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Naji Mohamad Alamuddin, MD, BCh, MTR

Naji Mohamad Alamuddin, MD, BCh, MTR Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • Arabic

Dr. Alamuddin is employed by Penn Medicine.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Diabetes
  • Endocrinology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, 2016
  • Internal Medicine, 2014

Additional Certification:

  • Obesity Medicine

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adrenal Gland Disorders
  • Calcium and Bone Disorders
  • Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes Treatment
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid)
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
  • Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Obesity
  • Parathyroid Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Weight Management

Description of Clinical Expertise

Medical Weight Management

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
  • 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

Residency: Beaumont Hospital
Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Endocrine Society, National Obesity Society, National Philadelphia Endocrine Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Alamuddin is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Not active
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Not active
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Not active


Selected Publications:

Chao Ariana M, Shaw Jena A, Pearl Rebecca L, Alamuddin Naji, Hopkins Christina M, Bakizada Zayna M, Berkowitz Robert I, Wadden Thomas A: Prevalence and psychosocial correlates of food addiction in persons with obesity seeking weight reduction. Comprehensive psychiatry 73 : 97-104,2017.

Pearl Rebecca L, Wadden Thomas A, Hopkins Christina M, Shaw Jena A, Hayes Matthew R, Bakizada Zayna M, Alfaris Nasreen, Chao Ariana M, Pinkasavage Emilie, Berkowitz Robert I, Alamuddin Naji: Association between weight bias internalization and metabolic syndrome among treatment-seeking individuals with obesity. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.) 25 (2): 317-322,2017.

Alamuddin Naji, Vetter Marion L, Ahima Rexford S, Hesson Louise, Ritter Scott, Minnick Alyssa, Faulconbridge Lucy F, Allison Kelly C, Sarwer David B, Chittams Jesse, Williams Noel N, Hayes Matthew R, Loughead James W, Gur Ruben, Wadden Thomas A: Changes in Fasting and Prandial Gut and Adiposity Hormones Following Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy or Roux-en-Y-Gastric Bypass: an 18-Month Prospective Study. Obesity surgery : 2016.

Alamuddin Naji, Bakizada Zayna, Wadden Thomas A: Management of Obesity. J Clin Oncol. 34 (35): 4295-4305,2016.

Chao Ariana M, Wadden Thomas A, Faulconbridge Lucy F, Sarwer David B, Webb Victoria L, Shaw Jena A, Thomas J Graham, Hopkins Christina M, Bakizada Zayna M, Alamuddin Naji, Williams Noel N: Binge-eating disorder and the outcome of bariatric surgery in a prospective, observational study: Two-year results. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.) 24 (11): 2327-2333,2016.

Alamuddin Naji, Wadden Thomas A: Behavioral Treatment of the Patient with Obesity. Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America 45 (3): 565-80,2016.

Alamuddin, N., Bakizada, Z. M., Pearl, R. L., Chao, A. M., Shaw, J. A., Hopkins, C. M., Pinkasavage, E., Berkowitz, R. I., & Wadden, T. A. (2016).: Relationship between HbA1C, insulin resistance and degree of weight loss in african americans with obesity seeking weight loss.  Abstract presented at the annual meeting of The Obesity Society, New Orleans, LA.  : 2016.

Skarke Carsten, Alamuddin Naji, Lawson John A, Li Xuanwen, Ferguson Jane F, Reilly Muredach P, FitzGerald Garret A: Bioactive products formed in humans from fish oils. Journal of lipid research 56 (9): 1808-20,2015.

Hirankarn Sarapee, Barrett Jeffrey S, Alamuddin Naji, FitzGerald Garret A, Skarke Carsten: GCG100649, A Novel Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibitor, Exhibits a Drug Disposition Profile in Healthy Volunteers Compatible With High Affinity to Carbonic Anhydrase-I/II: Preliminary Dose-Exposure Relationships to Define Clinical Development Strategies. Clinical pharmacology in drug development 2 (4): 379-86,2013.

Skarke C, Alamuddin N, Lawson J A, Cen L, Propert K J, Fitzgerald G A: Comparative impact on prostanoid biosynthesis of celecoxib and the novel nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug CG100649. Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics 91 (6): 986-93,2012.

Academic Contact Info

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
4th Floor West Pavilion, Suite 4-900W
3400 Civic Center Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)