Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FAMWA, FTOS

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Fatima Cody Stanford

Obesity Medicine Physician Scientist

Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford works at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/ Harvard Medical School (HMS) as one of the first fellowship-trained obesity medicine physicians. Dr. Stanford received her BS and MPH from Emory University as a MLK Scholar, her MD from the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine as a Stoney Scholar, her MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as a Zuckerman Fellow in the Harvard Center for Public Leadership, and her executive MBA as a merit-based scholarship recipient from the Quantic School of Business and Technology. She completed her Obesity Medicine & Nutrition Fellowship at MGH/HMS after completing her internal medicine and pediatrics residency. She received the Gold Congressional Award. An American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Leadership Award recipient in 2005, an AMA Paul Ambrose Award in 2009, she was selected for the AMA Inspirational Physician Award in 2015. She is the American College of Physicians (ACP) 2013 recipient of the Joseph E. Johnson Leadership Award and Massachusetts ACP Young Leadership Award in 2015. She is the 2017 recipient of the HMS Amos Diversity Award and Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Award for Womens Health. In 2019, she was selected as the Suffolk District Community Clinician of the Year and Reducing Health Disparities Award for MMS. She is The Obesity Society Clinician of the Year in 2020. In 2021, she has been awarded the MMS Grant Rodkey Award for her dedication to medical students and the AMA Dr. Edmond and Rima Cabbabe Dedication to the Profession Award.


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