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Medical Director, Center for Better Health and Nutrition

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-636-9420

Board Certified

My Biography & Research

Biography

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.

Clinical Interests

Child abuse evaluation.

Research Interests

Practice-based clinical research.

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Departments

Heart, Obesity Prevention, Cardiology, Heart

Cincinnati Children's Blog

6 Steps Parents Can Take to Keep Kids Hearts Healthy

BlogHealthy 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

Science Blog

My Locations

My Education

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.

My Publications

Selected Publication

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

Community Healthcare and Technology to Enhance Communication in Pediatric Obesity Care: Expert Exchange Workgroup's Views. Siegel, RM; Haemer, M; Kharofa, RY; Christison, AL; Hampl, SE; Tinajero-Deck, L; Lockhart, MK; Reich, S; Pont, SJ; Stratbucker, W; et al. Childhood Obesity. 2018; 14:453-460.

A TWO-TIERED SCHOOL CAFETERIA INTERVENTION OF EMOTICONS AND SMALL PRIZES INCREASED HEALTHFUL FOOD SELECTION BY OVER 300%. Siegel, RM; Hudgens, M; Annekin, A; Simmons, K; Shelly, J; Bell, I; Kotagal, UR. 2016; 5:60-66.

Small prizes increased healthful school lunch selection in a Midwestern school district. Siegel, R; Lockhart, MK; Barnes, AS; Hiller, E; Kipp, R; Robison, DL; Ellsworth, SC; Hudgens, ME. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 2016; 41:370-374.

An Office-Based Low-Carbohydrate Intervention in Teens: One-Year Follow-Up of a Six-Month Intervention. Siegel, RM; Rich, W; Khoury, J. Clinical Pediatrics. 2011; 50:1062-1063.

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

A 6-Month, Office-Based, Low-Carbohydrate Diet Intervention in Obese Teens. Siegel, RM; Rich, W; Joseph, EC; Linhardt, J; Knight, J; Khoury, J; Daniels, SR. Clinical Pediatrics. 2009; 48:745-749.

Treatment of otitis media with observation and a safety-net antibiotic prescription. Siegel, RM; Kiely, M; Bien, JP; Joseph, EC; Davis, JB; Mendel, SG; Pestian, JP; DeWitt, TG. Pediatrics. 2003; 112:527-531.

Barriers to domestic violence screening in the pediatric setting. Erickson, MJ; Hill, TD; Siegel, RM. Pediatrics. 2001; 108:98-102.

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; 16:1776-1776.