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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Job Opportunities with preference for Fellowship-trained Obesity Medicine Physicians
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.
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 https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/220668 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.
Great opportunity to join Wentworth Health Partners Endocrinology and Diabetes Consultants, a growing adult endocrinology practice with over 30 years of delivering high quality healthcare. Endocrinology and Diabetes Consultants provides care for a broad spectrum of endocrine disorders including diabetes, thyroid disorders, obesity, and transgender care. We are part of the multidisciplinary team at the Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery. Diagnostic ultrasound and fine needle aspiration can be performed on site. Our board-certified physicians are complimented by a team of diabetes educators to support advanced patient education programs. Our practice is focused primarily on outpatient care with limited inpatient responsibilities and located in picturesque Dover on the Seacoast of NH.
• Board Certified or Board Eligible in Endocrinology
• Must be licensed in NH or able to be licensed in NH
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital remains among the nation's top hospitals for patient experience as a recipient of the Healthgrades 2021 Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the eighth consecutive year. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is renowned as one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. At Wentworth-Douglass, we value patient-centered care that enhances community health.
At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression. We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process. Primary Location 10 Members Way Suite 400 Dover, NH 03820 EEO Statement Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine is seeking a junior or mid-career faculty to join our team.
The Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition offers a comprehensive approach to weight management in children. Our initiatives and programs focus on prevention, advocacy, medical and surgical management of childhood obesity in addition to a strong research component. The Center is staffed with physicians, nurse practitioners, dietitians, behavioral psychologists, recreation specialists, athletic trainers, social workers, nursing and administrative staff. In addition to educational activities for medical students and residents, the Center supports a childhood obesity fellowship program.
Qualified candidates for this position will be BC/BE in General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, or Pediatric Endocrinology with a strong interest and/or prior experience in clinical research, teaching, advocacy or project management related to childhood obesity. Responsibilities will include providing care in our bariatric and medical clinics, teaching and participating in research and quality improvement initiatives, depending on experience and interest. Experience with clinic operations, quality improvement, program development preferred. Opportunity to have dual position in Primary Care or another appropriate department is negotiable.
The position offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Additionally, there is an opportunity for participation in an incentive plan. Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.6 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.
Columbus, the Ohio state capital, is a thriving, diverse, technologically sophisticated city and the 15th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. Columbus is nationally renowned for its vibrant arts and culinary scenes. Quality of life and cost of living are outstanding.
To apply or discuss this opportunity, please submit your CV and cover letter via email to:
Ihuoma Eneli MD, MS
Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Inquiries and referrals will remain confidential.
The Beaumont Weight Control Centers employ multidisciplinary teams of physicians, nurse practitioners, dietitians, psychologists, and exercise specialist. The Canton Weight Control Center mission is to optimize bariatric surgery outcomes through preoperative bariatric surgery education and preparation, post-operative monitoring and support, and collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, the patient’s care team, the bariatric surgeons, and the surgical quality team.
We are looking to add a 1.0 Full time Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or Internal Medicine-Pediatrics with a subspeciality in Obesity Medicine and/or Endocrinology. This is an outpatient practice; call is shared with five other WCC physicians.
Practice location: Canton Weight Control Center, 6300 N. Haggerty Rd, Canton, MI 48187
To apply, contact:
Medical Administration, Physician Recruiter Specialist
Beaumont Health Physician Partners | Beaumont Service Center (BSC)
26901 Beaumont Boulevard
Southfield, MI 48033
The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health is expanding to add a general pediatrician to the Weight Management Program. We are seeking a board certified pediatrician for a clinical track position. The division has 16 gastroenterologists, 1 nurse practitioner, 3 pediatric psychologists, and many supportive GI dieticians and nurses. The gastroenterologists see patients at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis, IU North Hospital, and satellite locations around the state. The weight management program is located at the downtown Indianapolis hospital. The Department of Pediatrics and Division of Gastroenterology support a mission of excellent patient care, education and research.
