Dr. Michael Rosenbaum received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and his medical degree from Cornell University. After completing his residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and a fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at The New York Hospital, he spent 9 years in the laboratory of Dr. Jules Hirsch at Rockefeller University. He and Dr. Rudolph Leibel were then recruited to Columbia University Medical Center where he is currently a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine and Associate Program Director of the Clinical Translational Science Award.
Dr. Rosenbaum’s research interests focus mainly on body weight regulation in adults and the development and prevention of obesity in children. His studies range from crosstalk between the lowly adipocyte and the highest cortical centers of the brain to the molecular physiology of skeletal muscle, human feeding behavior, and the microbiome. He is also a frequent op-ed contributor in numerous media outlets and a practicing pediatrician.