Dr. Andrew Rudin, MD is a physician and cardiologist based in New York City, on staff at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center and St. Barnabas Hospital. Aside from his extensive work involving cardiac arrhythmia, specifically Atrial fibrillation, Dr. Rudin has taken his knowledge of the body and its processes to take on an issue affecting an increasingly large population across the globe: obesity.
Andrew Rudin MD graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine with the highest academic achievement in his class, earning the Harold Elster Memorial Award in 1996. After earning his Medicinae Doctor, Dr. Rudin entered Yale New Haven Hospital as the Chief Resident, and moving immediately after his residency’s completion to the Windy City of Chicago, IL in order to perform his Cardiology Fellowship and Electrophysiology Fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Along with a cardiovascular surgeon, Andrew Rudin MD developed a novel approach to assisting patients with Atrial fibrillation, dubbing the procedure “Cooperative Atrial fibrillation Ablation.”
After many years of studying heart health and its link to obesity, Dr. Andrew Rudin stumbled across a study conducted by Sumithran, et. al., entered into the New England Journal of Medicine in October 2011, in which the findings detailed that levels of fat hormones such as leptin, insulin, and ghrelin are all at obesity levels even one year after significant weight reduction. Patients who lose weight are working against their hormones, which are constantly making them hungry, causing relapse rates to remain high.
Andrew Rudin MD has developed a different paradigm to treat obesity. His Just Hormones method involves treating obesity in the long term by providing maintenance drugs that trick the body’s hormones over time. This allows individuals to work hard to drop their weight, but not see their progress reversed by something out of their mental control. The maintenance drugs actively work against the fat hormones, and the plan is used long after the weight loss has been achieved.