Dr. Chika Anekwe

Chika Anekwe, MD

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Obesity Medicine Physician


Obesity, Nutrition, Weight Management


Princeton University


The areas of obesity, weight management and nutrition are fraught with misinformation and misguided advice. I'm excited to join Verywell and contribute to their mission of bringing reliable, practical, and up-to-date health information to the public.

— Chika Anekwe, MD


Chika Anekwe, MD, MPH is board-certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health as well as Obesity Medicine. She is also certified by the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists. Dr. Anekwe previously worked in a weight management private practice in Long Island, New York, and is now working as an obesity medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Her professional interests are in the areas of clinical nutrition, obesity, nonsurgical weight management, pre- and post-operative bariatric weight management, health policy, and community health outreach, with a special interest in underserved communities. She has authored numerous manuscripts, book chapters and blog posts on the topics of obesity and weight management.


Dr. Anekwe received her Bachelor of Arts in molecular biology from Princeton University, her medical degree from the University of Connecticut and master’s in public health from Columbia University. She completed an internship in Pediatrics at NYU Langone Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital followed by residency in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health at SUNY Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

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