During her medical school, residency, fellowship, and her junior faculty years, Dr. Tsikitis won numerous awards in research, patient care, and teaching, including Outstanding Intern and Outstanding Resident awards, as well as Outstanding Role Model in Surgery. Institutionally, she is the Cancer Liaison Physician for the Commission on Cancer, and is sought after, both institutionally and locally to lecture on colon and rectal cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
She received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from George Washington University in 2002. She then completed 3 years of a General Surgical Categorical residency at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital. From 2005 to 2006, she completed a Cutaneous Oncology Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She then completed a Dermatology residency and an additional year of dermatologic research graduating in 2010 from the University of California, Irvine. After their Dermatology residency, she completed a Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellowship at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, London, the UK in 2011.
Dr. Ludwig is a fellow of The Obesity Society and recipient of the E.V. McCollum Award (2008) of the American Society for Nutrition. He is Principal Investigator on numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health, has published over 150 scientific articles, and serves as Contributing Writer for JAMA. Dr. Ludwig is the author of a book on childhood obesity for parents (Ending the Food Fight: Guide Your Child to a Healthy Weight in a Fast Food/Fake Food World Houghton Mifflin, 2007). His latest book, for a general audience, is entitled Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently (Grand Central Publishing, January 2016). He appears frequently in national print and broadcast media.
Dr. Bonno is board certified in Neurology with subspecialty certifications in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy. She has a special interest in utilizing dietary therapies in adults for the treatment of medically refractory epilepsy and is director of the Adult Dietary Therapy Center at the UR Epilepsy Center. She works closely with a ketogenic dietitian, Leeann Habben, to offer various dietary therapies (including Modified Atkins, low glycemic and classic ketogenic diets) to patients.
Orthopedic Surgery/Spine Surgery/Traumatologist