BENEFITS OF OBESITY MEDICINE CERTIFICATION
This designation represents the highest level of achievement in the field of obesity medicine, and ensures you have the knowledge and skills needed to treat the most prevalent chronic disease in America today. The ABOM began overseeing the certification process for obesity medicine physicians in 2011.
Actived: 5 days ago
Meet The Diplomate
(Just Now) “Obesity medicine is the ultimate “holistic” specialty as it is the disease process which adversely influences all systems. This requires concerted efforts by all stakeholders to continue to advance the support for care for patients in a comprehensive and multidisciplinary manner.”
Exam Review Courses
(3 days ago) The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Partner Organizations below offer review courses for the ABOM certification exam. The content of any preparatory or review course is determined solely by the hosting organization. The item domains and rubrics for the Certification Examination for Obesity Medicine Physicians are available without
UTHealth Announces New Obesity Medicine Fellowship
(2 days ago) The Allison Family Foundation Fellowship in Obesity Medicine and Metabolism is a one-year fellowship designed for current residents or recent graduates of internal medicine, family medicine, or endocrinology training programs who wish to obtain rigorous, comprehensive subspecialty training in the area of Obesity Medicine. The fellowship is
Dr. Madhu Pamganamamula, Internal Medicine/Sleep Medicine
(8 days ago) Why did you pursue obesity medicine certification? Having practiced obesity medicine for many years prior to my certification, I wanted to reinforce my clinical knowledge of this area of medicine and update with the latest repertoire of tools available to physicians to fight this epidemic.
Endocrine Society Offers Online Obesity CME
(5 days ago) The Endocrine Society, an American Board of Obesity Medicine partner organization, offers numerous opportunities for physicians interested in obesity medicine to learn more and satisfy Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for first-time ABOM certification and recertification.These offerings include a recording of the full Obesity Management Workshop recently presented in conjunction
Clinical Management of Obesity
(2 days ago) Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine Director, Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition Boston Medical Center Louis Aronne, MD Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research, Weill Cornell Medical College Director of the Comprehensive Weight Control Center,
Policies and Procedures for 2021 Obesity Medicine
(8 days ago) An obesity medicine physician is a physician with expertise in the field of obesity medicine. This field of medicine requires competency in and a thorough understanding of the treatment of obesity and the genetic, biologic, environmental, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to obesity. The obesity medicine physician employs therapeutic
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin
(6 days ago) Sleep and obesity Guglielmo Beccutia,b and Silvana Pannaina aDepartment of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA bDepartment of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Turin, Italy Abstract Purpose of review—This review summarizes the most recent evidence linking decreased sleep duration and poor sleep quality to obesity, focusing upon studies in adults.
Dr. Varalakshmi Niranjan, Internal Medicine
(2 days ago) She is board certified in internal medicine and obesity medicine. She has been in practice since 2002. She is a member of the American College of Physicians, Obesity Medicine Association and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Connecticut. Dr.
Dr. Anand Gupta, Internal Medicine/Hospital Medicine
(3 days ago) Obesity medicine certification is an index of a physician’s expertise in treating obesity as a disease. It assures patients that a physician has training, experience, and knowledge of obesity medicine and thus assures better outcomes in comparison to a non-board certified physician practicing obesity medicine.
Dr. Karl Nadolsky, Endocrinology
(5 days ago) Dr. Karl Nadolsky is a clinical endocrinologist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI, and clinical assistant professor of medicine at Michigan State University. He developed and served as director of the Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolic Institute and was faculty for the endocrinology fellowship program at Walter Reed National Military Medical
ABOM Featured in Obesity Journal
(4 days ago) Dyan Hes, MD: My biggest takeaway from this report is how physicians are motivated on their own to become obesity medicine physicians. These diverse physicians are so highly motivated to give the best care to their patients that they dedicate their time to hours of educational conferences and online learning to become better caregivers.
CME Certification Pathway Eligibility and Requirements
(8 days ago) The Obesity Medicine Academy is the Obesity Medicine Association’s online learning platform for evidence-based, peer-reviewed clinical obesity education. The Obesity Medicine Academy offers more than 200 on-demand presentations. Any CME credits earned through the Obesity Medicine Academy will count as GROUP ONE for Exam Applicants.
Eligibility: CME Pathway (2021 Exam Applicants)
(Just Now) The Obesity Medicine Academy is the Obesity Medicine Association’s online learning platform for evidence-based, peer-reviewed clinical obesity education. The Obesity Medicine Academy offers more than 200 on-demand presentations. Any CME credits earned through the Obesity Medicine Academy will count as GROUP ONE for 2021 ABOM Exam Applicants.
Dr. Mahtab Ahmed, Family Medicine
(4 days ago) Dr. Mahtab Ahmed, originally from Bangladesh, completed his family practice residency in Dayton, Ohio in 1995. Since then he has worked in a variety of settings from urgent care, private practice, to working for large and small hospital corporations and now in an employer-based Health and Wellness Clinic in rural Northwest Ohio.
Test Content Outline
(1 days ago) Please note:The American Board of Obesity Medicine certiﬁcation exam covers information that pertains to individuals throughout the entire life cycle. The overall content of the exam includes: • pediatric and adolescent content (15%) • adult content (20%) • content relevant to the entire life cycle (65%)
Dr. Jennifer Seger
(6 days ago) Board Certification: Family Medicine; Obesity Medicine Dr. Jennifer Seger is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. After completing her residency at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, she established a family medicine practice in San Antonio, where she developed
Obesity Medicine News Archives
(3 days ago) A record 1,400+ physicians applied to take the 2021 American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) certification exam, which tests doctors for their competency in treating obesity. Physician candidates will take the test between February 18-25 at computer-based testing centers throughout the United States and Canada and through live remote proctoring.
