Maria Romanova, M.D., is a Health Sciences Clinical Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is a practicing hospitalist and weight management physician at the Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. She received her M.D. from the I. M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy and she completed her residency in internal medicine at the GLAVA/UCLA Medical Center. Her interests lie in hospital medicine, obesity and bariatric management. She is also a Nutrition Support Team physician at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.