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Carine M. Lenders, MD, MS, ScD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentPediatrics
DivisionGeneral Pediatrics
Address88 E. Newton St Vose Hall
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-5357
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-2417-8570
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TitleActive Staff Privileges
InstitutionBoston Medical Center
DepartmentPediatrics

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Lenders has been the medical director of the NFL Program since 2003. She also heads the Pediatric Nutrition Support Services at Boston Medical Center, and she serves as attending physician for the Nutrition Support Team at the Children's Hospital of Boston.

Dr. Lenders is a former family practitioner with a master’s degree in tropical medicine, who graduated with honors from the State University of Liege, Belgium. She spent several months in the Congo with Médecins sans Frontières and three years in Bangladesh at the International Center of Diarrheal Diseases and Research.

She was a fellow in pediatric nutrition at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine), a resident in pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and a fellow in the Combined Program of Pediatric Gastroenterology (MGH and Children’s Hospital of Boston-CHB) at Harvard Medical School. She also served as the co-director of the Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) program at CHB from 1998 to 2003.

She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists. Dr. Lenders is also an assistant professor at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and on faculty at Harvard Medical School. She has received several education grants and is involved in the vertical integration of nutrition at BUSM. She recently edited a clinical guide book on overweight and obesity with Caroline Apovian, MD, that earned an outstanding review in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Her current research interests include the relationship of selective dietary components and medications to weight gain and obesity-related conditions.

