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Anastassia Amaro, MD

Anastassia Amaro, MD Physician

Medical Director, Penn Metabolic Medicine Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Amaro is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Anastassia Amaro

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's May 2019 Top Docs issue

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Clinical Specialties


  • Diabetes
  • Endocrinology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, 2008
  • Obesity Medicine, 2018

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abnormal Glucose Metabolism
  • Acquired Lipodystrophy
  • Androgen Excess
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Congenital Generalized Lipodystrophy
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Education
  • Diabetic Coma
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Endocrine Complications of Transplantation
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Familial Dyslipidemia
  • Glucagonoma
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypothalamic-Pituitary Disorder
  • Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
  • Insulin Pump
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Insulinoma
  • Islet Cell Hyperplasia
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Obesity and Weight Loss Therapy
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Prediabetes
  • Secondary Amenorrhea
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery
  • Weight Problem
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Sechenov I Moscow Medical Institute
Residency: Sechenov I Moscow Medical Institute
Residency: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Fellowship: Barnes-Jewish Hospital - Washington University, St. Louis


American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, National American Diabetes Association, National The Endocrine Society, National The Obesity Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Amaro is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Diabetes and obesity clinical trials.

Selected Publications:

Leedor Lieberman, Julian Hernandez, Ashley L Bush, MMH, Anastassia Amaro, MD: GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Therapy Results in Significant Weight Loss Regardless of Insulin Resistance Obesity Week : 2019.

Christopher C. Thompson M.Sc., M.D., F.A.C.G., F.A.S.G.E., A.G.A.F., Barham K. Abu Dayyeh M.P.H, M.D., F.A.S.G.E., Vladimir Kushnir M.D., Robert F. Kushner M.D., Pichamol Jirapinyo M.P.H., M.D., Alan B. Schorr D.O., F.A.A.I.M., F.A.C.E., Louis J. Aronne M.D., Anastassia Amaro M.D., David L. Jaffe M.D., Allison R. Schulman M.P.H., M.D., Dayna Early M.D., Adam C. Stein M.D., Reem Sharaiha MD., Steven A. Edmundowicz M.D., J. Matthew Bohning M.D., Michael D. Jensen M.D., Alpana P. Shukla M.D., Caroline Apovian M.D., Dong Wook Kim M.D., Daniel Tran M.D., Amir Zarrinpar M.D., Ph.D., Michele B. Ryan M.S., Meredith Young M.S, R.D., L.D., Abigail Lowe M.S., R.D., Miki Haas R.N., B.S.N., C.C.R.P., Heidi Goldsmith R.N., M.S., Jennifer McCrea M.S. and Shelby Sullivan M.D.: Aspiration therapy for the treatment of obesity: 4-year results of a multicenter randomized controlled trial Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 15 : 2019.

Vikram Shenoy, MD, David Metz, MD, Charles Stanley, MD, Carla Sawan, MD, Anastassia Amaro, MD: Duodenal Wall Insulinoma with Recurrence as Lymph Node Metastases Journal of the Endocrine Society 3 : 2019.

Amy von Sydow Green, Ashley Bush, Anastassia Amaro and Megin Adams Myers: Group weight management classes can produce effective weight loss in a medical weight loss center Obesity Week : 2018.

Amaryah Yaeger, Nancy Cash, Tara Parham, David Frankel, Rajat Deo, Robert Schaller, Pasquale Santangeli, Saman Nazarian, Gregory Supple, Jeffrey Arkles, Michael Riley, Fermin Garcia, David Lin, Andrew Epstein, David Callans, Francis Marchlinski, Daniel Kolansky, Jorge Mora, Anastassia Amaro, Richard Schwab, Allan Pack, and Sanjay Dixit.: A Nurse-Led Limited Risk Factor Modification Program to Address Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Journal of the American Heart Association. 2018;7:e010414 : 2018.

Amaryah Yaeger, Nancy R Cash, Tara Parham, Anastassia Amaro, Rajat Deo, David S Frankel, Andrew E Epstein, Pasquale Santangeli, Michael Riley, Saman Nazarian, David Lin, Fermin C Garcia, Robert Schaller, Jeffrey Arkles, Gregory Supple, Ramanan Kumareswaran, David J Callans, Francis E Marchlinski, and Sanjay Dixit: Efficacy of a Nurse-Led Risk Factor Modification Program in Achieving Weight Loss in Obese Atrial Fibrillation Patients Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2018;11:A146 : 2018.

Crawford AR, Alamuddin N, Amaro A.: Cardiometabolic Effects of Anti-Obesity Pharmacotherapy Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2018:18. doi: 10.1007/s11883-018-0719-9. Review. : 2018.

ANDREW CRAWFORD, LAURA G. COONEY, NICOLE JOCHYM, ANUJA DOKRAS and ANASTASSIA AMARO: Insulin Resistance and Weight Loss in Obese Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Treated with Liraglutide—Single Institution Experience Diabetes 2018 Jul; 67(Supplement 1): -. : 2018.

Thompson C., Abu Dayyeh B., Kushner R., Sullivan S., Schorr A, Amaro A, Apovian C, Fullum T, Zarrinpar A, Jensen M, Stein A, Edmundowicz S, Kahaleh M, Ryou M, Bohning J.M., Ginsberg G., Huang C, Tran D., Martin J., Jaffe D., Farraye F., Ho S., Kumar N., Harakal D., Young M., Thomas C., Shukla A., Ryan M., Haas M., Goldsmith H., McCrea J., Aronne L.: Percutaneous Gastrostomy Device for the Treatment of Class II and Class III Obesity: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial American Journal of Gastroenterology 112 (3): 447-457,2017.

Chantal Lewis MB,BS; Julia Kharlip MD; Anastassia Amaro MD : Use of Liraglutide in Childhood Onset Non-Craniopharyngioma Related Hypothalamic Obesity. Poster presentation at the Obesity Society annual meeting, Los Angeles, CA in November 2015. : 2015.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Suite 4-900W
3400 Civic Center Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2468
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)