Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

Pediatrician, Child Obesity Specialist, and Author, Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right!

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. is a pediatrician, official spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, child and adolescent obesity specialist, and Author of Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right (Rodale). Her child weight loss program ( has been featured on The Today Show, Nightline, Good Morning America Health, CNN, Lifetime’s The Balancing Act, The 700 Club, WABC News, WNBC News, MSNBC, Fox 5 Morning Show, WNBC’s LXTV, My9 News, NY One, Eye on NY, and WPIX News. Dr. Dolgoff is the official doctor for Camp Shane, the nation’s largest weight loss camp. Children and teens from 45 different states and four countries are losing weight with her online weight loss program ( She sees patients in her offices in Manhattan and Roslyn Heights, NY.

Dr. Dolgoff’s Biography:

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. grew up in Roslyn, New York. Dr. Dolgoff attended Princeton University where she graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Molecular Biology. She was elected to the Sigma Chi International Research Honor Society based on scientific research done at Princeton. Dr. Dolgoff earned her Reebok fitness instructor certification during this time. She taught fitness classes at Princeton University and at various gyms in the Princeton area.

Dr. Dolgoff continued her education at the NYU School of Medicine, earning the award for Outstanding Student in Pediatrics and serving as president of the NYU Chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. She also founded and ran the NYU School of Medicine Step Aerobics Fitness Program and taught at Synergy Fitness Clubs in Manhattan.

Dr. Dolgoff completed her Pediatric Residency training at Columbia Presbyterian's Children's Hospital of New York. She has previously worked as a private practice pediatrician and is a Board Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as an official spokesperson of the AAP.

For more information on Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right or Dr. Dolgoff, e-mail or call (516) 801-0022.