Press Release

Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford joins Vida Health’s Clinical Advisory Council

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

Harvard Medical School Professor and Obesity Scientist to Provide Expertise for Vida’s Obesity Care Service

Salt Lake City, April 18, 2023 — Virtual cardiometabolic care leader Vida Health announced the addition of renowned obesity care expert Fatima Cody Stanford MD, MPH, MPA, MBA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FAMWA, FTOS to its clinical advisory council.

Dr. Stanford is a nationally recognized obesity medicine physician, scientist, educator, and policy maker. She currently serves as an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, as an Obesity Medicine Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and the MGH Weight Center, and as a member of President Biden’s USDA 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

In her role on Vida’s Clinical Advisory Council, Dr. Stanford will provide strategic guidance and clinical expertise to help Vida improve its platform and deliver the best possible patient care. As a Council member, she will work alongside leading physicians and experts in chronic disease, mental health, and digital health. Vida’s Clinical Advisory Council consists of the following:

  • Dr. Barry Bloom, former Co-chair, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Dr. Brandon Charles, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Johns Hopkins Healthcare
  • Dr. Robert A. Gabbay, Chief Scientific and Medical Officer, American Diabetes Association
  • Dr. Mark Hyman, Head of Strategy and Innovation, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
  • Dr. Anthony Padula, N. California Arthritis Center
  • Dr. Steve Sherwin, Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF Medical Center

“I’m proud to join Vida Health’s clinical advisory council and work with their talented team,” said Dr. Stanford. “Vida has proven it can achieve tremendous outcomes and improve people’s lives with chronic conditions like obesity. Their innovative platform empowers individuals to take charge of their health and well-being. I look forward to contributing my expertise in obesity medicine and health equity to this important mission.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Stanford to our Clinical Advisory Council,” said Richard Frank, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Vida Health. “Her deep expertise in obesity medicine and commitment to improving health outcomes for everyone makes her an invaluable addition to our team. We look forward to working with her to drive innovation and improve patient care.”


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By Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford MD, MPH, MPA, MBA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FAMWA, FTOS
Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard