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Dr. Ashour has a passion for medically assisted weight loss because he has gone through it himself. He maintains that he will never prescribe a weight loss medication to a patient that he has not tried himself. He likes to know exactly what his patients are experiencing through their weight loss journey.
Dr. Ashour completed his undergraduate degree in Public Health and Medical Science between the University of Melbourne, Australia and New York University in the United States. After his undergraduate degree, he spent a brief period working for Big-Pharma, before starting his formal medical education and training.
Dr. Ashour’s medical education was conducted between The United Kingdom at the University of London and The United States at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, with additional certifications and diplomas obtained from The Harvard Chan School of Public Health and The University of Sydney Medical School. His practical training was completed at both The University of Central Florida’s Medical Center and Jefferson Health in Pennsylvania.
In addition to practicing emergency medicine, Dr. Ashour has completed formal certifications in additional fields, including: Aesthetic/Cosmetic Medicine, Anti-Aging, Peptide Therapies, Hormone Therapies, Sexual Dysfunction, and Men’s Health. He is also Beck CBT certified for managing and treating mental health problems such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Dr. Arie Blitz is an independently practicing physician who is one of the physicians affiliated with our New England Medical Group clinic. He attended Cornell University for his undergraduate degree in philosophy and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York for his medical degree. He completed a General Surgery residency at Montefiore Medical Center in NY and became board-certified in General Surgery. He completed a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at UCLA Medical Center in California and became board-certified in Cardiothoracic Surgery. In addition, he has completed several advanced fellowships.
Dr. Blitz is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He is also a member in good standing of the Obesity Medicine Association, The Obesity Society, and the Obesity Action Coalition, the major organizations representing Obesity Medicine specialists.
Dr. Blitz has served several leadership roles throughout his career, including as a full professor and as President of the Cleveland Chapter of the American Heart Association.
Widely published in both peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters, Dr. Blitz is also a sought-out speaker at national and international meetings and has appeared in both local and national media on numerous occasions.
We are happy to
have Dr. Blitz seeing patients in our clinic.
Dr. Neider is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association. She received her medical degree from The Ohio State University in 2000 and completed her medical internship at the University of California San Francisco, Fresno and her dermatology residency at The Ohio State University.
She is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association as well as a Board Certified Dermatologist (FAAD). Dr. Neider has a passion for helping people decrease suffering, prolong life, and improve well-being through her partnership with New England Medical Group as well as Northern Vermont Dermatology.
She worked in Long Island, Northern Michigan and Ohio before settling in Vermont in 2015. She has been serving the population of Franklin and Chittenden Counties and their surrounding areas for the last several years with the support of her friendly and caring staff. In her spare time Dr. Neider enjoys skiing, hiking and reading books with her husband and daughters.