Key Responsibilities and Program Details:
- We are the only comprehensive, multidisciplinary weight management program in Indiana. We serve a diverse patient population across the state.
- The program consists of a pediatric gastroenterologist, general pediatrician, two pediatric psychologists, and two registered dietitians. We are adding additional team members, including social work and care coordination in the next few weeks to provide more inclusive care for patients.
- We educate pediatric residents on how to educate and treat children with obesity to lead healthy lifestyles.
- We participate in the national Pediatric Obesity Weight Evaluation Registry (POWER). There will be dedicated time for education and scholarly work.
- The weight management team is collegial, supportive, and passionate about their patients and careers.
- Full-time position with strong work/life balance supported by standard weekday outpatient schedule & NO CALL
- Faculty appointment with the Indiana University School of Medicine providing opportunities to lead as a clinician educator and improve care through research
- Comprehensive benefits package provided by IU Health Physicians & IU School of Medicine
- Ideal candidate will have three or more years of experience
- General pediatrician, pediatric gastroenterologist or internal medicine-pediatrics physician are all encouraged to apply
- Board Certified/Eligible in Pediatrics
- Physician MD/DO licensed in Indiana or eligible for medical licensure in Indiana
Experience MORE in Your Career as an Obesity Medicine Physician with Hartford HealthCare
Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.
There are no limits to what you can achieve when you join the Obesity Medicine Program at Hartford HealthCare. The extensive capabilities of the most integrated health care system in CT offer physicians MORE OPPORTUNITY as you practice alongside nationally respected colleagues in a progressive, physician led environment. Our broad network includes seven acute care hospitals including one of the largest academic and surgical hospitals in the northeast, thriving community teaching hospitals, and one of the largest multi-specialty medical groups in New England with more than 1,000 providers.
This means MORE OPTIONS to propel your career to new heights and all within a deeply embedded culture of inclusion, innovation, and focus on the highest quality of care. We are teachers, researchers, leaders and, most of all, caregivers.
The Hartford HealthCare Medical Group (HHCMG) has an opportunity for an Obesity Medicine Physician who is board certified in Internal or Family Medicine and has completed an accredited fellowship in Obesity Medicine or Board Certification in Obesity Medicine by the ABOM.
• Evaluate and medically manage patients with obesity and obesity related co-morbidities
• Join a multi-disciplinary team and enjoy close collaboration with Bariatric Surgeons
• Research and teaching opportunities are available
• We offer a Monday – Friday schedule with No Call
• We support your development and well-being through the respected HHC Provider Leadership Development Institute and the groundbreaking Office of Provider Wellness
• We offer highly competitive compensation and an exceptional array of benefits
Located within two hours of Boston and New York City, Connecticut offers you and your family access to a lifestyle that is second to none. Enjoy the finest schools in the nation, four beautiful seasons of recreational activities, and options to live at the shore, in leafy suburbs, or in vibrant urban areas.
To put MORE GROWTH IN YOUR CAREER call, text, or email Benjamin Eberly at Benjamin.Eberly@hhchealth.org OR call/text phone 860-324-0073.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH is searching for an Obesity Medicine physician who is BC/BE by the American Board of Obesity Medicine to join us in the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Weight & Wellness Center. The Center is the only fully integrated and multidisciplinary academic weight management center in the state of New Hampshire. The adult consultative clinic is a physician-led program providing comprehensive evaluations and management of obesity as a chronic disease with a focus on health and wellness. Our team includes registered dietitians, certified health coaches, wellness nurses, and an integrated culinary medicine team.
