President of InterQuest Medical & Scientific Communications
Pro to the question "Is Obesity a Disease?"
"Obesity meets all accepted criteria of a medical disease, including a known etiology, recognized signs and symptoms, and a range of structural and functional changes that culminate in pathologic consequences. Excess adipose tissue acts as an endocrine organ to produce excess free fatty acids, as well as tumor necrosis factor-á, interleukin-6, leptin, and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1. These bioactive molecules are associated with hyperinsulinemia, hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, development of diabetes, endothelial damage, and the onset and progression of atherosclerotic lesions."
"Obesity as a Disease State: A New Paradigm for Diagnosis and Treatment," Clinical Cornerstone, 2009
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:
President, InterQuest Medical & Scientific Communications
Managing Director, Convergence 360
Founder and Director, Diabetes Consortium, Inc.
Executive Vice President and Scientific Director, Torre Lazur McCann
Advisor, Aton Pharma
Consultant, Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research
Senior Vice President and Scientific Director, Nelson Communications, Oct. 2002-Sep. 2004
Vice President for Education, Physicians World, 1999-2001
Vice President of Medical Education, Impact Communications, 1996-2000
Fellow, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 1982-1984
PhD, University of Maryland at Baltimore, 1991
Attended Loyola College in Maryland, 1976-1981
Attended University of Vermont, 1972-1976
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Cowritten with George A. Bray, MD, Michael B. Clearfield, DO, and Dan J. Fintel, MD, "Overweight and Obesity: The Pathogenesis of Cardiometabolic Risk," Clinical Cornerstone, 2009
Cowritten with Richard W. Nesto, and Uberto Pagotto, "Guiding Clinical Decisions on Abdominal Obesity and Cardiometabolic Risk," Clinical Cornerstone, 2009
Cowritten with Louis J. Aronne, MD, and Joseph L. Lillo, DO, "Obesity as a Disease State: A New Paradigm for Diagnosis and Treatment," Clinical Cornerstone, 2009