Assistant Professor at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) at Midwestern University
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, [dyslipidemia,] 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:
Physician and Surgeon, Scottsdale Family Health, PLLC, 2002-present
Assistant Professor, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM), Midwestern University, 2000-present
Investigator, Elite Clinical Studies, LLC
Medical Director, Wellness, Inc., 1999-2007
Chairman, Department of Family Practice, Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn, 1998-2000
Physician and Surgeon, Medical Arts, PA, 1980-2000