Dr. Raffaella Poggioli, MD – Endocrinologist
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Weight Loss Physician
Dr. Poggioli specializes in Endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. She spent a decade with the hope to help find a cure for diabetes at the University of Miami/Diabetes Research Institute as Assistant Scientist. Her passion is to help overweight people reverse and prevent obesity and its adverse consequences including Type-2 diabetes.
Dr. Raffaella Poggioli, who was born in Italy, attended the University of Bologna School of Medicine in Bologna, Italy, graduating in 1994. She then specialized in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. In 2001 Dr. Poggioli came to the USA to pursue research in the field of diabetes, with the hope to help find a cure for this chronic disease, working 10 years at the University of Miami/Diabetes Research Institute as Assistant Scientist. There Dr. Poggioli was involved in clinical research where patients with Type 1 diabetes received pancreatic tissue transplants a novel and promising approach to treat this condition.
In 2010 Dr. Poggioli was selected by the University of Miami Endocrinology and Diabetes fellowship program at Jackson Memorial Hospital were she graduated in June, 2012. Dr. Poggioli then joined CardioMender, MD Weight Loss Specialists to pursue her passion to help overweight people reverse and prevent obesity and its adverse consequences including Type-2 diabetes.
Dr. Poggioli has published many scientific papers on subjects including nutritional changes and quality of life in diabetic patients who received pancreatic tissue transplants.
Dr. Poggioli has been interested in nutrition and obesity since her early years at the university, where she followed the nutritionist at the bariatric surgery clinic. She worked in the Obesity Clinic during her post-graduate training in Italy, where she developed a deep interest in the field of obesity and nutrition. Dr. Poggioli has a family history of type 2 diabetes, and has always had a strong interest in emphasizing the importance of weight loss for her overweight patients, in order to prevent diabetes. She strives to achieve this in the healthiest way possible, avoiding bariatric surgery whenever possible. Dr. Poggioli strongly believes in cognitive-behavioral modifications to aid individualized lifelong nutritional changes to empower her patients to achieve a healthy lifestyle and quality of life. She strongly believes in prevention, above cure, for metabolic diseases such as obesity, insulin resistance, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol and triglycerides), and cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Poggioli learned Spanish while at her internship in gastroenterology and nutrition in Barcelona, Spain during medical school, and she is currently fluent in Italian, Spanish and English.
Dr. Poggioli has been married for 10 years and has one son. She became an American citizen in 2010. Her passions, apart from her dedication to her work and being a mom, are: exercising (running, gym, swimming, and tennis), sports (basketball and soccer), reading novels, traveling to Europe, art and fashion, and exploring the beauty of nature.