ALBANY, N.Y., October 20, 2006—Jennifer Lindstrom, M.D., has been appointed medical director of the Bariatric Surgery Center at Albany Med. According to an announcement made by Steven Stain, M.D., chair of the department of surgery at the Medical Center, Dr. Lindstrom will be responsible for overseeing the nutritional, psychological and physical pre-assessment requirements of patients seeking bariatric surgery (surgical weight reduction).
“The success of bariatric surgery ultimately depends upon a patient’s commitment to living a healthy lifestyle, which is why we require that every patient undergo nutritional and psychological evaluation as well as begin an exercise regimen prior to surgery,” said Dr. Stain. “Dr. Lindstrom is a highly-respected physician in this community, and her expertise in the fields of obesity management and nutrition make her an ideal candidate to manage this key component of our bariatric surgical care.”
Albany Med’s bariatric surgery program is one of only four programs in New York State and only fifteen in the United States to earn accreditation status from the American College of Surgeons (ACS)—the highest level of hospital achievement in bariatric care. As a designated bariatric surgery center, Albany Med is capable of managing the most challenging and complex bariatric patients with optimal opportunity for safe and effective outcome.
In addition to her responsibilities with the Bariatric Surgery Center, Dr. Lindstrom also serves as assistant professor of medicine/pediatrics at Albany Medical College and sees patients at Latham Internal Medicine/Pediatrics of Albany Med, where she has practiced since 2004. She has a special interest in clinical nutrition and obesity, having previously conducted clinical research on childhood obesity and having lectured on obesity management and bariatric medicine.
Dr. Lindstrom completed a fellowship in primary care faculty development at Michigan State University, and served as chief resident of medicine/pediatrics during her residency at Albany Medical Center. She received her medical degree from the University of Rochester Medical School.
Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, has a mission of providing excellence in medical education, biomedical research and patient care.