Barry Schiff, MD – Board Certified Cardiologist
Cardiologist and Chief Medical Officer
Meet the Doctor
Barry H. Schiff, MD is proud to serve as our weight loss program’s Founder and Medical Director. His interest in weight management evolved from years of observing his patients experience the vicious cycle of recurring health issues which were direct consequences of being overweight, and have not been successfully addressed by the healthcare industry or by dieting. Learn about Dr. Schiff’s philosophy and approach to weight loss: Food For Thought
A leader in the South Florida medical community
In 2009, Dr. Schiff was voted a “Super Doctor” by his peers as a Cardiologist that other physicians often choose to use.
A physician leader who has practiced both Cardiology and Internal Medicine in the South Florida community for over 35 years, Dr. Schiff has served as both the Chief of Staff and the Chairman of the Department of Medicine for Memorial Hospital Pembroke in Pembroke Pines, FL.
Dr. Schiff was one of the Co-Founders of the University Heart Institute Cardiovascular Group, in Pembroke Pines, FL, where he maintained his Cardiology and Internal Medicine practice for almost 30 years. He also served as the Managing Partner before leaving the group to dedicate his full-time efforts to fight obesity and its many medical consequences.
Addressing the root cause of a medical condition can frequently achieve a true cure
Dr. Schiff’s current work directly confronts the subject of obesity, which is the #1 epidemic in America. Obesity predisposes those affected to a host of illnesses including but not limited to:
- Cardiovascular Diseases including stroke and heart attacks
- Type-2 Diabetes
- Certain forms of cancer
His approach is distinctly different from what has become routine in medicine. Rather than focusing on alleviating symptoms with more and more medication, Dr. Schiff focuses on the root cause of the issue, and how to eliminate it.
Dr. Schiff’s success in helping patients with their weight loss frequently leads him to take many of them off their medications.
Medically Supervised Weight Loss Improves Health
As a weight loss physician, Dr. Schiff takes pride in his involvement with his patients through individualized programs designed to address the underlying cause of their medical condition, thus definitively treating the patient and eliminating the problem.
Education & Affiliations
- Medical Degree from S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo School of Medicine in 1980
- Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut
- Cardiology Fellowship training at University of Miami Medical Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital, from 1983 to 1985
- Elected as a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology
- Served as Co-Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab at Memorial Hospital Pembroke
Dr. Schiff has been married for 40+ years and has two adult daughters. Outside of caring for his patients, his interests include raising orchids, cultivating vegetables and herbs, viniculture, and healthy, creative cooking. He owns a farm in the Finger Lakes region of central New York State.
Dr. Schiff and his experienced team at CardioMender, MD can teach you how to lose weight fast!