Matt Haemer, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Nutrition

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Medical School:
  • MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2004)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Vanderbilt University (TN) (1999)
Internship:
  • University of Washington Program (2005)
Residency:
  • University of Washington Program, Pediatrics (2007)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Pediatrics (2010)
  • University of Colorado, Pediatric Nutrition (2011)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Nutrition

Research Interests

My interests are focused on testing ways that primary care providers and community resources can effectively prevent and treat childhood obesity.

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2011)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
    General Pediatric Nutrition and Childhood Obesity

Publications

  • Moore JM, Haemer MA, Fox CK. Lifestyle and pharmacologic management before and after bariatric surgery. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2020 Feb;29(1):150889. PubMed PMID: 32238284
  • Lobelo F, Muth ND, Hanson S, Nemeth BA. COUNCIL ON SPORTS MEDICINE AND FITNESS; SECTION ON OBESITY. Physical Activity Assessment and Counseling in Pediatric Clinical Settings. Pediatrics. 2020 Mar;145(3). PubMed PMID: 32094289
  • Emily Steen, Suhong Tong, Christina Suh, Russell Glasgow, Matthew Haemer. Communication Characteristics of Parents of Latino Preschoolers that Predict Improved Readiness to Change for Child Weight After a Clinic Visit, Current Developments in Nutrition, Volume 4, Issue Supplement_2, June 2020, Page 1691, https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzaa063_089 presented virtually May 30,2020 at the American Society for Nutrition, Seattle WA.
  • Moore J, Haemer M, Mirza N, Z Weatherall Y, Han J, Mangarelli C, Hawkins MJ, Xanthakos S, Siegel R. Pilot Testing of a Patient Decision Aid for Adolescents with Severe Obesity in US Pediatric Weight Management Programs within the COMPASS Network. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 May 20;16(10). PubMed PMID: 31137491
  • Ruiz AG, Gao D, Ingram DG, Hickey F, Haemer MA, Friedman NR. Does Tonsillectomy Increase Obesity Risk in Children with Down Syndrome?. J Pediatr. 2019 Aug;211:179-184.e1. PubMed PMID: 31084917
  • Cardel MI, Tong S, Pavela G, Dhurandhar E, Miller D, Boles R, Haemer M. Response to "The Relationship Between Youth Subjective Social Status and Weight Loss". Obesity (Silver Spring). 2019 May;27(5):688. PubMed PMID: 30950577
  • Puma JE, Thompson D, Baer K, Haemer MA, Gilbert K, Hambidge M, Krebs NF. Enhancing Periconceptional Health by Targeting Postpartum Mothers at Rural WIC Clinics. Health Promot Pract. 2018 May;19(3):390-399. PubMed PMID: 28438036
  • Ladd AK, Skillman HE, Haemer MA, Mourani PM. Preventing Underfeeding and Overfeeding: A Clinician's Guide to the Acquisition and Implementation of Indirect Calorimetry. Nutr Clin Pract. 2018 Apr;33(2):198-205. PubMed PMID: 28549221
  • Knierim SD, Newcomer S, Castillo A, Rahm AK, Raghunath S, Clarke C, Wright L, Haemer M, Hambidge SJ. Latino Parents' Perceptions of Pediatric Weight Counseling Terms. Acad Pediatr. 2018 Apr;18(3):342-353. PubMed PMID: 28919572
  • Siegel RM, Haemer M, Kharofa RY, Christison AL, Hampl SE, Tinajero-Deck L, Lockhart MK, Reich S, Pont SJ, Stratbucker W, Robinson TN, Shaffer LA, Woolford SJ. Community Healthcare and Technology to Enhance Communication in Pediatric Obesity Care. Child Obes. 2018 Oct;14(7):453-460. PubMed PMID: 29878851
  • Cardel MI, Tong S, Pavela G, Dhurandhar E, Miller D, Boles R, Haemer M. Youth Subjective Social Status (SSS) is Associated with Parent SSS, Income, and Food Insecurity but not Weight Loss Among Low-Income Hispanic Youth. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 Dec;26(12):1923-1930. PubMed PMID: 30421861
  • Knierim SD, Newcomer S, Castillo A, Rahm AK, Raghunath S, Clarke C, Wright L, Haemer M, Hambidge SJ. Latino Parents' Perceptions of Pediatric Weight Counseling Terms. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Sep 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28919572
  • Ladd AK, Skillman HE, Haemer MA, Mourani PM. Preventing Underfeeding and Overfeeding: A Clinician's Guide to the Acquisition and Implementation of Indirect Calorimetry. Nutr Clin Pract. 2017 May 1;:884533617710214. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28549221
