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Elizabeth Parks Prout, MD, MSCE
Elizabeth Parks Prout, MD, MSCE
Nutrition Pediatrician

Dr. Prout is a nutrition pediatrician, an academic investigator in the Healthy Weight Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on childhood obesity.



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Education and Training

AB, Dartmouth College (Biochemistry And Molecular Biology), 1994.

MD, Tufts University School Of Medicine, 1999

Internship, Baystate Medical Center (Pediatrics), Springfield, MA

Residency, Baystate Medical Center (Pediatrics)

Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Nutrition)

MSCE, The University Of Pennsylvania, 2010

Titles and Academic Titles

Nutrition Pediatrician

Academic Investigator, Healthy Weight Program

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

African-American Collaborative Research Network

American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow

American Heart Association, Council on Nutrition Metabolism and Physical Activity

American Society for Nutrition

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Obesity Society

Professional Awards

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors in Pediatrics, 2022

Nutrition Leadership Institute, Dannon Institute USA, 2011

American Heart Association Early Career Development Award for Minorities, 2007

Outstanding Resident Community Service Research Award, Baystate Medical Center, 2002

Publication Highlights

Rothman J, Shirley MK, Parks EP, Wu GD, Kelly A, Ford E, Zemel BS. African American mothers' perceptions of infant body size are prospectively associated with infant growth and BMI. Am J Hum Biol. 2023 Mar; e23890. PubMed PMID: 36899470
Watach AJ, Bishop-Gilyard CT, Ku H, OAfolabi-Brown O, Parks EP, Xanthopoulos MS. A social media intervention for the families of young Black men with obstructive sleep apnoea. Health Educ J. 2022 Aug; 81(5): 540-553. PubMed PMID: 36059565
Hoeltzel GD, Swendiman RA, Tewksbury CM, Parks EP, Williams NN, Dumon KR. How safe is adolescent bariatric surgery? An analysis of short-term outcomes. J Pediatr Surg. 2022 Aug; 57(8): 1654-1659. PubMed PMID: 34593239
Batsis JA, Apolzan JW, Bagley PJ, Blunt HB, Divan V, Gill S, Golden A, Gundumraj S, Heymsfield SB, Kahan S, Kopatsis K, Port A, Parks EP, Reilly CA, Rubino D, Saunders KH, Shean R, Tabaza L, Stanley A, Tchang BG, Gundumraj S, Kidambi S. A Systematic Review of Dietary Supplements and Alternative Therapies for Weight Loss. Obesity. 2021 Jul; 29(7): 1102-1113. PubMed PMID: 34159755
Parks EP, Finnerty DD, Panganiban J, Frasso R, Bishop-Gilyard C, Tewksbury CM, Williams NN, Dumon KR, Cordero G, Hill DL, Sarwer DB. Perspectives of adolescents with severe obesity on social Media in Preparation for weight-loss surgery: a qualitative study. Pediatr. 2020 Mar; 20(1): 96. PubMed PMID: 32122314