Meet Our Team.

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BEFORE
Tro Kalayjian Before and After
AFTER

A message from our Medical Director

My weight loss story begins at childhood. I grew up obese, in an obese family. I have personally dealt with the deep emotions and feelings involved with being overweight for most of my life. I have dealt with the same issues that many of my patients face, which affords me the capacity to empathize with them and guide them in a special way. This connection is why my patients are successful in their wellness journey, because I am not preaching from some Ivory Tower. I lived through what my patients live through, and I have experienced what they are experiencing. In order to heal myself, I studied for countless hours through medical literature, researched thousands of papers, read hundreds of books in order to find the answer, for myself, to the ever important question: Why are we fat?

And what I found during my journey and research was in such stark contrast to what we have been told. Eating multiple small meals DOES NOT speed up your metabolism. Fruit Juices ARE NOT healthy. Red Meat, Fish & Full-Fat Yogurt ARE healthy. If most physicians and nutritionists can't get it right, why do we expect anything different from our patients? Are we surprised that obesity epidemic has exploded? What patients may not realize is that most physicians DO NOT have sufficient training in nutrition and can't help you lose weight or reverse disease. Furthermore the food industry and special interests have made is so hard to understand what a healthy lifestyle really is.

Ultimately, I find I am best able to serve my patients because I understand what it is like, I have been through it, and I help my patients every step of the way.  I succeed when they succeed.

My name is Tro Kalayjian, I am a board-certified physician, I lost 150lbs to reclaim my health for myself and my family. I did it by ignoring much of the conventional medical advice that we have been told. My life's goal is to get you healthy and prevent disease. I want to get you OFF of your medications.

-- Tro

About Dr. Tro Kalayjian

Education

Dr. Tro is a board-certified Internal Medicine & Obesity Medicine Physician. Dr. Tro received his medical degree from Touro Medical College and completed his Internal Medicine Residency in the Yale New Haven Health System at Greenwich Hospital, serving as Chief Medical Resident during his time there.

Research

Dr. Tro has also published case reports on Achalasia, Binge Eating Disorder and Food Addiction. He has worked on several clinical research projects, including; a study that demonstrated the statistically significant impact of a novel hospital-based safety initiative, a systemic review comparing treatment options for neuropathic pain, a clinical trial that established a relationship between post-exercise ABI and a positive nuclear stress test.

Therapeutic Focus

Dr. Tro's therapeutic focus includes diabetes, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, metabolic syndrome and PCOS. Dr. Tro's approach begins with intensive lifestyle changes including diet, exercise, improved sleep hygiene, as well as stress management and mental health.

Specialized Training

Dr. Tro has extensive training in point of care ultrasound. He has achieved board certification in both Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine.

 

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Greenwich Hospital
Yale School Of Medicine

Get To Know Our Team

Health Coaches

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Amy Eiges
Health Coach

Amy Eiges is a health coach and reformed chronic dieter who is passionate about helping others recover from the diet-binge-gain-shame cycle she struggled with for years. Since discovering a ketogenic and low-carb lifestyle, she has lost over 180 pounds and has both reversed pre-diabetes and resolved lifelong depression. "When I was just starting out, facing 200 pounds to lose seemed insurmountable, and the idea I would ever be where I am now was unfathomable. Know this: I am not extraordinary. I just finally got the right advice, put one foot in front of the other and didn't look back. I know now that it can be done, but after battling this war for 40 years I had lost hope that it was really, truly possible. I am living proof that it is."

Read more about Amy's story and struggles with food addiction and chronic dieting ("I Am Not Broken"). She also recently wrote a blog entitled "Weathering the Perfect Storm".

Amy was the featured guest of Episode 84 of the Low Carb MD podcast, and more recently starred in Episode 136 of The Adventures of Keto Woman, a podcast with Daisy Brackenhall.