  • Puma JE, Thompson D, Baer K, Haemer MA, Gilbert K, Hambidge M, Krebs NF. Enhancing Periconceptional Health by Targeting Postpartum Mothers at Rural WIC Clinics. Health Promot Pract. 2017 Apr 1;:1524839917699553. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28438036
  • Knierim SD, Rahm AK, Haemer M, Raghunath S, Martin C, Yang A, Clarke C, Hambidge SJ. Latino parents' perceptions of weight terminology used in pediatric weight counseling. Acad Pediatr. 2015 Mar-Apr;15(2):210-7. PubMed PMID: 25536907
  • Cason-Wilkerson R, Goldberg S, Albright K, Allison M, Haemer M. Factors influencing healthy lifestyle changes: a qualitative look at low-income families engaged in treatment for overweight children. Child Obes. 2015 Apr;11(2):170-6. PubMed PMID: 25715107
  • Yun L, Boles RE, Haemer MA, Knierim S, Dickinson LM, Mancinas H, Hambidge SJ, Davidson AJ. A randomized, home-based, childhood obesity intervention delivered by patient navigators. BMC Public Health. 2015 May 23;15:506. PubMed PMID: 26002612
  • Knierim SD, Rahm AK, Haemer M, Raghunath S, Martin C, Yang A, Clarke C, Hambidge SJ. Latino Parents' Perceptions of Weight Terminology Used in Pediatric Weight Counseling. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Dec 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25536907
  • Davidson AJ, McCormick EV, Dickinson LM, Haemer MA, Knierim SD, Hambidge SJ. Population-level obesity surveillance: monitoring childhood body mass index z-score in a safety-net system. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Nov-Dec;14(6):632-8. PubMed PMID: 25439162
  • Love-Osborne K, Fortune R, Sheeder J, Federico S, Haemer MA. School-based health center-based treatment for obese adolescents: feasibility and body mass index effects. Child Obes. 2014 Oct;10(5):424-31. PubMed PMID: 25259781
  • Geer B, Porter RM, Haemer M, Krajicek MJ. Increasing patient attendance in a pediatric obesity clinic: a quality improvement project. J Pediatr Nurs. 2014 Nov-Dec;29(6):528-35. PubMed PMID: 25251646
  • McCormick EV, Dickinson LM, Haemer MA, Knierim SD, Hambidge SJ, Davidson AJ. What can providers learn from childhood body mass index trajectories: a study of a large, safety-net clinical population. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Nov-Dec;14(6):639-45. PubMed PMID: 25129568
  • Haemer MA, Grow HM, Fernandez C, Lukasiewicz GJ, Rhodes ET, Shaffer LA, Sweeney B, Woolford SJ, Estrada E. Addressing prediabetes in childhood obesity treatment programs: support from research and current practice. Child Obes. 2014 Aug;10(4):292-303. PubMed PMID: 25055134
  • Ross EL, Jorgensen J, DeWitt PE, Okada C, Porter R, Haemer M, Reiter PD. Comparison of 3 body size descriptors in critically ill obese children and adolescents: implications for medication dosing. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Apr;19(2):103-10. PubMed PMID: 25024670
  • Haemer MA, Ranade D, Barón AE, Krebs NF. A clinical model of obesity treatment is more effective in preschoolers and Spanish speaking families. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 May;21(5):1004-12. PubMed PMID: 23784904
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Member
  • American Society for Nutrition, Member
  • The Obesity Society, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2007)
  • American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists, Board Certification (2010)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Nutrition
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Obesity
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Weight Loss and Dieting
Clinical Interests
I am interested in preventing and treating excess weight gain in children and adolescents. My practice includes identifying and managing the medical problems that sometime accompany excess weight gain in children.

Care Philosophy
I strive to empower families to be a collaborative partner in the medical care of children. I strive to share the process of decision making and recognize the unique insight of each family I meet.

Personal Interests
When I'm not working, I love spending time with my wife, three children, cycling, and being outdoors.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2004)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Vanderbilt University (TN) (1999)
Internships:
  • University of Washington Program (2005)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Washington Program, Pediatrics (2007)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Pediatrics (2010)
  • University of Colorado, Pediatric Nutrition (2011)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Nutrition
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