Mary Messito, MD
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
  • NYU School of Medicine
  • New York, NY USA


Mary Jo Messito, is a general pediatrician and Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Associate Director of the Academic Pediatric Fellowship at New York University School of Medicine. She is also the Director of the Pediatric Weight Management Program at Bellevue Hospital Center. She is the PI of the USDA-funded 5-year RCT of the Starting Early Program, an early child obesity prevention intervention beginning during pregnancy which is based in prenatal and pediatric primary care. Dr. Messito is also a co-investigator on 2 ECHO grants studying the impact of environmental factors on child obesity, and associate faculty at the NYUSOM Center for Obesity.