Gitanjali Srivastava, MD
Program Director, Obesity Medicine Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Medicine, Pediatrics, & Surgery
Medical Director, Vanderbilt Obesity Medicine
Co-Director, Vanderbilt Weight Loss Center
Dr. Srivastava earned her medical degree at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA in her home state, being a native of Baton Rouge, LA. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, NY. She then served as a hospitalist in Baton Rouge, LA and a primary care physician at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, NH. During this time period, Dr. Srivastava became increasingly passionate about the care of patients with obesity and realized that the present paradigm of obesity care did not take into account integration of recent evidence-based scientific underpinnings with personalized obesity therapies. Subsequently, she trained at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School completing a fellowship in Obesity Medicine & Clinical Nutrition. Dr. Srivastava's clinical interests include adult and pediatric obesity medicine, with an emphasis on anti-obesity pharmacotherapy and available medical devices. Her academic interests focus on infrastructure design and engineering of obesity care delivery models and pathways, adult and pediatric obesity clinical trials, and education of fellows, residents and medical students. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and being a mother. Dr. Srivastava is the Medical Director of Clinical Obesity Medicine, Program Director of the Obesity Medicine Fellowship, and Co-Director of the Vanderbilt Weight Loss Center with Dr. Matthew D. Spann.