Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

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photo David A. Rometo, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-586-9700

Office: 580 Falk Clinic
3601 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-586-9700
Fax: 412-586-9726
Education and Training
BA Cell/Molecular Biology, Washington & Jefferson College, 2002
M.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2006
Residency, Internal Medicine, University of North Carolina Hospitals, 2009
Fellowship, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Washington University in St. Louis/ Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 2011
Research Interest
Dr. Rometo’s academic interests focus on improving the understanding and treatment of obesity and related metabolic disorders with an emphasis on generating effective programs for the “real world” clinical setting. Dr. Rometo is currently the Clinical Leader for the Medically-Supervised Weight Loss and Obesity Medicine Program in the Division of Endocrinology. In this role, he has developed several innovative clinical programs focused on promoting health and preventing disease in patients with overweight or obesity. Among these programs are a program focused in reversing diabetes and other metabolic complications of obesity (i.e. the Disease Remission in Obesity Program or “DROP”), a medically-supervised very low calorie diet program, (i.e. Opti-fast Program), and a post-bariatric surgery diabetes and weight management program. To determine the overall effectiveness of these programs, Dr. Rometo assesses clinical outcomes, quality measures, cost effectiveness, and patient satisfaction of these clinical care models for metabolic and disease and weight management. In addition to these scholarly activities, Dr. Rometo is a major driver of training in the field of obesity medicine at the UPMC.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Rometo's clinical interests include the treatment of type 2 diabetes and other endocrine disorders that are caused or worsened by obesity, including PCOS and infertility. He is interested in the development of protocols that use bariatric surgery, obesity medications, and very low calorie diets with meal replacements to achieve significant and long-lasting weight loss for comorbidity improvement/remission and fertility.
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Selected Publications:
Rometo, D., Korytkowski, M.T. Perioperative Glycemic Management of Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery. Current Diabetes Reports. 2016; 16(4): 23.
Rariy, C.M., Rometo, D., Korytkowski, M.T. Post-Gastric Bypass Hypoglycemia. Current Diabetes Reports. 2016; 16(2).
Notable Achievements
Development and implementation of type 2 diabetes management protocol after bariatric surgery at Magee Women's Hospital
Lead effort to improve the consistent carbohydrate diet order options for hospitalized patients with diabetes in all UPMC hospitals
Development and implementation of a physician-supervised intense lifestyle intervention for weight loss including very low calorie diet using meal replacements
Board Certification from the American Board of Obesity Medicine, 2015