Issy C. Esangbedo, MD, MPH, FAAP

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Issy C Esangbedo, MD, MPH, is a board certified obesity medicine pediatrician, public health expert, pediatric obesity and public health researcher. She is a clinical specialist with the Healthy Weight Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Severe obesity in children under age 5, Early onset obesity, MC4R mutation, Breastfeeding and early nutrition, Severe obesity in adolescents, Intensive lifestyle modification, Medical management of severe obesity in children and adolescents, Physician supervised meal replacement plans, Weight loss pharmacotherapy in children and adolescents, Lipid disorders, Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Vitamin D deficiency, Abnormal glucose tolerance, Pre-diabetes, Obstructive sleep apnea, Food addiction, Disordered eating behaviors
Locations: Specialty Care, Market Street

Phone: 215-590-3630

Education and Training

Medical School

MBBS - College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Residency

Pediatrics - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Obesity Medicine
Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MPH - Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician, Healthy Weight Program

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2018

Ge Li, Issy C. Esangbedo, Lu Xu1, Junling Fu, Lujiao Li, Dan Feng, Lanwen Han, Xinhua Xiao, Mingyao Li, Jie Mi, Ming Li, Shan Gao and Steven M. Willi, Childhood retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) levels predicting the 10-year risk of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome: The BCAMS study, December 2018, Cardiovascular Diabetology

Junling Fu, Yu Li, Issy C Esangbedo, Ge Li, Dan Feng, Lujiao Li, Lu Xu, Lanwen Han, Mingyao Li, Changhong Li, Gao Shan, Ming Li, Steven M Willi, Circulating Osteonectin and Adipokine Profiles in Relation to Metabolically Healthy Obesity in Chinese Children: Findings from BCAMS, November 2018, Journal of the American Heart Association

Ge Li, Dan Feng, Xiaoxue Qu, Junling Fu, Yonghui Wang, Lianxia Li, Lujiao Li, Lanwen Han, Issy C Esangbedo, Mingyao Li, Ming Li, Shan Gao, Role of Adipokines FGF21, leptin and adiponectin in self-concept of youths with obesity, June 2018 European Neuropsychopharmacology

2016

Xiao-Xue Qu, Issy C. Esangbedo, Xiu-Juan Zhang, Shu-Jun Liu, Lian-Xia Li, Shan Gao, Ming Li: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Associated with Metabolic Syndrome among Adolescents and Youths in Beijing: Data from Beijing Child and Adolescent Metabolic Syndrome Study  Journal of Community Health 2016.

2015

Xiao-Xue Qu, Issy C. Esangbedo, Xiu-Juan Zhang, Shu-Jun Liu, Lian-Xia Li, Shan Gao, Ming Li: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Associated with Metabolic Syndrome among Adolescents and Youths in Beijing: Data from Beijing Child and Adolescent Metabolic Syndrome Study  Chinese Medical Journal 128(17): 2278-83, September 2015.

Rikki L. Ward, Jessica M. Robbins, Rebecca N. Hayden, Brittany M. Benson, Issy C. Esangbedo: Recognition and Management of Elevated Blood Pressure in Pediatric Patients: Challenges and Disparities in Community Health Centers  Journal of Community Health  September 2015 Notes: epub ahead of print.

2002

Adeniyi-Jones S, Hsieh-Ebling H, Esangbedo I, Greenspan J: Neonatal Outcome following Administration of Infasurf and Survanta in a Single Level III Center. Pediatr Res, 51(4):399A, 2002

Awards and Honors

2018, 2019, Philadelphia Magazine, Top Doctors

2005, Resident Student Teacher Award, Albert Einstein Medical Center

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2015-2018, Healthy Weight Program Clinical Care and Outreach Committee

2013-present, Pediatric and Adolescent Committee for Quality Improvement, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2014-present, American Society of Bariatric Physicians

2014-present, Obesity Medicine Association

2013-present, Obesity Action Coalition

2013-present, The Obesity Society

2005-present, American Medical Association

2005-present, American Association of Pediatrics

Leadership Positions

2013-present, Pediatric Medical Specialist, Philadelphia Department of Public Health