Nawfal W. Istfan, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Medicine

Nawfal Istfan
617.638.8557
720 Harrison Avenue (DOB-Doctors Office Building)

Biography

Research expertise includes obesity and insulin resistance in humans; and flow cytometry for cell cycle analysis and measurement of cell proliferation.

Other Positions

  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University
  • Associate Member, Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center, Boston University Medical Center
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Education

  • American University of Beirut, MD
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD
  • American University of Beirut, BS

Classes Taught

  • GMSNU755
  • GMSNU757

Publications

  • Published on 6/1/2020

    Istfan NW, Anderson WA, Hess DT, Yu L, Carmine B, Apovian CM. The Mitigating Effect of Phentermine and Topiramate on Weight Regain After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2020 06; 28(6):1023-1030. PMID: 32441476.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/23/2019

    Thomas DD, Stockman MC, Yu L, Meshulam T, McCarthy AC, Ionson A, Burritt N, Deeney J, Cabral H, Corkey B, Istfan N, Apovian CM. Effects of medium chain triglycerides supplementation on insulin sensitivity and beta cell function: A feasibility study. PLoS One. 2019; 14(12):e0226200. PMID: 31869355.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/24/2019

    Thomas DD, Corkey BE, Istfan NW, Apovian CM. Hyperinsulinemia: An Early Indicator of Metabolic Dysfunction. J Endocr Soc. 2019 Sep 01; 3(9):1727-1747. PMID: 31528832.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/13/2018

    Thomas DD, Anderson WA, Apovian CM, Hess DT, Yu L, Velazquez A, Carmine B, Istfan NW. Weight Recidivism After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery: An 11-Year Experience in a Multiethnic Medical Center. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2019 02; 27(2):217-225. PMID: 30421862.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/7/2017

    Thomas DD, Istfan NW, Bistrian BR, Apovian CM. Protein sparing therapies in acute illness and obesity: a review of George Blackburn's contributions to nutrition science. Metabolism. 2018 02; 79:83-96. PMID: 29223678.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/24/2017

    Velazquez A, Apovian CM, Istfan NW. The Complexities of Iron Deficiency in Patients After Bariatric Surgery. Am J Med. 2017 Jul; 130(7):e293-e294. PMID: 28238687.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/15/2016

    Apovian CM, Istfan NW. ETHNIC AND RACIAL DISPARITIES IN THE BEHAVIORAL, PHARMACOLOGIC, AND SURGICAL TREATMENT OF OBESITY. Endocr Pract. 2016 11; 22(11):1347-1349. PMID: 27631851.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/1/2016

    Apovian CM, Istfan NW. Obesity: Guidelines, Best Practices, New Research. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2016 09; 45(3):xvii-xviii. PMID: 27519142.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/6/2016

    Istfan N, Anderson WA, Apovian C, Ruth M, Carmine B, Hess D. Racial differences in weight loss, hemoglobin A1C, and blood lipid profiles after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2016 Aug; 12(7):1329-1336. PMID: 27150343.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/1/2015

    Hasson BR, Apovian C, Istfan N. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Insulin Resistance and Beta Cell Function: Relationship to Racial Disparities in Type 2 Diabetes among African Americans versus Caucasians. Curr Obes Rep. 2015 Jun; 4(2):241-9. PMID: 26627219.

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