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Violeta Popov MD, PhD

Violeta Popov MD, PhD

Director of Bariatric Endoscopy, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York, New York; Associate Editor, Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology

Dr. Popov is the Director of Bariatric Endoscopy at the NY VA Harbor Healthcare System and faculty at the Division of Gastroenterology, NYU Langone Medical Center. Additionally, she serves on several national GI society committees, overseeing obesity research and education, and is an active member of the National VA Endoscopy Subcommittee. She is also an Associate Editor of Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology. Dr. Popov is one of the co-founders the Yale Metabolic Weight Loss Center and has started the first VA-based Bariatric Endoscopy program. She trained in Digestive Diseases at Yale New Haven Hospital and completed a Ph.D. in Investigative Medicine at the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in Dr. Gerald Schulman’s lab, a world-renowned expert on mechanisms of fatty liver.

Dr. Popov’s research interests include treatment of obesity and its associated metabolic comorbidities such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, bariatric endoscopy, and outcomes of bariatric surgery. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Health, industry and national societies. She is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts.

Dr. Popov is also very interested in issues of diversity, equality and inclusivity within digestive diseases and in science in general. She has led and participated in several projects and collaborations in this subject area.