Katherine H. Saunders,



Katherine H. Saunders


Dr. Katherine Saunders specializes in the care of patients with obesity and weight-related medical complications. She is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Assistant Attending Physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Saunders was the first Clinical Fellow in Obesity Medicine at the Comprehensive Weight Control Center at Weill Cornell Medicine, where she trained under the supervision of Dr. Louis J. Aronne, MD, FACP, FTOS, DABOM. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). She is a member of The Obesity Society (TOS). She serves on TOS’s Clinical Committee as well as ABOM’s Journal Article Review Recertification Pathway Committee. She gives lectures and has published many peer-reviewed articles on obesity medicine and weight management.

Dr. Saunders received her undergraduate degree Phi Beta Kappa/Summa Cum Laude from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Religion and Engineering. She then spent two years as a research assistant at Rockefeller University in the Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics under the supervision of Sanford M. Simon, PhD, and in the Laboratory of Cell Biology (HHMI) under the supervision of Günter Blobbily, MD, PhD.

Dr. Saunders received her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College, where she became a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She went on
to complete her internship and residency training in Internal Medicine (Primary Care) at
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine. She served as Ambulatory Chief Resident of Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates during her third year.