Katherine Saunders, Founder & Senior Scientific Advisor, Intellihealth
Dr. Katherine Saunders is a physician entrepreneur and an internationally recognized expert in Obesity Medicine. She is on the cutting edge of effective and compassionate obesity treatment. Dr. Saunders co-founded Intellihealth, a software and clinical services company scaling and democratizing access to comprehensive medical obesity treatment. She practices at Intellihealth’s clinical services affiliate, Flyte Medical, and she is on faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Dr. Saunders received her undergraduate degree Phi Beta Kappa/Summa Cum Laude from Dartmouth College and her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College, where she became a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine, where she served as ambulatory chief resident. Dr. Saunders was the first clinical fellow in Obesity Medicine at the Comprehensive Weight Control Center at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Dr. Saunders is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She hosts the Weight Matters podcast with Dr. Louis Aronne, she regularly speaks at international conferences, and she publishes extensively on Obesity Medicine and weight management. Dr. Saunders has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and she has been featured in multiple national media outlets, including Forbes, Politico, The Atlantic, Associated Press, Women’s Health, USA Today, Healio, Healthline, and HCP Live. Dr. Saunders also makes frequent guest appearances on a variety of podcasts, radio shows and TV shows including PBS NewsHourand ABC’s Good Morning America.
Dr. Saunders’ recent awards and recognition include the Women at Weill Investment Competition, Brown Brothers Harriman 22 Women to Watch in 2022, Medika Life Top 30 Influencers Transforming Wellness in 2023, the Health Innovators’ Top Health Innovators to Watch in 2023 and New York Super Doctors 2023.