At Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, research into factors that cause or influence obesity is an intensive, ongoing process leading to new therapies, new weight loss medications, more effective lifestyle changes and community measures that help combat obesity. Obesity research efforts are led by Medical College of Wisconsin researchers Ahmed Kissebah, MD, PhD, and Michael Olivier, PhD.

Dr. Kissebah is an internationally recognized expert in the field of obesity and diabetes and director of the TOPS Obesity and Metabolic Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has been researching obesity and its health risks for more than 25 years and is committed to understanding the genetic basis of this complex disease.

Dr. Olivier is a Medical College of Wisconsin physiologist and director of the Wisconsin Center of Excellence in Genomics Science at the Medical College of Wisconsin. His research examines genetic factors contributing to the risk of weight gain and obesity.


The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Bariatric Surgery Program outperforms national benchmarks for quality and safety.

Food Journal

The dietitian may ask you to keep a food journal. Examining your current eating patterns will shape our nutritional recommendations. Following a nutritionally sound diet ensures you’ll receive all of the nutrients you will need to stay healthy while losing weight.


The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Bariatric Surgery Program offers a selection of recipes designed specifically for bariatric surgery patients to enjoy. Many of our recipes were shared by individuals who have undergone bariatric surgery at Froedtert & the Medical College. All of the recipes provided have been reviewed by our registered dietitians for optimal nutritional content.

Getting Started

Medical Weight Loss Program Orientation

Your journey toward a healthier YOU starts here. Learn more about our program and take the weight-loss quiz at the end.

Bariatric Surgery Program Orientation

Learn more about bariatric surgery — the procedures, the risks, preparing for surgery, the bariatric diet and more. You'll also get answers to frequently asked questions in this helpful presentation.