Andres J. Acosta, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Bariatrician
  2. Gastroenterologist
  3. Internist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

EnglishSpanish
  1. Nutrition (Healthy eating)
  2. Obesity
  • Obesity medicine and nutrition
  • Obesity physiology and pharmacology
  • Obesity — bariatric endoscopy
  • Post-bariatric surgery complications
  • Gastrointestinal motility physiology and pharmacology
  1. 2015
    FellowGastroenterology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2015
    Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - NIH T32 program Post Doctoral Clinical - Research Fellowship Gastroenterology and HepatologyMayo Clinic
  3. 2015
    Clinical Fellowship - Gastroenterology and HepatologyMayo Clinic
  4. 2013
    Certificate - 14 credit hours in statistics, epidemiology and clinical researchMayo Clinic Department of Development and the Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities (CTSA)
  5. 2012
    Residency - Internal MedicineUniversity of Florida, Shands/UF Hospital
  6. 2010
    Internship - Internal MedicineUniversity of Florida, Shands/UF Hopsital
  7. 2009
    Ph.D. - Doctorate in Philosophy - Physiology and PharmacologyUniversity of Florida, College of Medicine
  8. 2006
    MD - Magna Cum LaudenUniversidad San Francisco de Quito
  9. 2002
    BS - Bachelor in Health Science - Magna Cum LaudenUniversidad San Francisco de Quito

Certifications

  1. 2016
    GastroenterologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2013
    Obesity MedicineAmerican Board of Obesity Medicine
  3. 2012
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    2021 New Investigator AwardDepartment of Medicine
  2. 2020
    40 Under 40 Award - Physician, Scientist, EnterpreneurMinneapolis Business Journal
  3. 2020
    2020 Tekne Award, Healthcare Division (Winners Exemplify Technology Innovation in Minnesota)Minnesota Technology Association
  4. 2019
    $1Million Challenge Award winner for Minority EntrepreneursMetropolitan Economic Development Association
  5. 2019
    Minnesota Cup 2019, 3rd Place, Healthcare DivisionUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  6. 2019
    Chase Minority-Owned Startup AwardJPMorgan-Chase Bank
  7. 2018
    Gerstner Career Development Award Center for Individualized Medicine
  8. 2018
    Ruppe Career Development Award Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
  9. 2016
    ANMS Career Development Award ANMS
  10. 2016
    AGA's Poster Judging Competition WinnerAmerican Gastroenterology Association
  11. 2015
    2015 AGA/AGA-GRG Fellow Abstract PrizeAmerican Gastroenterology Association
  12. 2014
    GCR/AGA Fellow Travel Award for Digestive Disease WeekAmerican Gastroenterology Association
  13. 2014
    Board Certified in Obesity Medicine and NutritionAmerican Board of Obesity Medicine
  14. 2014
    Young Investigator Forum AwardAmerican Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society
  15. 2014
    Distinguished Clinical Poster AwardThe Obesity Society
  16. 2014
    Distinguished Poster Award for Clinical FellowYouth Investigator Research Symposium, Mayo Clinic
  17. 2012
    Excellence in Teaching AwardDepartment of Medicine, University of Florida
  18. 2012
    Chairman "Leighton E. Cluff" Award (Best Resident in IM)MCF Department of Medicine Residency Program
  19. 2012
    Excellence in Ambulatory Care AwardDepartment of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  20. 2011
    Elected member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor SocietyAlpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  21. 2010
    Physician Customer Service AwardShands Hospital, College of Medicine, University of Florida
  22. 2009
    Medical Guild Award; Best Graduate Student of Ph.D ProgramCollege of Medicine, University of Florida
  23. 2009
    "Hot Topic" selected poster presentationEuropean Congress on Obesity
  24. 2009
    Equal Access Clinic Service Award for Student VolunteerPh.D Program, University of Florida
  25. 2009
    Medical Guild AwardPhysiology and Pharmacology, University of Florida & Shands Healthcare
  26. 2008
    Travel Award for Research ExcellenceAmerican Society of Gene Therapy
  27. 2006
    Valedictorian - Best Graduate from Medical SchoolUniversidad San Francisco de Quito
  28. 2006
    Medical Doctorate, graduated with honors, Magna cum laudeUniversidad San Francisco de Quito
  29. 2006
    Best Intern AwardHospital Voz Andes Quito
  30. 2004
    International Scholarship Charite Summer SchoolUniversity of Berlin and Humbolt University
  31. 2003
    Chancellor Academic Excellence ListUniversidad San Francisco de Quito
  32. 2003
    Dean Academic Excellence ListUniversidad San Francisco de Quito
  33. 2002
    Pasteur Excellence Academic ScholarshipUniversidad San Francisco de Quito
  34. 2000
    Training Scholarship in Genetics and Molecular BiologyPontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador
  35. 1998
    National Youth Leadership Forum on MedicineGeorgetown University

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    Chair, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition SectionAGA Council, American Gastroenterological Association
  2. 2021 - present
    DirectorObesity Interest Group, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  3. 2021 - 2022
    Vice Chair, Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition SectionAGA Council, American Gastroenterological Association
  4. 2017 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Committees
  5. 2016 - present
    ReviewerWiley Online
  6. 2014 - present
    MemberDepartment of Internal Medicine
  7. 2013 - present
    InterviewerInterview Committee, Gastroenterology Fellowship, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  8. 2013 - present
    MemberBariatric Center of Excellence
  9. 2012 - 2015
    FellowDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  10. 2012 - present
    MemberEndoscopy Committee
  11. 2012 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
  12. 2012 - present
    Active MemberAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  13. 2012 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
  14. 2011 - 2013
    Committee MemberThe Obesity Society (NAASO)
  15. 2011 - 2013
    Early Career MembershipThe Obesity Society (NAASO)
  16. 2011 - present
    Active MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  17. 2009 - 2012
    ResidentUniversity of Florida
  18. 2009 - 2012
    ResidentUniversity of Florida
  19. 2009 - 2012
    Active MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  20. 2009 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Medical Association
  21. 2008 - present
    Active MemberThe Obesity Society (NAASO)
  22. 2007 - 2012
    Teaching AssistantUniversity of Florida
  23. 2007 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Physician Scientists Association
  24. 2006 - 2012
    Ph.D. ProgramUniversity of Florida
  25. 2004 - present
    Honorary MemberInternational Federation of Medical Students Association

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.