About Dr. David Prologo

Dr. Prologo is a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Medicine.

After Medical School Dr. Prologo completed his post graduate training at University Hospitals Case Medical Center where he served as chief resident, then went on to ​a Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship Training at Metrohealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. During the subsequent years he completed ​his Obesity Medicine training and certification – then began a uniquely impactful trajectory of academic research and clinical practice.

He has served on numerous national and international committees, as an invited editor for multiple peer-reviewed journals, a council member for the true health initiative, and has published many scientific papers. Dr. Prologo currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, two children, and two dogs.



“It is my mission to help human beings, develop solutions for difficult clinical problems, and disseminate a message of empathy for every person. To think outside the box so that our response is different, effective, and compassionate for those who seek our care.” 

Dr. David Prologo Mission Statement

Dr. Prologo has spent the majority of his career researching new solutions for pain and weight loss.

He is most well known for pioneering a procedure to block hunger, allowing people to reach a critical point beyond which dieting was no longer a struggle – work that allowed him to define the critically acclaimed “Catching Point” beyond which diet and exercise are easier for those trying to lose weight. The Catching Point was mathematically quantified using met-minutes, and represents the point beyond which healthy living is enjoyable and easy (vs. the struggle that ends so many diets in their early phases).

The Catching Point itself, and the strategy to get there are outlined in Dr. Prologo’s new book: The Catching Point Transformation.
The preface for this new book can be found here:


Dr. Prologo has been designated as a Fellow in the Society of Interventional Radiology, and has been the recipient of numerous research awards – including awards for outstanding CT research from Philips Medical Imaging, The Radiological Society of North America Resident Roentgen Award, The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology award for distinguished clinical study, The Society of Interventional Radiology distinguished plenary presentation award, and many others.

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  • The first dual board-certified interventional radiologist – obesity medicine physician in the world.
  • Graduate of Ursuline High School and The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Chief Resident and Advanced Fellowship training in Cleveland, Ohio (University Hospitals Case Medical Center).
  • Numerous first in world clinical innovations. International clinical destination center with patients treated from more than 22 countries and across the U.S. Speaking engagements across the planet.
  • Physician – scientist with numerous peer-reviewed publications – focused on cancer pain management, obesity, and opioid alternatives.
  • Editorial Panel of Multiple Flagship Peer-Reviewed Medical Journals.
  • Chair and Team Lead of Multiple Professional Society Charters and Committees and Teams.
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2016 – 2022
  • Director of Interventional Radiology, Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Co-Director of the Division of Computational and Image Guided Research, Emory University Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences.
  • Winner of 2018 ACR Gold Merit Abstract Award, 2017 JVIR Editors Distinguished Clinical Trial Award, JVIR Top Reviewer Award, Distinguished SIR Presentation 2013, RSNA Research Award, and many others.
  • Council of Directors, True Health Initiative
  • Multiple invitations to Capitol Hill to discuss novel interventional therapies formally in the Senate (September 2018), as well as individually with members of Congress (2016, 2017, 2018). Recognized thought leader.

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