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Meet the Team



Thomas Inge, MD, PhD

Thomas Inge, MD, PhD

Chairman, Department of Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Hospital Colorado
Professor and Division Head of Pediatric Surgery
Director, Section of Adolescent Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine

Michael Helmrath, MD, MS

Michael Helmrath, MD, MS

Director of Surgical Research
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

 

Stavra Xanthakos, MD, MS

Stavra Xanthakos, MD, MS

Director, Steatohepatitis Center
Medical Director, Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Heidi Kalkwarf, PhD

Heidi Kalkwarf, PhD

Scientific Director, Bionutrition & Body Composition Core Laboratory, CCTST
Associate Director, Digestive Health Center
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Todd Jenkins, PhD

Todd Jenkins, PhD

Co-director, Data Coordinating Center
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Changchun Xie, PhD

Changchun Xie, PhD

Co-director, Data Coordinating Center
University of Cincinnati

Mary Brandt, MD

Mary Brandt, MD

Surgical director, Adolescent Bariatric Surgery
Chief, Colorectal Clinic
Texas Children’s Hospital

Mike Chen, MD

Mike Chen, MD

Director, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Children's of Alabama

Marc Michalsky, MD

Marc Michalsky, MD

Surgical director, Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Anita Courcoulas, MD

Anita Courcoulas, MD

Chief, Section of Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Mac Harmon, MD, PhD

Mac Harmon, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo

John Gunstad, PhD

John Gunstad, PhD

Director of the Applied Psychology Center
Kent State University

James Mitchell, MD

James Mitchell, MD

Research Scientist
Neuropsychiatric Research Institute

John Dixon, MBBS, PhD

John Dixon, MBBS, PhD

Head of Clinical Obesity Research
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute