Ryan Buchholz, MD, FAAP

The Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight Steering Committee (IHCW SC) is a small working group of the Institute that will be actively involved in moving the initiatives of the Institute forward. Our first call for Steering Committee members was met with great interest as we received over 80 outstanding applications. The selection process for the Steering Committee was conducted by a subcommittee of the Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight Advisory Board and applications were carefully reviewed based on specific criteria to ensure a range of expertise and experience in community or clinical approaches to promoting healthy active living, quality improvement and involvement with obesity prevention or treatment projects and programs.

Congratulations to Ryan as a newly selected member!

Dr. Buchholz has significant experience in immigrant and global child health issues and is currently working in a large urban community health center where he is actively engaged with clinicians and patients in community-based efforts to prevent and treat obesity.