American Board of Obesity Medicine

//American Board of Obesity Medicine

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. Oksana Karpov

Oksana Karpov, DO, 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? Obesity medicine specialist employs various techniques to help patients achieve their goals. A big part of it is a behavioral change [...]

By |2018-12-03T09:49:22-04:00December 3rd, 2018|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Vicki March

12pt;">Vicki March, 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 Specialist is uniquely positioned to provide:  Initial referral to the bariatric surgeon Pre-surgical weight loss supervision if recommended [...]

By |2018-09-26T12:57:04-04:00October 1st, 2018|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Laura Davisson

Laura Davisson, MD, MPH, 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? Bariatric surgery patients frequently have multiple chronic medical problems. Obesity medicine physicians have the skills to manage these complex [...]

By |2018-08-30T11:27:52-04:00August 6th, 2018|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Pannain

Silvana Pannain. MD is 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? Obesity is a complex, multifactorial disease which encompasses and interacts with multiple medicine specialties. Therefore, it is not surprising that [...]

By |2018-05-30T16:13:45-04:00June 4th, 2018|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Vaz

Cherie Lisa Vaz, MD is 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 global rise in morbid obesity and associated comorbid diseases concerns a wide range of specialists. Increasing numbers of [...]

By |2018-03-28T15:07:11-04:00April 2nd, 2018|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Saunders

Katherine H. Saunders, MD, DABOM is 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 specializes in all non-surgical aspects of patients’ care and acts as a resource [...]

By |2018-02-01T10:49:57-04:00February 5th, 2018|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Yancy

William S. Yancy, Jr., MD, MHS, FTOS, 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? Treating obesity requires a multifaceted approach in order to be maximally successful for as many diverse [...]

By |2018-02-05T13:41:09-04:00December 4th, 2017|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Shetye

Bharti Shetye, 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 addressing the obesity epidemic, an alliance between an obesity medicine physician and a bariatric surgeon is a jewel in the [...]

By |2018-02-05T14:03:22-04:00October 2nd, 2017|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Youdim

Adrienne Youdim 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 (OMP) is a physician that specializes in the treatment and management of the obese patient. This [...]

By |2017-08-07T09:37:45-04:00August 7th, 2017|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

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