Researcher | Research Overview
Dr. Stefater-Richards’ research focuses on understanding mechanisms behind effective treatments, especially bariatric surgery, for obesity and obesity-related comorbidities including Type 2 Diabetes. She is combining clinical/translational and basic approaches to answer these questions. Dr. Stefater-Richards sees patients in both the Endocrinology and Adolescent Bariatric Surgery programs, where she does clinical and translational research, in addition to her basic lab work which is focused on epigenetic mechanisms for intestinal remodeling after bariatric surgery.
Researcher | Research Background
Dr. Stefater-Richards completed her B.A. degree at Northwestern University. She then obtained an MD/PhD at the University of Cincinnati, with a PhD in Neuroscience. She completed her pediatric training as well as a fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Stefater-Richards trained with Dr. Nicholas Stylopoulos, MD, where she studied intestinal remodeling after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. She is funded by several internal and external mechanisms including an NIH K08 grant from the NIDDK.