Dr. Jennifer Ashton, OB/GYN
(6 days ago) What advice to you have for obesity medicine physicians about how they can contribute to the media coverage of obesity in their local communities? I think promoting their certification through ABOM is a good start. It lets people know that there is a specialty, and there is a skill-set and knowledge base that is required to achieve certification.
Distinguished Leaders in Obesity Medicine
(3 days ago) Dr. Caroline Apovian Caroline M. Apovian, MD, FACP, FTOS, DABOM is Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA. Until December 2020, she was the Director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center and the Fellowship Program in Obesity Medicine and …
Maintenance of Certification Committee
(Just Now) The Maintenance of Certification Committee recommends articles on the topic of obesity medicine to the committee chair; reviews articles to select the best submissions each month; and reviews and edits questions associated with each article.
Dr. J. David Prologo, Interventional Radiology
(7 days ago) Dr. Prologo is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, after which he underwent radiology and interventional radiology training in the University Hospitals Case Medical Center programs – where he also served as chief resident.
Introducing ABOM Medical Director Dr. Lisa DeRosimo
(2 days ago) The American Board of Obesity Medicine is pleased to welcome Dr. Lisa DeRosimo as the organization’s first medical director. In this part-time position, Dr. DeRosimo will serve as an obesity medicine clinical content expert interacting with ABOM administrative staff, board of directors, item writing committee members, diplomates and physician candidates.
Dr. Amira Ayad, Family Medicine
(2 days ago) Amira Ayad, MD, is a family medicine physician and the Medical Director of the Wellness Center at Adventist Health Bakersfield. Dr. Ayad enjoys all aspects of patient care and is very passionate about prevention and treatment of obesity with all its associated complications.
Dr. Nadia B. Pietrzykowska, Internal Medicine
(3 days ago) Dr. Nadia Pietrzykowska graduated from Warsaw Medical School in Poland. She completed her internal medicine residency at Capital Health in NJ where she also was chief resident. Afterwards, she continued her medical education with a fellowship in obesity medicine …
ABOM Continues Rapid Growth with 720+ New Diplomates
(5 days ago) tops 3,370 in US and Canada. The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) today announced that more than 720 physicians passed its board certification test administered in February 2019. The number of physicians who are board certified in obesity medicine now exceeds 3,370 in the United States and Canada. A record 726 examinees passed the ABOM
Dr. Carol Penn, Family Medicine
(4 days ago) My obesity medicine ‘aha’ moment came when I realized how much behavioral health was a cornerstone in the practice of obesity medicine. It was a perfect opportunity for me to integrate my expertise in Mind Body Medicine modalities with the emerging science of obesity medicine.
Dr. Gule-Rana Masood, Internal Medicine
(8 days ago) Medicine is the ultimate team sport and obesity medicine is no different. My experience with obesity medicine is that the best treatments stem from discussing and working with all sorts of clinicians. Furthermore, I have seen that even a 10 percent weight loss may improve many diseases and the quality of life of our patients.
Dr. Bharti Shetye, Internal Medicine
(5 days ago) Obesity medicine training is a valuable asset in the world of primary care, internal medicine and family medicine. Interns and residents in training should mandatorily undergo rotations with obesity medicine physicians to learn more regarding obesity medicine.
ABOM Grows in Canada
(2 days ago) ABOM GROWS. in Canada. More than 500 physicians are slated to take the American Board of Obesity Medicine certification exam during the upcoming exam window December 5-12. This includes eight physicians from Canada, where the obesity medicine field is growing quickly. In October, the Canadian Medical Association acknowledged obesity as a
Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford
(2 days ago) At Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), she is an obesity medicine physician for children, adolescents, and adults, Associate at the Disparities Solution Center, and Affiliated Faculty at the Mongan Institute of Health Policy. At the MGH Weight Center, she provides behavioral, pharmacologic, and bariatric surgery pre and post-op care.
Earn 30+ Live CME Credits at Columbia’s Obesity Course
(4 days ago) Obesity medicine specialists and doctors seeking American Board of Obesity Medicine certification are invited to participate in the Institute of Human Nutrition’s 2016 Obesity Course, held on the Columbia University Medical Center campus in New York City.
Dr. Abigail Amy Annan, Family Medicine
(9 days ago) Obesity medicine is a very individualized field. A comprehensive understanding of the pathophysiology of this disease is beneficial. However, compassion and empathy are key components in developing the skill to establish rapport with patients in order to gain insight into their challenges. Weight loss is a lifelong journey, with no quick fixes
Peminda K. Cabandugama, Internal Medicine
(3 days ago) peminda k. cabandugama, md. Dr. Peminda K. Cabandugama is board certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine and board eligible in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. A native of Colombo, Sri Lanka, he came to the United States in 2003 to go to college at Winona State University in Winona, MN where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with
Dr. Robert Kushner
(6 days ago) Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Obesity Medicine. Robert Kushner, MD, MS, FACP, FTOS. Dr. Robert Kushner is Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Clinical Director of the Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity, and Director for the Center for Lifestyle Medicine in Chicago.
ABOM Continues Rapid Growth with 580+ New Diplomates
(8 days ago) The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) today announced that more than 580 physicians passed its board certification test administered in February and March 2018. The number of physicians board certified in obesity medicine now exceeds 2,650 in the U.S. and Canada.
Meet the Master: Dr. Walter Pories
(4 days ago) Dr. Walter Pories. Each year the American Board of Obesity Medicine is pleased to honor a physician who has made significant contributions to the science, practice and/or advancement of obesity medicine with the Master of the ABOM award. Next month, William H. …