About the Doctor
Maya Kobeissi is a Canadian-certified registered dietitian and the Director of Nutrition Programs at the Obesity Medicine Institute. She works closely with an American board-certified Obesity Medicine specialist to provide nutritional counseling for patients struggling with their weight. She directs individualized programs for Adult Weight Loss, Pediatric Weight Loss, and Pre- and Post-Bariatric Surgery.
Maya’s Adult Weight Loss Program is customized for each patient. It provides in depth nutrition education, expert guidance, and close monitoring so that patients can implement and maintain healthy habits that are specific to their needs.
In her Pediatric Weight Loss Program, she aims to empower kids and parents with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to develop and maintain lifelong healthy habits. The program is infused with her love for children and her extensive experience in pediatric nutrition.
In her Weight Loss Surgery Program, she works closely with an Obesity Medicine specialist and bariatric surgeon to 1) prepare patients for surgery and 2) guide them during the post-operative period with evidence-based recommendations that help to minimize complications and ensure long-term success.
Maya Kobeissi has over eleven years of experience as a clinical nutritionist in Canada and the UAE. Prior to her current position, she served as the Director of Weight Loss Programs at Dr. Badsha’s Medical Center in Dubai where she worked closely with medical specialists providing nutrition counseling for patients with arthritis and obesity. She has been the guest-expert in a weekly television show on MBC 3 and has spoken as a nutrition expert at several national meetings.
- Bachelor in Science - Nutrition (BSc.), University of Montreal, Canada
Specializing InGlucose intolerance Lactose intolerance Child Obesity Bodybuilding Pregnancy
Omnicare Medical Center
Licenses / Permits
- Dubai Health Authority DHA
Awards & Publications
- Conduct an education program for patients with Tyrosinemia, Department of genetics, Sainte Justine Mother and Child University Hospital Center.
- Member of the professional order of the dietitians of Québec
- Canadian Obesity Network
- Pediatric Obesity Interest Group in the United States