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
Experts 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)