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Pharmacotherapy of Obesity

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    Pharmacotherapy of Obesity: Practical Applications for Clinical Care

    Speakers:Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
    Kimberly Gudzune, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, FTOS, DABOM, Medical Director

    Duration: 60 minutes

    Presented on: June 7, 2017

Speakers

Pharmacotherapy of Obesity

  • Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN

    Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN

    Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN

    Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

    Caroline M. Apovian, MD, FACP, DABOM, is a professor of medicine and pediatrics in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition at Boston University School of Medicine, and is the director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center. Dr Apovian’s current research interests include weight loss and its effects on endothelial cell function, obesity and cardiovascular disease, adipose cell metabolism and inflammation, resolution of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the bariatric surgery population, disparities in the treatment of obesity in underserved populations and novel pharmacotherapeutic anti-obesity agents. She has given over 150 invited lectures nationally and internationally, and currently serves as President Elect of The Obesity Society.
  • Kimberly Gudzune, MD, MPH

    Kimberly Gudzune, MD, MPH

    Kimberly Gudzune, MD, MPH

    Assistant Professor of Medicine

    Kimberly A. Gudzune, MD MPH, is assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and practices as an obesity medicine specialist at the Johns Hopkins Digestive Weight Loss Center in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her medical and master of public health degrees from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr Gudzune’s research focuses on how patient obesity influences the health care experience, efficacy of commercial weight-loss programs, and how features of the built and social environment influence diet and exercise habits among low-income urban populations. Her research has won many awards and has been featured by The New York Times and National Public Radio. She is board-certified in internal medicine and a diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.
  • Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, FTOS, DABOM

    Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, FTOS, DABOM

    Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, FTOS, DABOM

    Medical Director

    Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, is medical director of the Strategies To Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, chair of the Clinical Committee for The Obesity Society, and director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness. His clinical practice and research addresses obesity prevention and treatment, chronic disease risk reduction, health behavior change in populations, and clinical aspects of weight management. His public policy work focuses on expanding access to care for obesity treatment services, addressing weight stigma, and training physicians in obesity treatment modalities. He is faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and the George Washington University School of Medicine.

All Speakers

  • Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN

    Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN

    Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN

    Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

    Caroline M. Apovian, MD, FACP, DABOM, is a professor of medicine and pediatrics in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition at Boston University School of Medicine, and is the director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center. Dr Apovian’s current research interests include weight loss and its effects on endothelial cell function, obesity and cardiovascular disease, adipose cell metabolism and inflammation, resolution of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the bariatric surgery population, disparities in the treatment of obesity in underserved populations and novel pharmacotherapeutic anti-obesity agents. She has given over 150 invited lectures nationally and internationally, and currently serves as President Elect of The Obesity Society.
  • Kimberly Gudzune, MD, MPH

    Kimberly Gudzune, MD, MPH

    Kimberly Gudzune, MD, MPH

    Assistant Professor of Medicine

    Kimberly A. Gudzune, MD MPH, is assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and practices as an obesity medicine specialist at the Johns Hopkins Digestive Weight Loss Center in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her medical and master of public health degrees from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr Gudzune’s research focuses on how patient obesity influences the health care experience, efficacy of commercial weight-loss programs, and how features of the built and social environment influence diet and exercise habits among low-income urban populations. Her research has won many awards and has been featured by The New York Times and National Public Radio. She is board-certified in internal medicine and a diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.
  • Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, FTOS, DABOM

    Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, FTOS, DABOM

    Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, FTOS, DABOM

    Medical Director

    Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, is medical director of the Strategies To Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, chair of the Clinical Committee for The Obesity Society, and director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness. His clinical practice and research addresses obesity prevention and treatment, chronic disease risk reduction, health behavior change in populations, and clinical aspects of weight management. His public policy work focuses on expanding access to care for obesity treatment services, addressing weight stigma, and training physicians in obesity treatment modalities. He is faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and the George Washington University School of Medicine.

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