New York University School of Medicine
Dr. Christine Ren is founder and director of the NYU Program for Surgical Weight Loss and assistant professor of surgery at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Ren is considered the leading Lap-Band surgeon in the US. She has performed over 1,300 Lap-Band procedures, more than any other surgeon in the country. Dr. Ren obtained her medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, followed by a surgery residency at NYU Medical Center. Dr. Ren went on to complete a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she was involved as faculty in the minimally invasive bariatric surgery workshops to train surgeons in laparoscopic bariatric surgery.
A board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Ren was involved in refining the technical details leading to the first biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) and the first BPD with a duodenal switch. She has also pursued research in vascular medicine, angiogenesis, and laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Dr. Ren is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. She chairs its insurance committee, with whom she is spearheading the creation of new CPT codes for bariatric surgeries, which will enable insurance companies to cover these operations.
In July 2006, Dr. Christine Ren was nominated to the executive council of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery as councilman-at-large. Dr. Ren is recognized nationally and internationally for her contributions to the field of bariatric surgery. She is the recipient of a 2003 YWCA Woman's Achievement Award, has appeared on "Oprah," and was profiled in Crain's 2005 special issue on "New York's Rising Stars."
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