Dr. Sarah Hallberg is the Medical Director at Virta Health, the first clinically-proven treatment to safely and sustainably reverse type 2 diabetes without medications or surgery.
As a physician and exercise physiologist with a passion for helping people be healthy through diet and exercise, she is responsible for providing medical supervision to Virta’s expert team of physicians and oversees the clinical strategy for Virta Clinic participants.
Before joining Virta, Dr. Hallberg founded Indiana University Arnett’s Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program where she still serves as Medical Director. Her clinic served as the host for Virta’s clinical trial. She is also an adjunct clinical assistant professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, and she previously served as an internal medicine physician at Indiana University Health for six years.
An expert on metabolic control and type 2 diabetes, Dr. Hallberg is also the executive director of The Nutrition Coalition, a nonprofit organization that aims to educate the public and policymakers about the need to strengthen national nutrition policy so that it is founded upon a comprehensive body of conclusive science, and where that science is absent, to encourage additional research.
A low carb enthusiast, Dr. Hallberg practices what she preaches by living a ketogenic lifestyle and her TEDx Talk, “Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines” has been viewed 1.2 million times.
Dr. Hallberg’s credentials include: Board Certified Internal Medicine by American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Certified Obesity Medicine by American Board of Obesity Medicine, Board Certified in Lipidology by American Board of Clinical Lipidology, and ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist Certified.
She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in kinesiology and exercise science from Illinois State University and her degree in medicine from Des Moines University.