What we offer:
- Full-time position for a physician qualified in the evaluation and medical management of patients
- Opportunity to work with a collegial multidisciplinary team in a team-based, patient-centered practice
- The integration with a well-established MBSAQIP-accredited comprehensive bariatric surgery program
- Obesity-related research and teaching in a collaborative major academic medical center serving a large patient referral base
- Completion of an accredited fellowship in Obesity Medicine and BC/BE in Obesity Medicine by the ABOM
- BC/BE in Internal Medicine, and Internal Medicine sub-specialty, or Family Medicine
- Expertise in the field of obesity medicine. This field of medicine requires competency in the genetic, biologic, environmental, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to obesity and a thorough understanding of the treatment of obesity
- Competence with all non-surgical therapeutic interventions including diet, physical activity, behavioral change, and pharmacotherapy, and in providing peri and post-surgical care of metabolic and bariatric surgery patients
- Eligible for a New Hampshire medical license
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system stretches over New Hampshire and Vermont and offers the quintessential New England experience. With no income or sales tax, this beautiful area combines history, industry and business and has been ranked consistently as one of the best places in the US to live and work. Anchored by the academic Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the NCI-designated Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock; 4 affiliated hospitals and 30 Dartmouth-Hitchcock ambulatory clinics across the region.
CV and cover letter should be addressed to:
Richard I. Rothstein, MD - Chair, Department of Medicine
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Baylor Scott and White Health. Obesity Medicine Specialist. Temple, TX.
Baylor Scott and White Health is seeking an outstanding academic Bariatrician to join the Division of Bariatric Surgery, within the Department of Surgery at our flagship hospital in Temple, TX. The Opportunity: Pre and Post-Operative, non-surgical support for Medically Supervised Weight Loss patients. Weight loss management for non-surgical patients. Join a team of five surgeons; three advanced practice providers. Privileges at our MBSAQIP Accredited facility in Temple, TX. Board Certified in Internal Medicine with extensive experience or fellowship training in Obesity Medicine. ABOM certification preferred.
Academic affiliation to Texas. A College of Medicine Large general surgery residency program with resident coverage at all times. Large, rapidly growing tertiary referral practice.
About Temple: Maintaining the title of being the demographic center of Texas, within three hours of Dallas, Houston and San Antonio and only one hour from Austin, Temple offers the conveniences of a big city with the atmosphere of a small town. Situated on two of the most beautiful lakes in the Texas Hill Country, Temple provides its residents with a growing and vibrant economy, affordable homes and an outstanding public and private school system.
For more information, please send your CV to: Teresa Washington, SHRM-CP, Physician Recruiter | Teresa.Washington1@BSWHealth.org.
Benefits - Our competitive benefits package includes*: Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% Tuition Reimbursement, PTO accrual beginning Day 1*Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level.
Baylor Scott and White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation's exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it's accepting a calling!
Qualifications: Doctorate Degree in Medicine Licensed to Practice Medicine in the state of Texas by the Texas Medical Board Employee shall be currently board certified in his or her specialty or demonstrate active pursuit of board certification as defined by the appropriate specialty board of the American Board of Medical Specialties or the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists.
As a health care system committed to improving the health of those we serve, we are asking our employees to model the same behaviours that we promote to our patients. As of January 1, 2012, Baylor Scott & White Health no longer hires individuals who use nicotine products. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Found is a modern weight care platform and community focused on integrated support. According to a recent CDC study, nearly 50% of Americans want to lose weight, and on average, Americans have gained 30 lbs during the pandemic. But the existing weight loss industry focuses on shame - if you don’t have the willpower to eat less and workout more, you aren’t trying hard enough.
What You'll Do:
- Conduct video, phone, synchronous and asynchronous consultations (depending on state) and message with patients, including assessing screening, diagnosing and prescribing medication for patients as necessary.
- Complete required training, and adhere to company guidelines and policies.
- Commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week on the EMR conducting consults, answering patient questions, prescribing medication, and providing medical guidance as necessary.
What You'll Bring:
- Passion for working in a rapidly growing business with curiosity, humility, humor, and professionalism.
- Board certification in one of the following specialties: family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, or another similar specialty.
- 1-2 years of experience post-residency or fellowship training.
- Excellent written and verbal communication with an emphasis on clarity and compassion.
- A clean malpractice history.
- Multiple state licenses required.