Meet Dr. Salehpour

Maryam Salehpour, MD
Board-Certified in Family Medicine & Obesity Medicine

I grew up in England and attended St. George’s Hospital Medical School in London. I completed my medical degree in 2002 and worked for the National Health Service in the UK before immigrating to the US to live with my husband.

I completed my family medicine residency in 2014 at New York Medical College at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center, a close-knit community hospital in Westchester, NY. In my senior year, I was awarded the Resident Teacher Award by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Upon graduating, I joined Charles River Community Health in Waltham, MA, affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, providing care to a vibrant and culturally diverse community. 

My decision to become board certified in obesity medicine was based on my caring deeply about how obesity can deplete our vitality and affect our long-term health. I believe the gradual implementation of healthy habits and good lifestyle practices are fundamental to disease prevention and health promotion. As your trusted ally, I want to empower you to make informed choices to truly take charge of your health. I can teach you how a whole food plant-based diet can reverse heart disease and diabetes and lower your risk of cancer.

I am a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Massachusetts Medical Society, Obesity Medicine Association, Iranian-American Medical Association, and American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Aside from being a family physician, I am a mother to 3 children. My husband is a pediatric dentist and founder of Burlington Children’s Dental. I enjoy all the arts — visual, performing and culinary! 

On a personal note

I used to hate having my photo taken. I was the one always hiding from the camera.

While I was not severely overweight, everyone in my family was naturally slim, so I felt very conscious of my weight and it affected my self-esteem.

At various times in my life, I have tried different weight-loss methods: counting calories or points, restrictive diets, eating packaged foods, bars, or shakes. My weight would slowly creep back up. It was frustrating and discouraging.

Only in the past few years did I learn first-hand why my previous attempts weren’t working. Faced with some health issues of my own, I finally found a way to achieve healthy weight loss – and one that is sustainable for the long-term.

In losing my unhealthy weight I now have greater confidence and so much more energy. And better yet, my previous health issues are no longer a concern!

With a specialty in obesity medicine, I now combine my medical training with the important nutrition knowledge I’ve gained about healthy weight loss (and keeping it off). 

I want to teach you what I have learned so you too can achieve your goals!