Dr. Elise Sadoun, MD is a Member of the Obesity Medicine Association
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Dr. Elise Sadoun, MD is a member of Harris County Medical Society
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What are the advantages of having a regular doctor?

​For one thing, she will get to know you and your family intimately—your “medical history,” your response to certain drugs, your normal blood pressure, your emotional reaction to illness, and many other facts which may be helpful when illness occurs.

She can also give you the benefits of preventive medicine. For example, if you have young children, she will want to see them at intervals to check their growth and development—and to keep their protection against communicable diseases up to date.

Dr. Elise (Sadoun) Barrett, MD
Board Certified Family Physician
Board Certified Obesity Medicine Physician


Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science with Honors in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude 2002

Ohio State University College of Medicine with honors, 2007

Grant Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, 2011

Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine

Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine


American Academy of Family Physicians, Fellow

Texas Academy of Family Physicians

Texas Medical Association

Harris County Medical Society, Officer

Harris Country Academy of Family Physicians

Obesity Medicine Association

Dr. Elise (Sadoun) Barrett is the daughter of Jody Martin, a registered nurse, and Roger Barrett, a journalist and a US veteran. Her grandparents on her mother's side come from the foothills of the Appalacian Mountains. Her grandparents on her father's side are from Central Ohio. Her heritage is a blend of Irish, French, and Native American.  


She attended primary and secondary school in Ohio.


She attended the Ohio State University, and graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Honors, with a minor in the life sciences. She was Magna Cum Laude and earned many distinctions and scholarships.


She graduated in 2007 from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. She was appointed to the Landacre Society for medical student research, served as co-chair for the Family Medicine Leadership Development Program, and completed the Family Medicine Honors Program.


She then completed her Family Medicine Residency at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio in 2011. She was elected by the hospital staff to receive the Spirit of Caring award for humanism in medicine and respect for the team approach to patient care.


In 2011, Dr. Barrett moved to the Houston, Texas area. She loves living in Texas which has a growing economy, friendly people, an ideal of freedom, beautiful weather, varied landscapes and cultures, and wide open blue skies.

In 2018, Dr Elise (Sadoun) Barrett became board-certified in Obesity Medicine. She is an expert in helping patients lose excess weight and keep it off for a lifetime through proven methods that are custom-designed for each person, and is qualified to assist all ages from infants to seniors in achieving a healthy weight and lifestyle.

Dr. Barrett believes in helping vulnerable populations to achieve a better life.  She donates to Healthcare for the Homeless. She also privately supports Water.Org, which provides clean water and sanitation where it's desperately needed around the world. You can help by visiting www.homeless-healthcare.org  and www.water.org