 Publications
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  1. Lenders CM, Manders AJ, Perdomo JE, Ireland KA, Barlow SE. Addressing Pediatric Obesity in Ambulatory Care: Where Are We and Where Are We Going? Curr Obes Rep. 2016 Jun; 5(2):214-40. PMID: 27048522.
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  2. Young LS, Huong PT, Lam NT, Thu NN, Van HT, Hanh NL, Tuyen le D, Lien DT, Hoc TH, Tuyet CT, Anh NQ, Henry EG, Lenders CM, Gura KM, Bigornia SJ, Apovian CM, Ziegler TR. Nutritional status and feeding practices in gastrointestinal surgery patients at Bach Mai Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2016; 25(3):513-20. PMID: 27440685.
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  3. Lee PD, Lustig RH, Lenders C, Baillargeon J, Wilson DM. INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR BINDING PROTEIN 1 PREDICTS INSULIN SENSITIVITY AND INSULIN AREA-UNDER-THE-CURVE IN OBESE, NONDIABETIC ADOLESCENTS. Endocr Pract. 2016 Feb; 22(2):136-42. PMID: 26484407.
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  4. Lenders CM. Paediatric obesity: can medications help. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2015 Oct; 22(5):331-9. PMID: 26218173.
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  5. Kris-Etherton PM, Akabas SR, Douglas P, Kohlmeier M, Laur C, Lenders CM, Levy MD, Nowson C, Ray S, Pratt CA, Seidner DL, Saltzman E. Nutrition competencies in health professionals' education and training: a new paradigm. Adv Nutr. 2015 Jan; 6(1):83-7. PMID: 25593146.
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  6. Kris-Etherton PM, Akabas SR, Bales CW, Bistrian B, Braun L, Edwards MS, Laur C, Lenders CM, Levy MD, Palmer CA, Pratt CA, Ray S, Rock CL, Saltzman E, Seidner DL, Van Horn L. The need to advance nutrition education in the training of health care professionals and recommended research to evaluate implementation and effectiveness. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 May; 99(5 Suppl):1153S-66S. PMID: 24717343.
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  7. Lenders CM, Deen DD, Bistrian B, Edwards MS, Seidner DL, McMahon MM, Kohlmeier M, Krebs NF. Residency and specialties training in nutrition: a call for action. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 May; 99(5 Suppl):1174S-83S. PMID: 24646816.
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  8. Huong PT, Lam NT, Thu NN, Quyen TC, Lien DT, Anh NQ, Henry EG, Oliver L, Apovian CM, Ziegler TR, Lenders C. Prevalence of malnutrition in patients admitted to a major urban tertiary care hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2014; 23(3):437-44. PMID: 25164455.
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  9. Dimaria-Ghalili RA, Edwards M, Friedman G, Jaferi A, Kohlmeier M, Kris-Etherton P, Lenders C, Palmer C, Wylie-Rosett J. Capacity building in nutrition science: revisiting the curricula for medical professionals. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2013 Dec; 1306:21-40. PMID: 24329516.
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  10. Lenders CM, Lee PD, Feldman HA, Wilson DM, Abrams SH, Gitelman SE, Klish WJ, Wertz MS, Taylor GA, Alongi RT, Chen TC, Holick MF. A cross-sectional study of osteocalcin and body fat measures among obese adolescents. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Apr; 21(4):808-14. PMID: 23712984.
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  11. Lenders C, Gorman K, Milch H, Decker A, Harvey N, Stanfield L, Lim-Miller A, Salge-Blake J, Judd L, Levine S. A novel nutrition medicine education model: the Boston University experience. Adv Nutr. 2013 Jan; 4(1):1-7. PMID: 23319117.
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  12. Lenders CM, Gorman K, Lim-Miller A, Puklin S, Pratt J. Practical approaches to the treatment of severe pediatric obesity. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2011 Dec; 58(6):1425-38, x-xi. PMID: 22093860.
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  13. Michalsky M, Reichard K, Inge T, Pratt J, Lenders C. ASMBS pediatric committee best practice guidelines. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012 Jan-Feb; 8(1):1-7. PMID: 22030146.
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  14. Wilson DM, Abrams SH, Aye T, Lee PD, Lenders C, Lustig RH, Osganian SV, Feldman HA. Metformin extended release treatment of adolescent obesity: a 48-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with 48-week follow-up. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Feb; 164(2):116-23. PMID: 20124139.
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  15. Jesuit C, Dillon C, Compher C. A.S.P.E.N. clinical guidelines: nutrition support of hospitalized pediatric patients with obesity. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2010 Jan-Feb; 34(1):13-20. PMID: 20054058.
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  16. Lenders CM, Liu S, Wilmore DW, Sampson L, Dougherty LW, Spiegelman D, Willett WC. Evaluation of a novel food composition database that includes glutamine and other amino acids derived from gene sequencing data. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2009 Dec; 63(12):1433-9. PMID: 19756030.
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  17. Lenders CM, Feldman HA, Von Scheven E, Merewood A, Sweeney C, Wilson DM, Lee PD, Abrams SH, Gitelman SE, Wertz MS, Klish WJ, Taylor GA, Chen TC, Holick MF. Relation of body fat indexes to vitamin D status and deficiency among obese adolescents. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Sep; 90(3):459-67. PMID: 19640956.
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  18. Blackburn GL, Hutter MM, Harvey AM, Apovian CM, Boulton HR, Cummings S, Fallon JA, Greenberg I, Jiser ME, Jones DB, Jones SB, Kaplan LM, Kelly JJ, Kruger RS, Lautz DB, Lenders CM, Lonigro R, Luce H, McNamara A, Mulligan AT, Paasche-Orlow MK, Perna FM, Pratt JS, Riley SM, Robinson MK, Romanelli JR, Saltzman E, Schumann R, Shikora SA, Snow RL, Sogg S, Sullivan MA, Tarnoff M, Thompson CC, Wee CC, Ridley N, Auerbach J, Hu FB, Kirle L, Buckley RB, Annas CL. Expert panel on weight loss surgery: executive report update. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 May; 17(5):842-62. PMID: 19396063.
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  19. Pratt JS, Lenders CM, Dionne EA, Hoppin AG, Hsu GL, Inge TH, Lawlor DF, Marino MF, Meyers AF, Rosenblum JL, Sanchez VM. Best practice updates for pediatric/adolescent weight loss surgery. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 May; 17(5):901-10. PMID: 19396070.
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  20. Apovian C, Bigornia S, Cullum-Dugan D, Schoonmaker C, Radziejowska J, Phipps J, Gokce N, Istfan N, Meyers A, Lenders C. Milk-Based Nutritional Supplements in Conjunction With Lifestyle Intervention in Overweight Adolescents. Infant Child Adolesc Nutr. 2009 Feb; 1(1):37-44. PMID: 22347517.
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  21. Lenders CM, Wright JA, Apovian CM, Hess DT, Shukla RR, Adams WG, Lee K. Weight loss surgery eligibility according to various BMI criteria among adolescents. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Jan; 17(1):150-5. PMID: 19008870.
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  22. Lee K, Valeria B, Kochman C, Lenders CM. Self-assessment of height, weight, and sexual maturation: validity in overweight children and adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2006 Sep; 39(3):346-52. PMID: 16919795.
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  23. Lee K, Kwon ER, Park TJ, Park MS, Lenders CM. Parental overweight as an indicator of childhood overweight: how sensitive? Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2006; 15(2):196-200. PMID: 16672203.
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  24. Gura KM, Parsons SK, Bechard LJ, Henderson T, Dorsey M, Phipatanakul W, Duggan C, Puder M, Lenders C. Use of a fish oil-based lipid emulsion to treat essential fatty acid deficiency in a soy allergic patient receiving parenteral nutrition. Clin Nutr. 2005 Oct; 24(5):839-47. PMID: 16029913.
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  25. Apovian CM, Baker C, Ludwig DS, Hoppin AG, Hsu G, Lenders C, Pratt JS, Forse RA, O'brien A, Tarnoff M. Best practice guidelines in pediatric/adolescent weight loss surgery. Obes Res. 2005 Feb; 13(2):274-82. PMID: 15800284.
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  26. Fishman L, Lenders C, Fortunato C, Noonan C, Nurko S. Increased prevalence of constipation and fecal soiling in a population of obese children. J Pediatr. 2004 Aug; 145(2):253-4. PMID: 15289779.
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  27. Scholl TO, Chen X, Khoo CS, Lenders C. The dietary glycemic index during pregnancy: influence on infant birth weight, fetal growth, and biomarkers of carbohydrate metabolism. Am J Epidemiol. 2004 Mar 1; 159(5):467-74. PMID: 14977642.
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  28. Scholl TO, Sowers M, Chen X, Lenders C. Maternal glucose concentration influences fetal growth, gestation, and pregnancy complications. Am J Epidemiol. 2001 Sep 15; 154(6):514-20. PMID: 11549556.
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  29. Spieth LE, Harnish JD, Lenders CM, Raezer LB, Pereira MA, Hangen SJ, Ludwig DS. A low-glycemic index diet in the treatment of pediatric obesity. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2000 Sep; 154(9):947-51. PMID: 10980801.
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  30. Lenders CM, McElrath TF, Scholl TO. Nutrition in adolescent pregnancy. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2000 Jun; 12(3):291-6. PMID: 10836168.
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  31. Lenders CM, Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Khoo CS, Slap GB, Stallings VA. Gestational age and infant size at birth are associated with dietary sugar intake among pregnant adolescents. J Nutr. 1997 Jun; 127(6):1113-7. PMID: 9187625.
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  32. Lenders CM, Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Khoo CS, Slap GB, Stallings VA. Effect of high-sugar intake by low-income pregnant adolescents on infant birth weight. J Adolesc Health. 1994 Nov; 15(7):596-602. PMID: 7857959.
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