The Discipline is Emerging, the Opportunities are EXPLODING!

Checkout the Diverse career paths of Fellowship-trained Obesity Medicine Physicians.


Caroline Andrew, MD (Weill Cornell, ‘18)

Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Director, Weight Management Program

Working to drive down costs and improve outcomes in the orthopedic world as director of the weight management program at an orthopedic surgery center.

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Nadia Ahmad

Nadia Ahmad, MD, MPH (Harvard, ‘11):

Senior Medical Advisor, Obesity Product Development, Eli Lilly

Guiding the development of more effective anti-obesity medications as a senior advisor in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Anthony Millard

Anthony Millard, MD (Boston, ‘19)

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Northwestern Medicine

Working in a state-of-the-art academic setting to expand obesity research and care to a diverse patient population and broaden obesity knowledge among medical trainees.

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Holly Lofton

Holly Lofton, MD: (Geisinger, ‘08)

Director, Medical Weight Management Program at NYU School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery

Maximizing weight loss in post-bariatric surgery patients and streamlining weight loss in patients with complex medical needs utilizing pharmacotherapy and metabolic optimization.

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Fatima Stanford

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA (Harvard '15)

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director Of Diversity- Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (NORCH)

Combining science, clinical care, and policy work to drive down disparities in obesity care.

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Pornpoj Pramyothin, MD (Boston, ‘12)

Assistant Professor at Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand

Impacting global obesity treatment as an educator, researcher, and obesity medicine specialist in Thailand.

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Scott Butsch

W. Scott Butsch, MD (Harvard, ‘08)

Associate Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic

Paving the way for the next generation of subspecialty trainees by launching an obesity medicine fellowship program at a prestigious medical center.

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Katherine Duncan, MD (Texas'16)

Obesity Medicine Physician
Abrazo Medical Group, Phoenix, AZ

Making a significant impact on patient care in a multi-specialty medical group setting as an obesity medicine specialist.

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Academic Faculty Physician- Bariatric and Weight Management, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, Winston-Salem, NC


The Department of Surgery at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist is hiring an Incremental medical weight management physician to join our Academic Faculty. This position will be mainly clinical with the expectation to participate in multidisciplinary meetings/conferences, collaborate with nurse practitioners and physician assistants, mentor obesity medicine fellows, teach medical trainees including students, residents, and fellows, and assist with clinical trials as a study clinician or site principal investigator.

About Us:
Weight Management Center (WMC)

The WMC provides adult patients with a range of comprehensive weight management treatment options from medical to surgical interventions. The WMC uses a multidisciplinary team approach to provide comprehensive treatment of obesity. The WMC includes over 25 obesity medicine specialists, bariatric surgeons, dietitians, certified fitness trainers and exercise physiologists, and behavioral health professionals all trained in obesity management. The WMC specializes in high risk and complicated obesity, where patients with multiple related co-morbidities can find options to help with improving health and achieving long-term weight loss; however, the WMC is designed to help anyone interested in modifying risk factors by adopting healthy lifestyle behaviors. The WMC has three locations in the Piedmont Triad metropolitan area (Winston-Salem, High Point, and Greensboro, NC). Each location is a multipurpose clinic with over 5,000 square feet of dedicated space for treatment of patients, which includes 9 exam rooms, exercise training space, clinician workspace, and offices.

The Center offers a medical weight management program, led by Dr. Jamy Ard, which includes several tailored programs that help patients treat the chronic disease of obesity and improve health through comprehensive lifestyle interventions and anti-obesity medication. All treatment strategies are designed to be used in conjunction with anti-obesity medication as indicated by the medical provider in consultation with the patient. The medical weight management program works in tandem with the bariatric and metabolic surgery program to care for some shared patients; however, the medical program primarily follows and treats all patients who are not pursuing surgical treatment. The WMC offers full-service obesity treatment that prioritizes patients' experience and convenience.

