Silvana Obici, MD FTOS Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Professor of Medicine
Dr. Obici is an internal medicine physician and serves in a dual role for our bariatric program, working with our patients and our team as both an endocrinologist, and an obesity medicine specialist.
As an obesity medicine specialist, Dr. Obici works with patients who are interested in medical weight loss, providing clinical care and guidance in the use of weight loss medications. As an endocrinologist, Dr. Obici provides consultations and treatment for individuals with disorders of the endocrine system such as diabetes, and metabolic disease. Both specialties uniquely qualify Dr. Obici with the expertise to meet the clinical needs of patients enrolled in the bariatric and metabolic weight loss center.
Dr. Obici has advanced training and certification in obesity medicine, achieving distinction as a Fellow of the Obesity Society (FTOS). She is an integral member of the Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center working collaboratively with the members of the team.
Pollytia I Panagiotou, MD Internal and Obesity Medicine
Dr. Panagiotou is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician with added training and board certification in Obesity Medicine.
She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Montclair State University and her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. She then completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Overlook Medical Center.
Dr. Panagiotou approaches obesity with a comprehensive medical approach; treating the whole patient rather than just the disease. Based on each patient’s unique medical history she utilizes medications, behavioral counseling, and lifestyle changes best suited for that patient allowing them to reverse many chronic conditions brought on by obesity and helping them achieve a healthy and safe weight.
Ghazal Sinha, MD Family, Population & Preventive Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Sinha is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician with additional training and board certification in Obesity Medicine.
As a primary care physician, Dr. Sinha helps her patients in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. Dr. Sinha uses her knowledge and clinical experience to assist patients in the management of Obesity using medications, lifestyle changes and thus help in preventing the other resultant chronic diseases.
Dr. Sinha did residency in Family Medicine from the University of Minnesota Medical Center in the twin cities, MN. Prior to coming to Stony Brook, Dr. Sinha has practiced in MI and Bronx, NY where she was the clinical director at a Federally Qualified Health Center.
Dr. Kirvalidze is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician with additional board certification in Obesity Medicine.
With a background in Family Medicine, she helps to prevent, diagnose and treat chronic conditions, and recognizes that many of these are related to obesity. She uses her training in Obesity Medicine to help treat this chronic condition with lifestyle recommendations and medication therapy.
She did her Family Medicine residency at Peconic Bay Medical Center on Long Island and joined Stony Brook in 2022.
Sanjay Galhotra is a board-certified physician in internal medicine and Obesity Medicine.
Dr. Galhotra is an expert in chronic disease management and is passionate about disease prevention, wellness and weight loss. He uses an individualized approach to treating obesity, which involves dietary modification, lifestyle changes and weight loss medications.
He obtained his medical degree from the Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India, and completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY.
Ani Bodoutchian is dual board certified in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine. Graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine in Mexico and an MBA from University of Amherst, MA.
She completed her residency training locally at South Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health and has been serving the Suffolk County community and its patients for the past 21 years.
Dr. Bodoutchian’s approach to obesity is recognizing that weight issues are multifactorial, and its approach should be comprehensive as well with lifestyle changes, behavioral counseling, exercise, and use of medications when appropriate. As a Family Physician, the goal is to generate the best plan of action for our patients which in turn will lead to the most effective outcomes for patients’ health.
Dr. Muttreja is a board-certified Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine physician with additional training and certifications in Obesity Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine.
She strives to help all her patients achieve their weight-management goals through a tailored approach, which includes counseling on nutrition, exercise, sleep and stress management, as well as medications, when necessary. Her goal is to help her patients achieve a healthy and sustainable lifestyle to prevent, reverse and mitigate chronic disease.
She received her undergraduate degree from New York University and her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University.
Dr. Saxby is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician at Meeting House Lane Medical Practice in Southampton, NY. She also has an undergraduate degree in Nutritional Sciences and Master of Public Health.
She takes a holistic approach to traditional medicine, considering the whole person in her management, offering personalized nutrition and integrative adjunct therapies alongside evidence-based medicine. She focuses on the prevention of disease to optimize health and wellness to help patients achieve their goals.
In addition to her primary care practice, she is currently offering medical weight loss group visits at the The Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. The course is a 5-week series which offers education in nutrition, exercise, behavioral health and gut health with an overall goal to reduce the impact of metabolic syndrome and obesity.