Evan P. Nadler, M.D.
- Co-Director, Children's National Obesity Institute
- Principal Investigator, Systems Biology Initiative
Evan P. Nadler M.D. serves as Co-Director of the Children’s National Obesity Institute, and is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery Program at Children’s National Hospital. He is also a tenured Associate Professor of Surgery, and Pediatrics, at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Before moving to Washington DC, he was the Director of Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery at the New York University School of Medicine where he participated in US Food and Drug Administration-approved studies using laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in adolescents with obesity. His current research pursuits include obesity treatment development, bariatric surgery for genetic obesity, and adipocyte signaling via exosomes. Dr. Nadler is an international leader in the field of adolescent obesity, has multiple publications on the topic, and was one of the founding members of the Childhood Obesity Committee of the American Pediatric Surgery Association.
Dr. Nadler graduated from Stanford University in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995 and completed his surgical residency at Cornell University Medical Center in 2002. During his surgical residency, Dr. Nadler spent two years studying mucosal immunology of the intestine as a research fellow at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He returned to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh after completing his surgical residency to serve as the clinical fellow in pediatric surgery, finishing in 2004. He was then recruited to join the faculty at the New York University School of Medicine where he continued until the summer of 2009, after which he joined Children’s National Hospital in 2009.