Justin Tondt, MD

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    Research interests

    Dr. Justin Tondt has a research interest in obesity, insulin resistance, and nutritional interventions. He has coauthored multiple clinical practice statements and serves as the chair the Obesity Algorithm Workgroup with the Obesity Medicine Association. He also serves as an associate editor for the peer-reviewed journal, Obesity Pillars. His current research focuses on the effect of dietary composition on visceral adiposity and he is involved in multiple other projects on fatty liver disease as well. He is in the process of pursuing additional training in advanced statistical methodology.

    Teaching and educational interests

    Dr. Justin Tondt is a clinical educator for Penn State’s family medicine residency program as well as for students in their family medicine clerkship. He is also a research mentor for residents and students interested in obesity. He regularly provides lectures on obesity to multiple learner levels both at a local and national level, including being an instructor in Fundamentals of Obesity, a national course with the Obesity Medicine Association.

    Clinical interests

    Dr. Justin Tondt practices both primary care and obesity medicine. He provides comprehensive primary care to patients of all ages, including performing office-based procedures. He also works with the inpatient family medicine resident team at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center on a regular basis. In addition to primary care, Dr. Tondt provides non-surgical weight management care and participates in Penn State’s multidisciplinary fatty liver clinic.

    Professional information

    Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine

    Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine

    Member, Obesity Medicine Association

    Member, The Obesity Society

    Member, Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians

    Member, American Academy of Family Physicians

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Education/Academic qualification

    Family Medicine Residency, Eastern Virginia Medical School

    … → 2021

    MD, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

    … → 2018

    Biochemistry, B.S., Temple University

    … → 2014

    External positions

    Chair, Obesity Algorithm Workgroup, Obesity Medicine Association


    Primary Care Peer Perspective Board, Healio

    Member, Clinicians in Training Committee, Obesity Medicine Association

    Member, CME Overview Committee, Obesity Medicine Association

    Associate Editor, Obesity Pillars


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