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Robert M. Siegel, MD, FAAP


  • Director, Center for Better Health and Nutrition
  • Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
I use an individualized approach with each child and family. As director of the Center for Better Health and Nutrition, I support our family-centered method that focuses on helping children and their families live a healthier lifestyle.

About

Biography

I am a pediatrician who specializes in pediatric obesity treatment and prevention. I was drawn to this work because of the great need in the community, and I chose pediatrics because I love working with children and young adults.

In my practice, I use an individualized approach with each child and family. As director of the Center for Better Health and Nutrition, I support our family-centered method that focuses on helping children and their families live a healthier lifestyle.

I was a general pediatrician for more than 20 years before moving to obesity work. I was honored to join the board of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

In addition to helping patients and families, I’m involved in research. Our team is examining better ways to treat and prevent obesity.

In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family, running, and playing with my dog and cats.

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Publications

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Relative Accuracy of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis for Assessing Body Composition in Children with Severe Obesity. Khan, S; Xanthakos, SA; Hornung, L; Arce-Clachar, C; Siegel, R; Kalkwarf, HJ. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2020.

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Relative Accuracy of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis for Assessing Body Composition in Children With Severe Obesity. Khan, S; Xanthakos, SA; Hornung, L; Arce-Clachar, C; Siegel, R; Kalkwarf, HJ. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2020; 70:e129-e135.

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A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic study of a fixed-dose combination of phentermine/topiramate in adolescents with obesity. Hsia, DS; Gosselin, NH; Williams, J; Farhat, N; Marier, JF; Shih, W; Peterson, C; Siegel, R. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. 2020; 22:480-491.

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What to Do about Childhood Obesity?. Kharofa, R; Siegel, R; Stackpole, K. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16.

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Pilot Testing of a Patient Decision Aid for Adolescents with Severe Obesity in US Pediatric Weight Management Programs within the COMPASS Network. Moore, J; Haemer, M; Mirza, N; Weatherall, YZ; Han, J; Mangarelli, C; Hawkins, MJ; Xanthakos, S; Siegel, R. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16.

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A Pilot Study of School-Based Comprehensive Cardiovascular Screening in Middle School Children. Siegel, RM; Strasser, K; Faust, M; Hudgens, M; Robison, D; Urbina, EM. Journal of Pediatrics. 2019; 208:287-289.

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Electronic Gaming Characteristics Associated with Class 3 Severe Obesity in Youth Who Attend the Pediatric Weight Management Programs of the COMPASS Network. Phan, TT; Tucker, JM; Siegel, R; Christison, AL; Stratbucker, W; Werk, LN; Hossain, J; Datto, G; Gentile, DA; Stubblefield, S. Childhood Obesity. 2019; 15:21-30.

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Healthier Choices in School Cafeterias: A Systematic Review of Cafeteria Interventions. Gordon, K; Dynan, L; Siegel, R. Journal of Pediatrics. 2018; 203:273-279.e2.

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Nudging Healthier Choices in a Hospital Cafeteria: Results From a Field Study. Mazza, MC; Dynan, L; Siegel, RM; Tucker, AL. Health Promotion Practice. 2018; 19:925-934.

From the Blog


New Data Shows Surge in Child Obesity Rates in Greater Cincinnati During Pandemic
Diabetes and Obesity

New Data Shows Surge in Child Obesity Rates in Greater Cincinnati During Pandemic

Robert M. Siegel, MD, FAAP11/9/2021

Cardiovascular Screenings Uncover High Cholesterol Cases Among Middle Schoolers
Diabetes and Obesity

Cardiovascular Screenings Uncover High Cholesterol Cases Among Middle Schoolers

Robert M. Siegel, MD, FAAP7/3/2019

6 Steps Parents Can Take to Keep Kids’ Hearts Healthy
BlogHealthy LivingHealthy Living

6 Steps Parents Can Take to Keep Kids’ Hearts Healthy

By Bob Siegel, MD2/4/2019

Does McDonalds Have the Right Idea
BlogChildhood Obesity

Does McDonald’s Have the Right Idea?

By Bob Siegel, MD4/26/2015

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