jun;197(6):769-73.

 

Bessler M, Daud A, DiGiorgi MF, Schrope BA, Inabnet WB, Davis DG.  Frequency distribution of weight loss percentage after gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2008 Jul-Aug;4(4):486-91.

 

DiGiorgi M, Daud A, Inabnet W, Schrope B, Urban-Skuro M, Restuccia N, Bessler M.  Markers of bone and calcium metabolism following gastric bypass and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.  Obesity Surgery.  2008 Sep;18(9):1144-8.

 

Allendorf JA, Lauerman M, Bill A, DiGiorgi M, Goetz N, Vakiani E, Remotti H, Schrope B, Sherman W, Hall M, Fine RL, Chabot JA.  Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Radiation for Patients with Locally Unresectable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: Feasibility, Efficacy, and Survival.  Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.  2008 Jan;12(1):91-100.

 

Allendorf J, DiGiorgi M, Spanknebel K, Inabnet W, Chabot J, LoGerfo P.  1112 consecutive bilateral neck explorations for primary hyperparathyroidism.  World Journal of Surgery. 2007 Nov;31(11):2075-80.

 

Bessler M, Daud A, Kim T, DiGiorgi M.  Prospective randomized trial of banded versus nonbanded gastric bypass for the super obese: early results.  Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2007 Jul-Aug;3(4):480-4.

 

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