Cynthia Buffington, Ph

Cynthia Buffington, Ph


Cynthia Buffington, Ph.D.


Cynthia Buffington, Ph.D., is Director of Research at U.S. Bariatric.Dr. Buffington received her doctorate from The University of Texas, Austin, and obtained postdoctoral fellowships in Biochemistry, Endocrinology, and Cardiology at The University of Texas and The University of Tennessee Health Science Centers.

Prior to coming to U.S. Bariatric, Dr. Buffington served as Director of Research at The University of Tennessee’s Obesity Wellness Center and was an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Preventative Medicine.

Dr. Buffington has been in the field of Bariatrics for the last 10 years and has presented numerous reports and chaired a number of obesity scientific sessions at annual meetings of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, the North American Association for the Study of Obesity, and the American Diabetes Association.

In addition, she has authored several book chapters and numerous manuscripts and reports, along with writing a monthly research column for BEYOND CHANGE, an international bariatric newsletter, and a bi-monthly report for the SILHOUETTE, U.S. Bariatric''s informative patient newsletter.

  • Obesity and associated psychological, physiological, hormonal, and metabolic disorders

  • Role of oxidative stress in aging, obesity, and disease (diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, macular degeneration, etc.)

  • Defects in sex hormone metabolism, i.e. polycystic ovarian disease, adrenal hyperplasia

  • Lymphocyte subset distinctions, receptor activities, and cytokine production

  • Oxidative Stress and anti-oxidants/markers of oxidant damage/systems of repair

Dr. Buffington''s publications are indeed numerous, and transcribing their titles will take time. We anticipate posting them to our site soon.

Below is a partial listing of Dr. Buffington''s popular columns:

SILHOUETTE (a publication of U.S. Bariatric)

  • 2002 November/December, Vol. 1, Issue 6:Weight Gain Potential and Adverse Health Consequences of Emotional Stress

BEYOND CHANGE (a newspaper circulated nationally and internationally to over 30,000 obesity healthcare professionals and patients)

  • November 1999 Issue: What We Need to Know
  • February 2000 Issue: The Role of One’s Mood on Weight Gain and Overall Health
  • October 2000 Issue: “Stealing our Children’s Youth, Innocence, and Health”
  • July 2002:Nutrient Deficiencies and Health ConsequencesPart 1. Gastric Restrictive Surgeries
  • August 2002:Nutrient Deficiencies and Health ConsequencesPart 2.Gastric Restrictive and Malabsorptive Combinations