- Founder and Co-Director of George Washington University Weight Management Program (GWUWMP)
- Pro to the question "Is Obesity a Disease?"
“There’s no question that obesity is a disease… Obesity is a disease where there’s a disregulation of eating – just like diabetes is a disease where the system of controlling blood sugar is not functioning properly.”
“Is Obesity a Disease?,” Washington Post, Nov. 10, 2003
- Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with MDs or PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to obesity and health. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to obesity and health.
- Involvement and Affiliations:
- Founder and co-Director, George Washington University Weight Management Program (GWUWMP), 1991-present
- Internist, Arthur Frank, MD & Associates
- Scientific Advisory Board, Vivus (a drug-development company specializing in products addressing obesity and sexual health)
- Former Treasurer, American Obesity Association (now known as The Obesity Society)
- Former Chairman, Clinical Committee of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO)
- Former advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services
- Post-doctoral fellow, National Heart Institute
- US Public Health Service post-doctoral fellow in endocrinology and metabolism, Stanford
- Completed residency at Stanford Medical Center
- MD, New York University
- MS, Biochemistry, University of Pennsylvania
- BS, Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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- Pro & Con Quotes: Is Obesity a Disease?