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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.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Diabetes
  • Endocrinology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Diabetes
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
  • Hyperglycemia (High Blood Glucose)
  • Hyperlipidemia (Hyperlipoproteinemia)
  • Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)
  • Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X)
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Weight Management

Description of Clinical Expertise

Evaluation and medical treatment of patients with obesity and its complications. Novel therapies for treating obesity. Pre-and post bariatric surgery care. Medical treatment of Diabetes Mellitus. Continuos glucose monitors. Continuous insulin infusion devices (insulin pumps). Hypoglycemia after baratric surgery. Insulinoma.

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)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • 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
  • 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:

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.

Vetter ML, Amaro A, Volger S.: Nutritional management of type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity and pharmacologic therapies to facilitate weight loss. Postgrad Med. 2014 Jan;126(1):139-52. : 2014.

Amaro A., Fabbrini E., Kars M., Yue P, Schonfeld G., Klein S.: Dissociation between intrahepatic triglyceride content and insulin resistance in familial hypobetalipoproteinemia Gastroenterology 139 (1): 149-153,2010.

Amaro A., Kars M., Fabbrini E., Mohammed B., Yue P, Schonfeld G., Klein S.: Increased intrahepatic triglyceride content does not cause insulin resistance in subjects with familial hypobetalipoproteinemia The Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, DC : 2009.

Baker M., Amaro A., Fabbrini E., Mohammed S., Klein S.: Measures of insulin resistance in extremely obese subjects before and after gastric bypass surgery. Presented at the 3rd Annual Research Training Symposium and Poster Session, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO : 2008.

Amaro A.: Severe hypocalcemia after intravenous bisphosphonate infusion in treated vitamin D deficiency Presented at the American College of Physicians Illinois Associates and Chapter Meeting : 2003.

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)