Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN, is Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition at Boston University School of Medicine and Director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Apovian is a nationally and internationally recognized authority on nutrition and has been in the field of obesity and nutrition since 1990. Her current research interests are in weight loss and its effects on endothelial cell function, adipose cell metabolism and inflammation, research in the bariatric surgery population, and novel pharmacotherapeutic antiobesity agents. She has become an expert in the technique for subcutaneous adipose tissue biopsies and has been performing these biopsies on research subjects for over 5 years.

Dr. Apovian was a recipient of the Physician Nutrition Specialist Award given by the American Society of Clinical Nutrition for her work on developing and providing nutrition education to medical students and physicians in training at Boston University School of Medicine. She has published over 100 articles, chapters, and reviews on the topics of obesity, nutrition, and the relationship between adipose tissue and risk of developing cardiovascular disease. In addition, she has written a popular book for patients called “The ALLI Diet Plan”. She has also recently chaired the Pediatric Surgery Task Group for the Betsy Lehman Center and Massachusetts Department of Public Health Expert Panel on Weight Loss Surgery, whose recommendations were published in Obesity Research February 2005, with an update in 2008.

Dr. Apovian has been a member of The Obesity Society since 1992, and has served on the Clinical Committee as well as Secretary/Treasurer and the Executive Committee from 2005 to 2008. She is currently planning next year’s Annual Meeting as Chair of the Clinical Track. She has been a faculty speaker and has presented papers at several of the Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting and serves as Associate Editor for the Society’s journal, Obesity.

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