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ABOMThe American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) serves the public and the field of obesity medicine by establishing a credentialing protocol and maintaining standards for assessment and certification of candidate physicians. Certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) signifies excellence in the practice of obesity medicine and distinguishes a physician as having achieved a high level of competency and understanding in obesity care. ABOM collaborates with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) to administer the annual credentialing exam. Learn More about ABOM

Interview with Dr. Igel

Leon I. Igel, MD, FACP, an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? The obesity medicine physician plays a multifaceted role as part of the bariatric surgery team. They can assist pre-operatively in [...]

By | 2017-06-02T14:04:11+00:00 June 5th, 2017|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Lindquist

Richard Lindquist, MD, an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? The obesity medicine physician in the surgical setting complements the surgical team and brings a medical perspective to the continuum of care. [...]

By | 2017-06-02T14:00:17+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Kobleur

Jessica Kobleur, MD, an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? The obesity medicine physician brings a vision of the big picture as well as an understanding of the specific processes at play [...]

By | 2017-03-27T15:53:32+00:00 February 6th, 2017|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Soleymani

Taraneh Soleymani, MD , an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? In 2013 the American Medical Association recognized obesity as a disease. To effectively treat this chronic condition, the approach has to [...]

By | 2016-12-02T10:17:06+00:00 December 5th, 2016|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Ko.

Chris Ko, MD, an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? Bariatric surgery is the single most effective treatment measure to induce significant weight loss and improve or resolve the comorbidities associated with [...]

By | 2016-12-02T09:52:42+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Meet the Diplomate – Dr. Griffith

Marcus Christopher Griffith, M.D., an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? I am an obesity medicine specialist with a primary specialization in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. My specific skill set provides [...]

By | 2016-11-10T13:58:49+00:00 August 1st, 2016|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Meet the Diplomate – Dr. Watson

Dr. Christine Kirkendol Watson, an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? We bring the medical aspect of obesity to the surgical setting.  Surgery is one of many tools used to treat [...]

By | 2016-11-10T13:58:49+00:00 June 6th, 2016|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Angela Fitch

Dr. Angela Fitch, an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? An obesity medicine physician brings a holistic medical perspective to patient care in the bariatric surgical setting.  Often times surgeons do [...]

By | 2016-11-10T13:58:50+00:00 April 4th, 2016|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Lisa DeRosimo

Dr. Lisa DeRosimo, an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? The obesity medicine physician (OMP) can provide a medical overview and unique set of knowledge that is beneficial in the bariatric [...]

By | 2016-11-10T13:58:50+00:00 February 1st, 2016|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Record Number of ABOM Exam Applicants

Record Number of Applicants Sit for American Board of Obesity Medicine Certification Exam A record number of physicians applied to take the 2015 American Board of Obesity Medicine certification exam, recognizing doctors for their expertise in treating obesity and overweight. In total, 542 physicians throughout the United States and Canada applied to sit for the [...]

By | 2016-07-14T09:44:12+00:00 December 7th, 2015|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments