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
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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 a new 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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Job Opportunities with preference for Fellowship-trained Obesity Medicine Physicians

Obesity Medicine Specialist, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Stroudsburg, PA

Summary of Position

St. Luke’s University Health Network, the region’s largest, most established health system, a major teaching hospital, and one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals is seeking a full-time Obesity Medicine Specialist to join a busy multidisciplinary, MBSAQIP Comprehensive Center and Medical Weight Management Program at our Stroudsburg, PA Office. Candidates with previous Obesity Medicine experience is preferred. We currently have offices in Allentown, Bethlehem Stroudsburg, Palmerton, and Tamaqua PA and in Phillipsburg, NJ, which include Medical Weight Management and Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Weight Management.

This position represents an exciting opportunity for the right physician to work with our current obesity medicine specialists and multi-disciplinary team to champion the outreach and education efforts focused on the medical prevention and treatment of obesity. We currently have two employed obesity medicine specialists and a dedicated support team that consists of APs, registered dieticians, and behavioral health specialists.

In joining St. Luke’s University Health Network you’ll enjoy:

  • Team-based care with well-educated, dedicated support staff
  • A culture in which innovation is highly valued
  • Work/life balance and flexibility
  • Exceptional compensation package, starting bonus, and relocation reimbursement
  • Rich benefits package, including malpractice, health and dental insurance, and generous CME allowance
  • Generous loan forgiveness program – up to $100,000
  • Teaching, research, quality improvement and strategic development opportunities

 Qualifications: The ideal candidate should be Board Certified in Obesity Medicine. Candidates with Obesity Medicine fellowship are preferred. This candidate should have strong leadership and process development skills.

 About St. Luke’s University Health Network

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 20,000 employees providing services at 15 campuses and 300+ outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue in excess of $3 billion, the Network’s service area includes 11 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe, Schuylkill and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.

 About Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley

Northeastern PA is a beautiful, four-season region with vineyards, Yuengling Brewery, micro-breweries, skiing, trails, fishing, and other outdoor recreation.  Family-friendly, the region is known for its warm, welcoming people and sense of community.

Set amid gentle hills and charming country sides, Lehigh Valley, PA is home to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, as well as dozens of small towns and picturesque boroughs, parks, trails, and waterways. Steeped in pre-Colonial, early American, and industrial history, Lehigh Valley is bursting with nationally-recognized events, exciting nightlife, adventurous outdoor activities, and modern and contemporary arts. The region has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation.

The Lehigh Valley is home to 11 colleges and universities that award more than 10,000 degrees annually and include prestigious private colleges, state universities, and two community colleges. Whatever your educational interests and needs, Lehigh Valley is a great place to learn.

Northeastern PA and the Lehigh Valley are a short drive away from major mid-Atlantic cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.

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 If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact:

Christine Figler
Physician Recruiter
St. Luke’s University Health Network

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor Obesity Medicine, Univ. California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Summary of Position

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (HS Clinical, Clinical X, In-Residence, Adjunct) Obesity Medicine

University of California San Diego

Position overview

Position title: Obesity Medicine Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay at appointment as determined by appointment type and if applicable, rank and/or step. The base pay range for this position is $252,000 - $272,400. Salary is negotiated annually. Additional compensation may be available if the position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan. UC Salary information can be found here: Application Window

Open date: March 27, 2024

Next review date: Sunday, Apr 28, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Mar 27, 2025 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Faculty Positions in General Internal Medicine. The Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine ( at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and is actively recruiting Academic Physicians.

We seek applicants interested in providing care at a multidisciplinary obesity center and providing primary care at a general internal medicine clinic.

The successful candidates will be responsible for providing high-quality training and teaching, the clinical care of patients, and/or research.

The appropriate series and appointment will be based on the candidate's background and experience.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:

HS Clinical Professor - see:

Clinical X Professor - see:

In-Residence Professor - see:

Adjunct Professor - see:

Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded.

As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities, and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a MD, DO or equivalent and be Board certified or Board eligible in Internal Medicine.

Candidates must also have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with clinical experience in managing patients with lifestyle interventions, anti-obesity pharmacotherapy and bariatric surgery are preferred.

Candidates certified/eligible by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) or have completed an Obesity Medicine Fellowship endorsed by the Obesity Medicine Fellowship Council are also preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

• Cover Letter

• Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our /shortcuts/contributions_to_diversity site for more information.

• Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

• 3-5 required (contact information only)

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Help contact:

About UC San Diego

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California prohibits use at all University controlled properties.

The UC San Diego Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available online at: This report provides crime and fire statistics, as well as institutional policy statement & procedures. Contact the UC San Diego Police Department at (858) 534-4361 if you want to obtain paper copies of this report.

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Obesity Medicine Physician, Form Health, All locations (remote)

Position Title: Obesity Medicine Physician at Form Health

Form is a virtual obesity medicine clinic delivering evidence-based high-quality care. All patients work closely with their physician-led care team. Through our mobile app patients engage in regular video visits, texting, photo journaling, digital data transmission, and customized education. We provide the highest standard of clinical care, and treat every patient and team member with respect. We are an equal opportunity employer. We seek an obesity medicine physician to provide longitudinal telehealth obesity care, and to collaborate with advanced practice professionals and registered dietitians towards exceptional team-based care. We seek MD applicants who:

● Are board-certified and diplomates of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, licensed to practice and
prescribe in the US. We prioritize multiple state licenses.
● Are committed to an evidence-based approach to obesity management
● Have experience with telemedicine and collaborating with APPs and RDs.
● This is a full-time, remote opportunity, and schedules can be flexible

To apply please submit your CV to Stefan Marquis, Clinical Recruiter ( If you are passionate about helping people improve their health through weight loss and are open to innovative care solutions, join our team!

Obesity Medicine Physician, Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH

Summary of Position

Catholic Medical Center is seeking a Full Time Bariatric/Obesity Medicine Specialist to join our multidisciplinary team at New England Weight Management Institute. This career opportunity offers a generous benefits package, a competitive salary, moving allowance and no state income tax.

For over 20 years, CMC’s New England Weight Management Institute (NEWMI) has offered the most advanced surgical and nonsurgical obesity treatment in the state.

  • First program in NH since 2009 to be Accredited through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team composed of bariatric surgeons, advanced practice providers, registered dieticians, psychologists, and nurses.
  • Comprehensive program includes nutritional, exercise and behavioral health counseling
  • Implement treatment with the pillars of nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sleep and when appropriate anti-obesity medication.
  • Individualize plans for each patient to meet their unique weight loss and health goals that are sustainable and effective for long term weight loss and health
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine with extensive experience or fellowship training in Obesity Medicine. ABOM certification preferred.

About the Compensation/Benefits

  • Employed Position with competitive compensation and Sign On Bonus!
  • Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Retirement Plans, CME and more
  • Relocation allowance available

About Catholic Medical Center

  • Catholic Medical Centeris a 330-bed full-service healthcare facility dedicated to providing health, healing and hope to all.
  • Catholic Medical Center offers full medical-surgical care with more than 25 subspecialties, comprehensive orthopedic care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, a 24-hour emergency department, inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services, and diagnostic imaging.
  • Named one of America’s Best-in-State Employers 2022 by Forbes! CMC is proud to be the only healthcare organization in New Hampshire to make this prestigious list.

 About Manchester, New Hampshire

  • Very desirable four-season community
  • Ranked by top publications like Fortuneand Money Magazine as the best place for raising children
  • Comfortable neighborhoods, affordable housing, excellent public schools
  • Vacation where you live! The ocean, mountains and Boston are all within a short driving distance offering numerous cultural and outdoor activities.
  • The Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is just minutes away.
  • No State Income Tax or Sales Tax!

Please send resume and cover letter to Connie Potvin, Physician and APP Recruiter, (603) 314-4721.

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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Obesity Medicine Physician, Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute in Cleveland, OH

The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (BMI) at the Cleveland Clinic is accepting applications for a full-time, non-tenure eligible academic Obesity Medicine physician. An academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor to Case Western Reserve Institute commensurate with the candidate’s academic record will be offered.

Responsibilities include providing direct patient care (including telemedicine) in the BMI, supervising advanced practice providers, precepting the obesity medicine fellow and residents, and participating in educational and research activities. Opportunities to build clinical obesity medicine programs, create educational programs and participate in a variety of research collaboratives are available within the international Cleveland Clinic enterprise.

Within the Digestive Diseases and Surgery Institute, the BMI has become one of the largest, most complete interdisciplinary obesity centers in the country with more than 25 clinical providers, including 3 ABOM-certified obesity medicine physicians (1 obesity medicine fellowship trained), 7 psychologists, 4 advanced practice providers (3 NP,1 PA), 4 registered dietitian nutritionists, 4 registered nurses, 1 exercise physiologist , 9 bariatric surgeons, and 1 bariatric endoscopist. More than 5000 obesity medicine patient visits and approximately 750 bariatric surgical cases are completed annually at the BMI. Outside of the clinical practice, this group has greatly contributed to the science and clinical practice of obesity medicine, with several national and international leaders in the field and leaders in obesity professional societies such as the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and The Obesity Society. 

Qualified candidates should be board certified or board eligible in internal medicine, family medicine or pediatrics. Candidates should also be board certified or board eligible in obesity medicine with added qualifications in obesity pharmacotherapy and have strong interest and experience in education and/or clinical or translational research.  Candidates must be able to obtain an Ohio medical license and meet hospital credentialing requirements. We are unable to sponsor visas other than H-1B.

Interested candidates should apply online at:  Cleveland Clinic Jobs

Please include a CV and cover letter with your application. Your cover letter can be addressed to:

W. Scott Butsch, MD, MSc, FTOS | Director of Obesity Medicine


Cleveland Clinic values a culture where caregivers integrate diversity and inclusion throughout the enterprise. We respect and appreciate our similarities and differences; they enable us to better serve our patients, one another, and our global communities. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.

Obesity Medicine Physician, University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC

The Division of Endocrinology in the Department of Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill is seeking a full-time obesity medicine physician with a tentative start date of July 1, 2022.

The clinical outpatient position has a mixture of responsibilities including  precepting trainees, direct patient care, and teaching responsibilities to increase the capacity of the Medical Weight Program. UNC's multidisciplinary weight management services are multimodal with tight integration of lifestyle, behavioral, pharmacological, endoscopic and surgical therapies.

Academic rank is open and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants need to apply online at  by February 9, 2022. Provide a cover letter and current CV. Though the online portal indicates that the search will close soon, it will remain open until the position is filled.

Chapel Hill is a beautiful place to live and work in the North Carolina research triangle. Total compensation for productive clinical faculty is on par or better than most academic centers with especially attractive benefits. The work environment is very supportive and friendly, with ample opportunities for research and scholarship. We have a very active obesity pharmacotherapeutic trials unit, and candidates will have opportunities to get trained in conducting industry clinical trials and become principal investigators in future. All these benefits come with a bonus of the mild North Carolina weather well suited for year-round outdoor activities, easy access to the cultural activites in Raleigh and one of the state’s best public school districts.