Many view Dr. Christine Ren-Fielding as the nation’s leader in Lap-Band surgery. She’s recognized nationally and internationally for achievements spanning clinical, business, and research aspects of the surgical weight loss industry.
As the chairman of the insurance committee of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Ren Fielding led the creation of 11 new CPT codes for bariatric surgery. Millions of Americans became eligible to receive these life-saving operations because of her work to enable insurance companies to cover bariatric procedures which were previously not covered.
Christine Ren-Fielding, MD is published in leading journals including the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, and Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. She also serves on the Editorial Boards of Obesity Surgery, Surgical Obesity and Related Diseases, and Consumer Guide to Bariatric Surgery.
Dr. Ren Fielding has served on the Executive Council of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. Media appearance/credits include: Oprah, The Early Show, The Today Show, 20/20, Dr G Medical Examiner, Vogue, Business Week, and the Oxygen Channel.
Dr Ren Fielding has performed over 2,500 gastric band surgeries. She is a Professor of Surgery at NYU School of Medicine, and has done extensive research in her field. She is one of the nation’s most sought-after speakers, and has given presentations around the US as well as internationally.
Christine Ren-Fielding, MD was involved in refining the technical details leading to the first biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch. Her research also includes vascular medicine, angiogenesis, and laparoscopic bariatric surgery.
Dr. Ren Fielding collaborated on national health issues in her role on the Obesity Committee of the American Heart Association. She’s a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, American College of Surgeons, Association of Women Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders.
Christine Ren Fielding, MD has been a Castle Connolly Top Doctor since 2005. She was awarded Best Performer in Bariatric Surgery at the University Healthcare Consortium, and received the YWCA American Women’s Achievement Award. She also was featured as a recipient of the prestigious Crain’s 40 Under 40 Award.