Contact Robyn Hersh at [email protected] for more information about our next orientation.

Currently we are recruiting for two programs, a 52-week program for people who have 50 or more pounds to lose, to run online using Zoom on Wednesdays from 7:30pm to 8:45pm ET (starting in late April), and a 26-week program for people who have less than 50 pounds to lose to run online using Zoom on Tuesday evenings from 7:30pm to 8:45pm EST (starting in late March).

Our Location

We are based at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital at West 114th Street and Amsterdam Avenue adjacent to the campus of Columbia University on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City.
  • 52-week weight loss groups for adults 25 or older who have 50 or more pounds to lose.
  • 26-week weight loss groups for adults 25 or older who have less than 50 pounds to lose.
  • Weight loss groups led by a team of weight loss experts, including a Behavior Therapist, Registered Dietitian, and Exercise Physiologist
  • Follow-up weight management program after 26 or 52 weeks for maintaining weight or losing more weight if you desire.
  • Medically supervised, hospital-based weight loss. Our team of bariatric physicians, including endocrinologists who specialize in weight loss as well as diabetes and other metabolic disorders that can affect your ability to lose weight, are available to you for hormonal and metabolic testing for weight management if you desire.
  • You’ll complete a battery of questionnaires before you start the weight loss program to help our weight loss experts learn more about how you lose weight, to plan your weight loss curriculum, and to predict possible obstacles to your weight loss.
  • Our fee: $65 per week, and a one-time fee of $60 for an individual screening appointment with one of our staff before you start. No other mandatory fees. We do not accept insurance and you pay fees monthly.
  • Meal replacement products are available, but not a mandatory part of the weight loss program. Your Registered Dietitian will discuss options with you if you are interested.

    How are we different?

  • You must have at least 50 pounds to lose to join our 52-week program. You’ll feel comfortable with like-minded people. You are not alone. No more isolation. No more shame.
  • No weight loss medication. We’re not opposed to weight loss medication, and we’re happy to refer you to one of our bariatric doctors or endocrinologists for a medication evaluation, but it’s not an intrinsic part of our lifestyle-change weight loss program.
  • No weight loss surgery. Many hospital-based programs and weight loss clinics advertise as a weight loss program or weight management program, but weight loss surgery or very low calorie diets is the emphasis (or all they do). We’re not opposed to weight loss surgery (we do weight loss surgery here at our hospital with our team of bariatric surgeons), but like weight loss medication, it’s not an intrinsic part of our lifestyle-change weight loss program.
  • Our treatment groups are closed, which means you’re with the same people for the entire 26 or 52 weeks. No one coming and going, no distractions, consistent support for losing weight. NO OTHER NEW YORK CITY TREATMENT PROGRAM, nor any other weight loss program or weight loss clinic in the country that we know of, offers that level of commitment to help you lose weight.
  • Research-based. We’re the only weight loss program or weight loss clinic in New York City affiliated with an obesity research center. The research mission is to reduce the incidence of obesity and related diseases through leadership in basic obesity research, clinical research, epidemiology and public health, patient care, and public education.
  • Our body composition lab is one of the finest and most respected in the world. Body fat percent testing (bioelectrical impedance, Bod-Pod, CT scans, and dual-emission X-ray absorptiometry – DXA), resting metabolic rate measurement, bone density testing, and sub-max and maximal exercise capacity stress tests are available should you desire it.

Have you lost and gained weight before?

Most of our members have lost and gained weight multiple times, perhaps hundreds of pounds. We’re committed to helping you lose weight during our 52-week weight loss program and keep it off for good in our follow-up maintenance weight loss program.

Mount Sinai Morningside Nutrition and Metabolism Management System
Richard Weil, M.Ed., CDE, Director
Betty Kovacs, MS, RD, Director, Director of Nutrition