Dr. Daniel Maselli is a highly trained gastroenterologist who has spent more than 11 years training at some of the leading medical institutions across the country – including Princeton University, UMass Chan School of Medicine, Duke University Hospital, Mayo Clinic, and Vanderbilt University. medical. center. He is also board certified in internal medicine and is currently studying for board certification in obesity medicine.
Throughout his medical training and beyond, Dr. Massili has worked with leaders in the gastroenterology field to research obesity and therapies, medications, and procedures that can combat the disease. He has dedicated his career to helping patients find safe, effective, and non-invasive ways to lose weight and achieve a healthier lifestyle.
His work has been published in many prestigious medical publications, inclLancet, Gastroenterology, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric Surgery and Related Diseases,And theClinical Journal of Gastroenterology.
At True You Weight Loss, Dr. Masselli performs complex weight loss procedures, supports his patients throughout their journey, and serves as the Clinic’s Associate Research Director, where he puts his passion for research to work seeking answers to pertinent questions about how we work. He can understand, modify and improve therapies to support patients in the fight against obesity.
Dr. Massili’s experience and training combined with his down-to-earth and friendly bedside manner is what patients love about him most. Here, we’ll get to know Dr. Maselli a little better with these personal Q&As.
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
a: I grew up outside of Boston, MA, and went to high school in New Hampshire and medical school in Worcester, MA — so I consider myself a New Englander at heart. But my wife (palliative care physician) My wife and I lived in North Carolina, Minnesota, and Tennessee for our medical training and loved every place we were. We are really excited to be here in the South with our son Miles (2 years old) and to call Georgia our home.
Q: How did you get interested in treating internal diseases?
a: When I started a fellowship in gastroenterology, I thought I would become a hepatologist (a specialist in the liver) because of my interest in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which occurs when there is excess storage of fat in the liver, leading to liver dysfunction. Treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease centers around weight loss – a major challenge for patients with or without liver disease. One of the doctors in my fellowship program was a pioneer in gastroenterology, so I began doing research with him. From there, I was hooked. It was amazing to see how weight loss from non-surgical endoscopic procedures can help patients not only lose weight but also treat diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and fatty liver disease.
What is the best part of internal medicine treatment for you?
a: Patient success stories. The goal of my work is not to make patients lose a certain percentage of their weight – but to help them do the things they want to do by losing that weight. Sure, the scientist in me would love to track weight, drop a BMI, or get better at cholesterol labs, but the doctor in me wants to know how that weight loss helps you chase your grandkids, and feel more confident. You’re wearing old clothes, throwing away diabetes medications, or sleeping better at night without acid reflux or sleep apnea.
Q: Why did you choose to work at True You Weight Loss?
a: I’ve interviewed across the map for positions in the past year at both large academic centers and community practices, but in most places, inpatient therapy isn’t an option or, at best, can only be a small part of my overall practice. Then I came across True You Weight Loss. The group and its leadership were passionate and focused on non-surgical weight loss procedures and anti-obesity medication. In addition to high volume and high quality patient care, True You Weight Loss Vision also values solid clinical research, and is setting itself on a path to be a leader in advancing the field of internal therapy. I wanted to be a part of this path and help build an innovative, intelligent, data-driven organization that can make a massive impact on the lives of the 42% of the adult population affected by obesity in the United States.
Q: What did you enjoy doing True You Weight Loss in Atlanta?
a: The pool in Atlanta is the best ever! Our team members in anesthesiology, nursing, endoscopy support and office management make this a great place for patient care – in fact, many patients and their family members have asked us how we can be so happy at work. This is because we love what we do, and everyone helps each other do the best we can to care for patients.
Q: What do you hope to achieve in the next five years?
a: Working as an educator has been one of my favorite aspects of medicine, so from a professional standpoint, I hope to help develop a training curriculum for gastroenterologists interested in learning to treat gastroenterology. From a personal standpoint, I’m hoping to get back into a student role and start taking lessons again on piano and banjo – and start playing music with my son, Miles, if he’s interested!