Robert M. Siegel, MD, FAAP

Medical Director, Center for Better Health and Nutrition

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-9420


Pediatric obesity prevention and treatment

Robert M. Siegel is a professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati and medical director of the Center for Better Health and Nutrition of the Heart Institute. He graduated Magna cum laude from Hunter College of the City University of New York and earned his MD from New York University. Dr. Siegel did his pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He was a general pediatrician for more than twenty years before joining the Heart Institute and was president of the Medical Staff at Cincinnati Children’s from 2008 to 2010. Dr. Siegel’s research interests include dietary and physical activity interventions in obese children.

MD: New York University, School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1984.

Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1984-87.

Fellowship: Infectious Diseases, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 1992. American Board of Pediatrics, 1988.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1988.

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Kanetzke EE, Lynch J, Prows CA, Siegel RM, Myers MF. Perceived Utility of Parent-Generated Family Health History as a Health Promotion Tool in Pediatric Practice. Clinical Pediatrics. 2011;50:720-8.

Siegel RM, Neidhard MS, Kirk S. A Comparison of Reduced Glycemic Load and Staged Portion-Controlled Diets in Improving BMI and Other Health Outcomes of Obese Children in a Pediatric Weight Management Program. Clinical Pediatrics. 2011;50:459-461.

Siegel RM, Rich W, Khoury J. An Office-Based Low Carbohydrate Intervention in Teens: One Year Follow-up of a Six-Month Intervention. Clinical Pediatrics. 2011;50:459-461.

Siegel RM. Acute Otitis Media Guidelines, Antibiotic Use, and Shared Medical Decision-Making. Pediatrics. 2010;125:384–386.

Siegel RM, Rich W, Joseph EC, Linhardt J, Knight K, Khoury J, Daniels SR. A Six Month Office-Based Low Carbohydrate Diet Intervention in Obese Teens. Clinical Pediatrics. 2009;48:745-749.

Siegel RM, Schubiner J, Sammarco VJ. A non-operative technique for peroneal tendon subluxation. Clinical Pediatrics. 2008;47(3):300-1.

Olson L, Radecki L, Frintner MP, Weiss K, Siegel R. At what age can children report their asthma health status? Pediatrics. Jan 2007;119:e93-e102.

Siegel RM, Bien J, Lichtenstein P, Davis J, Khoury J, Knight J, Kiely M, Bernier J. A safety-net prescription for otitis media: the effects of a PBRN study on patients and practitioners. Clinical Pediatrics. 2006;45:518-524.

Zink T, Siegel RM, Chen L, Levin L, Pabst S, Putnam F. Physician Knowledge and Management of Children Exposed to Domestic Violence in Ohio:  A Comparison of Pediatricians and Family Physicians. Clinical Pediatrics. 2005;44:211-219b.

Siegel RM. Antibiotics and acute otitis media: Reducing overuse and drug resistance. Fam Prac Recertification. 2004;26:92-97.