The WMC offers:
• An on-site Nutrition Shop at all locations
• Exercise physiologists, psychologists, counselors and dietitians on-staff who specialize in working
with weight loss clients
• An on-site gym with the latest strength and cardio equipment that is available by appointment only,
for a more personalized, private workout experience
• A robust remote monitoring and engagement platform that enables completely virtual treatment
options for patients in all parts of North Carolina and some surrounding states

The bariatric and metabolic surgery program is led by Dr. Adolfo Fernandez and recognized as an
accredited Comprehensive Center with Obesity Medicine Qualifications by the American College of
Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The Center also holds the
Blue Distinction Center+ Bariatric Surgery designation, the Optum Bariatric Center of Excellence
designation, and the Aetna Institutes of Quality for Bariatric Surgery designation. These prestigious
designations recognize superior and affordable care from the highest quality providers. Surgical
management is performed by some of the most highly regarded bariatric surgeons in the field and
include Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, and duodenal switch surgery.

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist is a renowned academic medical center located in Winston-
Salem, North Carolina, dedicated to providing exceptional patient care, groundbreaking research,
and innovative medical education. Created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate
Aurora Health, we are a proud part of Advocate Health, the third-largest nonprofit health system in
the United States. We are committed to delivering patient-centered care that prioritizes compassion,
collaboration, and cutting-edge technology. Our team of highly skilled healthcare professionals,
researchers, and educators work tirelessly to advance medical knowledge, develop new treatments,
and improve outcomes for patients from our local community and beyond. At Atrium Health Wake
Forest Baptist, we are driven by a shared mission to transform healthcare and enhance the wellbeing
of those we serve.

Wake Forest University School of Medicine:

Wake Forest University School of Medicine stands as a beacon of excellence in medical education,
research, and patient care. As the academic core of Advocate Health, the nation’s third largest
nonprofit health system, the medical school offers a dynamic learning environment where students,
residents, and fellows engage in hands-on training, innovative research endeavors, and
compassionate patient care. Committed to training the next generation of compassionate and skilled
physicians, our institution offers a rigorous curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, and diverse clinical
experiences. Beyond education, our faculty members are engaged in groundbreaking research across
a wide range of disciplines, driving discoveries that translate into improved treatments and outcomes
for patients worldwide.

To learn more, please reach out to Hannah Payne at



• Job Identification93289
• Job Category Faculty/Physicians
• Posting Date 04/29/2024, 12:52 PM
• Job Schedule Full time
• Locations Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC, 27157, US

Obesity Medicine Physician, Summa Health - Akron, Ohio

Summary of Position: 

Summa Health is seeking a board certified/board eligible Internal Medicine or Family Medicine physician to join our employed physician group. The selected candidate must have a strong interest in obesity management and/or have a Certified Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine or an obesity medicine fellowship preferred. The selected candidate will become a member of Summa Health Medical Group, a multi-specialty group practice of 400+ physicians employed by the Summa Health System.

Summa Health’s Weight Management Institute has provided weight loss surgical and non-surgical services since 2004. The team is built of 4 providers, 5 advanced practice providers, and dieticians.

Summa Health – headquartered in Akron, Ohio – is one of the largest integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems in the state.  With 2 hospitals and 20+ health centers, Summa Health provides access to care throughout the region.

Opportunity Highlights

  • Employed position offering competitive compensation, benefit package and incentives such as signing bonus, loan assistance, relocation, and CME allowance
  • Monday – Friday business hours allowing for excellent work/life balance; no call, weekends, or holidays
  • No hospital rounding component
  • ASMBS accredited program leverages the skills of a multidisciplinary team to treat patients in both our surgical and non-surgical weight management programs
  • Opportunity for involvement in medical student, resident, and fellow education
  • Ability to work in different offices/communities
  • Epic System’s EMR


