Enrica Basilico, MD is the Medical Director of Swedish Weight Loss Services. Dr Basilico is board certified in both obesity medicine and internal medicine. She graduated from the University of California Berkeley before going to medical school at New York University. She completed an internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center before returning to NYU for a residency in Primary Care where she served as the program’s chief resident. It was at NYU that she developed her skills and passion for doctor-patient communication, which she believes is the cornerstone of any effective therapeutic relationship. Dr. Basilico’s care philosophy developed over the course of the years in which she ran her own practice in her native Manhattan. She moved to Seattle with her family in 2010 and worked at a direct patient care practice before going to Swedish First Hill Primary care in 2014. There she built strong relationships with her patients based on communication, respect, and practical care. During her internal medicine practice, she became drawn to the treatment of obesity which she saw affecting so many other aspects of her patient’s health and wellbeing. This interest led her to become a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine in 2018 and to focusing on obesity medicine fulltime in 2020 when she became the medical director of medical weight loss at the Swedish Bariatric Metabolic and Endocrine Center. Since her time here in Seattle she has built a strong network of like-minded providers who are also committed to treating metabolic disorders. Dr. Basilico is passionate about working with people to help them reach their wellness goals. She works with her patients to effectively address the strong forces that promote weight gain. Her evidence-based approach focuses on addressing the biological factors affecting a person’s metabolism, developing new sustainable habits, and creating plans that our tailored specifically to the individual.
New York University School of Medicine
New York University Medical Center Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY
Obesity Medicine Assosciation
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Obesity Medicine, Obesity Medicine