Jeffrey Schwimmer, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Jeffrey Schwimmer, MD is Director of the Weight and Wellness Center, a multi-disciplinary program for the evaluation and treatment obesity at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. Dr. Schwimmer’s research emphasis is on the complications of obesity, both metabolic and behavioral. Current projects include the characterization of regional fat depots and their relationship to alterations in physiology and disease. Studies of quality-of-life in obese children are ongoing. Dr. Schwimmer also directs the Fatty Liver Clinic at RCHSD, the first clinic in the U.S. dedicated to the care of children with fatty liver disease. Dr. Schwimmer is working to identify genes and familial factors that determine susceptibility to fatty liver - the most common cause of chronic liver disease in children.

Schwimmer on PubMed