Obesity Medicine Specialist

  • Tulane University, School of Medicine, Surgery Department
  • New Orleans, LA USA
  • Sep 17, 2023
Full time Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description


Job Description for an Obesity Medicine Specialist

Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Section of MIS/Bariatrics and Family Medicine is recruiting for a faculty position a clinician specializing in Obesity Medicine to:

  • See new consultations for medical weight loss patients
  • Follow up patients for medical weight loss (patients typically follow up monthly for medical weight loss so this would lead to exponential growth)
  • Manage any patients who need medical weight loss prior to surger
  • Manage any patients who have weight regain after surgical weight loss
  • Redirect inquiries for those who qualify or have interest in surgical weight loss to the bariatric program
  • Support the establishment of an accredited medical weight loss center with the ASMBS

The below graphic breaks down the job into specific areas of focus

  • Obesity screening/prevention
    • Screening patients for obesity and obesity-related/metabolic conditions
      • Body Composition/Metabolic Assessment
      • Diet and Physical Activity Measurement
      • Behavioral assessment
      • Obesity phenotypes
  • Clinical management
    • evaluating,
    • diagnosing,
    • and treating specific obesity-related/metabolic conditions
  • Obesity treatment
    • multidisciplinary approach for providing treatment recommendations
    • nutritional/behavioral therapy
    • pharmacological
    • non-surgical
    • surgical
  • Long-term maintenance therapy
    • patient retention,
    • behavioral preference-reinforcement value,

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Job qualifications

  1. Board certified or board eligible in their specific field (there are multiple different avenues to get to obesity medicine so can’t list one specific field)
  2. Either completed a fellowship in bariatric medicine or been practicing for at least 2 years as an obesity medicine specialist
  3. Passed the American board of obesity medicine exam

Application Details

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until qualified candidate is found. Please submit all your materials to be included in the first review.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Karen Noble at knoble1[at]tulane.edu.


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