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Diana Thiara, MD, Director of Weight Management, UCSF

Dr. Diana Thiara is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSF. She is the medical director of the UCSF Weight Management program as well as the Program Director of the UCSF Obesity Medicine Fellowship. Her main scholarly interests are in medical education as well as patient programming for lifestyle change and weight management – she runs a Culinary Medicine program at UCSF and has also created a virtual curriculum for lifestyle change for patients with obesity. She serves as a key opinion leader in obesity and has been interviewed by local and national news organizations to discuss issues in obesity medicine, including KQED, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. She also lectures nationally to primary care providers about medical and surgical weight loss.   

Thiara received her undergraduate degree at Yale University and received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She came to UCSF for her Internal Medicine Residency and completed the UCSF Clinician Educator Fellowship. She is a Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.