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Brian Wiley
Health Coach

Brian Wiley is a Certified Health Coach who has struggled with food addiction and battled with obesity for most of his life. Being advised with mainstream approaches as his solution, along with the standard, “eat less, move more” resulted in minimal, or no success with eventual regain. In 2009, he reached his highest weight of 265 pounds. His doctor advised and encouraged him to take medications after his blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol reached dangerous levels at the age of only 35.

His commitment to a low carb lifestyle resulted in a 100-pound weight loss, and he was able to reverse his abnormal health markers improving his heart health and avoiding type 2 diabetes. Brian has maintained his weight loss for the last 11 years. "I see people everyday on social media and in real life and they’re struggling. They’re going through the same struggles of food addiction, unhealthy eating patterns, and unsuccessful dieting like I did. I want to serve as an example that this approach can be successful. It is not a fad, and is a healthy long-term lifestyle solution.”

Brian is also an ACE certified personal trainer. Brian was a featured guest on Episode 29 of the Low Carb MD podcast. Recently, Brian was featured in an interview on the Diet Doctor website. The interview was a followup to an interview published in 2017.

Operations

Taline Boyadzhyan will serve as weight loss coach at Dr. Tro's Medical Weight Loss & Direct Primary Care practice in Tappan, NY.
Taline Boyadzhyan
COO, Office Manager, Health Coach*

Taline Boyadzhyan is a health coach and was recently diagnosed (2017) with Celiac Disease, which led her to live Low Carb. Growing up in an Armenian household surrounded by rice, bread, and desserts it took her diagnosis to fully understand the negative impact carbohydrates have on us today. She has helped those closest to her change their lifestyle & led them to a healthier life. She implements a low-carb/IF to maintain her weight & migrains. Taline has been working with Dr. Tro since he opened his office in Tappan, NY & runs the day-to-day operations.

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Rosette Kalayjian
Legal Counsel, Office Administrator

Rosette Kalayjian is an experienced attorney and entrepreneur. She completed undergraduate schooling at Queens College followed by law school at St. John's University. Not only does she serve as a legal advisor for the practice, but she has also personally benefited from low-carb dieting and intermittent fasting in managing migraines and for weight maintenance. In 2019, she started Rosette's Baked Goods, a company devoted to providing low-carb baking options to the masses.

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Tory Jones
Medical Assistant

Tory Jones has been working in healthcare for the past 5 years as a medical transcriptionist, medical scribe, and most recently as a medical assistant. Tory has been with Dr. Tro since the summer and assists the clinic in monitoring data for remote patients & clients. She is pursuing a second degree in nursing and plans to start classes soon.

Marketing

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Chris S. Cornell
Marketing

Chris S. Cornell is a writer, photographer and editor who works with organizations and businesses to help them create and curate articles, images, and videos in ways that help them educate, engage, and positively  impact their audiences. Cornell is VP of Digital Marketing at Westchester, NY based WOW Production Services. At age 51, Cornell weighed 278 pounds. On a low-carb diet, he lost 85 pounds and has sustained the weight loss for the past two years. Now 56, Cornell lifts weights and runs. He is a cancer survivor.

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Aramazt Kalayjian
Visual Branding Professional

Aramazt Kalayjian’s creative and professional practice is often interdisciplinary, with a strong emphasis on story-telling and communication. His most recent accomplishment is producing and directing a feature-length documentary entitled, “TEZETA: The Ethiopian-Armenians” which is currently in post-production. His latest position was as Creative Director at mobile photo-editing.  Kalayjian worked in environmental graphic design at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ. During that time, he designed graphics for several exhibitions, including long-term exhibitions at the New York Transit Museum and Alcatel-Lucent Bell Laboratories. He's received awards from GDUSA Magazine for his work on the Bell Labs Technology Showcase, Westchester Business Institute for Computer Art, as well as recognition from Print Magazine and shortlisted by Digital Communications Awards 2015 with his infographic design for OSCE's Mélange Removal Programme.  Kalayjian earned a baccalaureate degree in Communications Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Aramazt has lost over 150lb using low carbohydrate dieting and intermittent fasting.