Candidate Requirements

  • Board Certified/Board Eligible in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine
  • Certified Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine preferred
    • Or will obtain board certification in obesity medicine (after approximately 2 years of practicing)
  • Unrestricted Ohio License or willingness to obtain
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to quality care in a patient centered, team-based environment
  • Candidates for this position should have a passion for obesity and weight loss management

 Community Information

Rising from the rolling hills of the Western Reserve along the Ohio & Erie Canal, Akron is located within 500 miles of 42 major cities, and surrounded by thousands of acres of national parkland and countryside.  As a thriving heartland city Akron provides an ideal living and working environment. The vitality of its people and the unparalleled quality of life offers versatility, a low cost of living, outstanding cultural access and a thriving climate for healthcare, education and business. The downtown hosts a vibrant arts scene and eclectic dining options.  Northeast Ohio offers many quality primary and secondary education options.

Interested candidates should send CV to or call Emily Miclaus, Physician Recruiter at 330.375.3155.

EOE/AA Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.
Influenza vaccine required for all Summa health employees.

Obesity Medicine Physician, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Summary of Position

Position Overview:
The Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition is seeking an outstanding physician leader to join our team in the Nutrition & Obesity Medicine Program in the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center.  We are seeking a physician with a strong interest in the care of patients with obesity, diabetes or other endocrine conditions in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.  We currently have a multidisciplinary nutrition and weight management team with physicians, NPs, RDs and a LICSW managing a busy ambulatory clinic as well as a strong collaboration with the Bariatric Surgery team.  In addition to the ambulatory program, the team provides Nutrition Support Services to inpatients and consults on post-op bariatric surgery patients.  The Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition has a strong research program in diabetes and obesity and has several ongoing clinical trials involving our diverse and underserved patient population.  We have also been national leaders in training obesity medicine specialists via our Obesity and Nutrition fellowship program since 2009.  The section is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body is actively recruiting candidates with a strong commitment to teaching, patient care, clinical investigation, and program development/quality improvement.

Qualifications and Experience:

The successful candidate must have a MD, MD/PhD. Candidates with an MD must be board eligible/certified in obesity medicine and/or endocrinology and metabolism. Candidates must have, or be eligible for, a full Massachusetts medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of Massachusetts.

Key qualifications:

  • Clinical background in Obesity Medicine
  • Obesity Medicine fellowship or at least 3 years of prior clinical experience in Obesity Medicine
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills


According to BUMG (Boston University Medical Group) standards/regulations

Special Instructions to Applicant:

The applicants should send a C.V., a letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three references to

Obesity Medicine Specialist, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, SC

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), located in Charleston, SC, and the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases are seeking a full-time academic Obesity Medicine specialist to participate in clinical care, research and teaching. Applicants must be Board Certified in their primary field such as Internal Medicine or Family Medicine and BC/BE in Obesity Medicine.

The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases at MUSC has a distinguished history of clinical, translational, and basic research as well as a reputation of excellence in clinical care and education. Now under the new leadership of Dr. Marc-Andre Cornier, the Division is focusing on cardiometabolic disorders such as overweight/obesity and expanding on clinical services, research and education in this area.

Job Description

The successful applicant will be experienced in and passionate about Obesity Medicine. This individual will work closely with and support other providers, including bariatric surgeons, endocrinologists, internists, gastroenterologists, psychologists, advanced practice providers, and dieticians with the ongoing care and treatment of physician-directed weight loss and wellness services. This individual will provide comprehensive care for the surgical and nonsurgical management of overweight and obesity and will be comfortable with managing weight related comorbidities. This individual will also have an essential role in contributing to the growth and development of comprehensive weight loss and wellness center services at MUSC.

The appointee will work with teams from bariatric surgery, endocrinology and primary care, including advanced practice providers and dietitians. Teaching duties will focus on education of fellows, residents and medical students, as well as improving faculty and staff education in the field of Obesity Medicine.

Additional Job Description

The successful candidate will hold an academic rank commensurate with experience.

MD or MD/PhD board certified (or board eligible) in Internal Medicine.

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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