RNPC® Scientific Committee

RNPC® Scientific Committee

RNPC® Scientific Committee is composed of highly qualified and eminent persons.

Pr Arne ASTRUP

PRESIDENT OF THE RNPC® SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE  

Head of the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Senior Consultant at Clinical Research Unit, Herlev-Gentofte University Hospital. He has more than 30 years experience in clinical research.
Main research areas: The physiology and pathophysiology of energy and substrate metabolism and appetite regulation, with special focus on the etiology and treatment of obesity. Prof. Astrup is currently president of the World Obesity Federation and Editor-in-chief of “Obesity Reviews”. He is associate editor of “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Nutrition. He received the Willendorf award from the International Association for the Study of Obesity in 2014.

He is author / co-author of over 600 original, critical and editorial scientific papers (H-index:76, Google Scholar H-Index: 99) and more than 1000 other academic publications such as abstracts, textbook chapters and scientific correspondence. He is one of the 3 most cited authors for obesity-related publications. He has supervised 32 PhD’s to date. Astrup was named Knight of the Order of Dannebrog in 1999, and Knight of the First Order of Dannebrog in November 2012.

Dr Bernard GRUNBERG

gastroenterologist

Hepatogastroenterologist graduated from the Faculty of Montpellier, Nutritionist graduated from the Faculty of Nice, Dr. Grunberg has been President of the CREGG Nutrition Commission for several years.

He is President of the AMILCOR network (“interdisciplinary medical association for the fight against high-risk obesity”) and certified trainer of CPD programs.

He has become a scientific correspondent for the RNPC network and organizes numerous conferences on the topics of (de)nutrition: obesity, steatosis, microbiota, probiotics and bariatric surgery.

Dr Christian BREUT

CARDIOLOGIST

Christian Breut studied medicine at the University Hospital of Caen, then moved in 1992 as an interventional cardiologist in Brest to the Grand Large clinic, then to the Kéraudren clinic where he currently works with six partners.
He has worked together with a diabetologist/endocrinologist on the management of the metabolic syndrome and is a local communicator on this topic.

Indeed, in spite of his main activity as an angioplastician that consists in the treatment of coronary stenosis, Dr. Breut is convinced that the best treatment is primary and secondary prevention with control of cardiovascular risk factors including the metabolic syndrome and obesity as a priority

Pr Alain NITENBERG

CARDIOLOGIST

Public Assistance of Paris Hospitals, Paris Universities. Cardiologist and physiologist specialized in invasive cardiovascular exploration: hemodynamics and angiocardiography, coronary angiography and coronary angioplasty. He teaches cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology.Head of Functional Explorations departments at Louis Maurier and Jean Verdier Hospitals, in France. He conducts clinical research on cardiac function in valvular heart disease and the pathophysiology of coronary circulation (heart transplantation and cardiovascular risk factors, hypertension, diabetes, tobacco).

He has several publications in French and international journals (Circulation, Journal of American College of Cardiology, Diabetes, etc … ..)

Dr Michael PETTINI

GENERAL PRACTITIONER

Michael Pettini began his medical studies in 1992 and was primarily interested in psychiatry but then turned away for general medicine. he has been practicing since 2005 in a medical office with 3 partners. Interested in the human condition, the meaning of life, happiness and well-being are at the center of his concerns, brief political incursions and a special interest for the future of humanity have led him to interest one of the modern day scourges that is obesity.

Seduced by the results and unusual efficiency of the RNPC program, he agreed to join the group’s scientific team in 2016.

Dr Sylvain GUERARD

CARDIOLOGIST

Former specialist of the Armed Forces Hospitals and at the head of the cardiology department of the Desgenettes Army Training Hospital in Lyon, Sylvain Guerard is a sports cardiologist.

He is also a full member of the French Society of Cardiology and of the European Society of Cardiology.
Graduated in sport cardiology, in functional and physiological exploration of exercise, exercise test and cardiac rehabilitation and echocardiography.

Dr Michel SOULIER

PULMONOLOGIST

He worked in the cardiorespiratory rehabilitation centers of Toki Eder (1998 to 2002) and Grancher-Cyrano (since 2015) in Cambo.

Dr. Soulier has always opted for a global management of the patient, with his intricate pathologies, his physical abilities, his mind, and favors prevention and therefore lifestyle.

He is very interested in the intrication of multiple cardiovascular, endocrine and metabolic, and respiratory diseases (asthma, COPD, and sleep apnea syndrome), which have obesity as the essential common factor.

He appreciates the transversal management of a patient and the bridges between different medical specialties to improve the therapeutic results in obese or overweight patients.

Seduced by the philosophy, methods and results of the RNPC network, Dr. Soulier is very happy to join the scientific team.

Dr Odile FABRE

PHARMACIST

After graduating as a Pharmacist in 2009, she joined the PhyMedExp Research Unit, Physiology and Experimental Medicine of the Heart and Muscles (led by Prof. J. Mercier), to do her PhD.

Her research has focused on the pathophysiological mechanisms of development of chronic inflammation and insulin resistance in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue.

She obtained her PhD in 2011 and joined the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (led by Prof. J. Zierath) in Copenhagen, for a post-doc. Her research has focused on the epigenetic mechanisms involved in muscle and adipose tissue metabolism in obesity and exercise.

During these 7 years of research, she contributed to the publication of 8 articles in international scientific journals and presented her work in ten national and international conferences. She ended her post-doc in May 2017 to join Groupe Ethique et Santé as a Pharmacist, Product Manager.

Docteur Andriamampionona RAZAFINDRAMBOA

PULMONOLOGIST

Doctor of Medicine in 1988 (Faculty of Antananarivo).
Inter-University Diploma of Pneumology of the Faculty of Bordeaux in 1992.
Specialty in Hydrology and Medical Climatology.
Specialty in Cancerology.
Specialty in Clinical Immunology and Allergology.
Master in Medical Management from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce of Paris (ESCP).
Member of the Society of Pneumology of French Language (SPLF).
Member of the European Respiratory Society (ERS)
Hospital Practitioner at the Hospital Center of Agen, Pneumology Department.

Author/co-author of 2 literary works. “I am a fervent follower of a global and integrative approach of Medicine, what explain my particular interest for the RNPC program.

Docteur Dominique TATER

ENDOCRINOLOGIST

“Graduated from Paris Descartes University.
MD;PhD, cardio-vascular diseases”
Triple specialization recognized by the College of Physicians:
• Internal Medicine
• Endocrinology-Diabetology-Metabolic Diseases-Nutrition
• Geriatrics

Management of 12 theses, 30 scientific publications including 26 in the international English-language press. Oral presentions in national and international congresses.

Docteur Magdalena BIEDZINSK

DIABETOLOGIST / ENDOCRINOLOGIST

M.D., graduated fromt Paris IV University
University degree in Reproductive Medicine
University degree in Andrology
Co-author of many articles in the field of Diabetology:
• Diabetes and insulin pump therapy, functional insulin therapy
• Physical activity and diabetes
• Telemedicine in Diabetology

Associate Medical Officer in the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases at the Centre Hospitalier Sud Francilien, in Corbeil-Essonnes (south of Ile-de-France)