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

  1. Bariatrician
  2. Internist
  3. Gastroenterologist

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. 2016
    AGA's Poster Judging Competition WinnerAmerican Gastroenterology Association
  2. 2015
    2015 AGA/AGA-GRG Fellow Abstract PrizeAmerican Gastroenterology Association
  3. 2015
    J. Arnold Bargen Research AwardMayo Clinic Rochester Programs
  4. 2014
    GCR/AGA Fellow Travel Award for Digestive Disease WeekAmerican Gastroenterology Association
  5. 2014
    Distinguished Clinical Poster AwardThe Obesity Society
  6. 2014
    Young Investigator Forum AwardAmerican Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society
  7. 2014
    Distinguished Poster Award for Clinical FellowYouth Investigator Research Symposium, Mayo Clinic
  8. 2014
    Board Certified in Obesity Medicine and NutritionAmerican Board of Obesity Medicine
  9. 2012
    Excellence in Teaching AwardDepartment of Medicine, University of Florida
  10. 2012
    Chairman "Leighton E. Cluff" AwardUniversity of Florida
  11. 2012
    Excellence in Ambulatory AwardDepartment of Medicine, University of Florida
  12. 2012
    Chairman "Leighton E. Cluff" Award (Best Resident Of IM)MCF Department of Medicine Residency Program
  13. 2012
    Excellence in Ambulatory Care AwardDepartment of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  14. 2011
    Elected member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor SocietyAlpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  15. 2010
    Physician Customer Service AwardShands Hospital, College of Medicine, University of Florida
  16. 2009
    Medical Guild Award; Best Graduate Student of Ph.D ProgramCollege of Medicine, University of Florida
  17. 2009
    "Hot Topic" selected poster presentationEuropean Congress on Obesity
  18. 2009
    Equal Access Clinic Service Award for Student VolunteerPh.D Program, University of Florida
  19. 2009
    Medical Guild AwardPhysiology and Pharmacology, University of Florida & Shands Healthcare
  20. 2008
    Travel Award for Research ExcellenceAmerican Society of Gene Therapy
  21. 2006
    Valedictorian - Best Graduate from Medical SchoolUniversidad San Francisco de Quito
  22. 2006
    Medical Doctor Diploma graduated with honors, Magna cum laudenUniversidad San Francisco de Quito
  23. 2006
    Best Intern AwardHospital Voz Andes Quito
  24. 2004
    International Scholarship Charite Summer SchoolUniversity of Berlin and Humbolt University
  25. 2003
    Chancellor Academic Excellence ListUniversidad San Francisco de Quito
  26. 2003
    Dean Academic Excellence ListUniversidad San Francisco de Quito
  27. 2002
    Pasteur Excellence Academic ScholarshipUniversidad San Francisco de Quito
  28. 2000
    Training Scholarship in Genetics and Molecular BiologyPontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador
  29. 1998
    National Youth Leadership Forum on MedicineGeorgetown University

Professional memberships

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

Research activities

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