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:
Abnormal glucose tolerance, Breastfeeding and early nutrition, Disordered eating behaviors, Early onset obesity, Food addiction, Intensive lifestyle modification, Lipid disorders, MC4R mutation, Medical management of severe obesity in children and adolescents, Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Nutrition, Obstructive sleep apnea, Physician supervised meal replacement plans, Pre-diabetes, Severe obesity in adolescents, Severe obesity in children under age 5, Vitamin D deficiency, Weight loss pharmacotherapy in children and adolescents, Weight management Locations:Specialty Care, Market Street
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
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.
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.
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, 2019,2022, Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors in Pediatrics
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
2013-present, Pediatric Medical Specialist, Philadelphia Department of Public Health
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